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Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 5:33pm
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”






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W.Va. teacher uses Spanish to connect students to the world

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
Michelle Clarkson, a high-school Spanish teacher in West Virginia, is encouraging her students to become global citizens by e -More
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Educator: Blend differentiation, flipped instruction to get results

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
Teachers can customize students' learning using what educator Joe Hirsch refers to as "fliperentiated" instruction -- the com -More
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Texas board reviews proposed revisions to social studies textbooks

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
The Texas Board of Education recently met to discuss proposed revisions to social studies textbooks about U.S.  -More
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Report offers alternatives to standardized testing

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
Schools should focus more on ongoing, "formative" assessments, rather than annual standardized testing, according to a recent -More
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Tips to help IT, school personnel get on the same page

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
It can be difficult for school personnel and IT professionals to work together effectively, according to this article, which  -More
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Minn. high-school students host city candidates forum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
Pierz Healy High School students in Minnesota recently hosted a televised student-run forum in which they asked city council  -More
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Calif. students raise breast cancer awareness with penny drive

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
Students in a California elementary school recently spent a week raising breast cancer awareness in honor of a teacher who lo -More
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NCSS Annual Conference hotel deadline is Friday!

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
NCSS has arranged special discounted rates at the four closest hotels to the Hynes Convention Center.  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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SmartBrief Education: #SBSTEM Pathways event roundup

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
Educators, associations and thought leaders recently met at SmartBrief headquarters in Washington, D.C., for a lively convers -More
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Motherlode Blog: Schools With No Playgrounds Teach Kids Not to Play

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:37pm
When we provide our children with no time or space to play, first graders play anyway. By third grade, in some places, they think they know better.






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Nurses in Prince George’s will administer vaccines at 15 schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:18pm

Nurses are administering vaccines to students at 15 middle schools in Prince George’s County this week as the county makes a final push for students to get their required vaccinations before Friday’s deadline.

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