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High-school students help dig for artifacts on Mass. estate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Eight high-school students in Milton, Mass., are participating in the Wakefield Estate's Summer Archaeology Institute, a two- -More
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Collaboration time for teachers yields improvements for Conn. school

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Following an unsuccessful attempt in 2010 to extend school days for students and teachers to improve achievement at a Connect -More
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3 tips to help teachers work together

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Sharing responsibility by delegating some of the workload can improve collaboration between educators, writes former classroo -More
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Strategies to help schools safeguard sensitive data in the cloud

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
For school districts looking to move data to the cloud or use other file-sharing services, file encryption technology is esse -More
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La. students prepare school gardens in Choctaw tradition

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Elementary- and middle-school students in Lacombe, La., recently learned about the gardening traditions of the Choctaw Indian -More
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Ore. students' service projects help children, at-risk youths

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
High-school student volunteers participating in a CARECorps summer camp aim to complete several service projects benefitting  -More
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Opportunity for NBCTs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
From NCSS Past-President Michael Yell's blog on Connected, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is seeking  -More
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Are you a member?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation&rs -More
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D.C. Youth Slam Team brings home world championship

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:59pm

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A D.C. slam poetry team won first prize at an international festival last weekend.

The 2014 Brave New Voices Festival, the largest youth slam poetry festival, attracted 50 teams from around the country and five international cities, and ended Saturday night with the “Grand Slam Finals.”

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Nebraska Education Officials Scrap Test Scores

Education Week - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:19pm
Nebraska education officials are throwing out the results of statewide writing tests plagued by technological problems.
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Glenn Beck takes to the theaters to attack Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:56am

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Conservative media commentator Glenn Beck led a national strategy session to kill the Common Core State Standards on Tuesday night, using a two-hour simulcast into movie theaters across the country as a way to embolden critics of the standards and recruit foot soldiers to the cause.

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Report: D.C. youth more likely to attend preschool, have health insurance

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:30am

Children in the District are attending preschool at higher rates, performing better academically and are more likely to have health insurance, according to an annual report of child well-being indicators released this week.

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Strauss: Studying Jon Snow: U-Va. offering ‘Game of Thrones’ summer course

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:26am

If “The Simpsons” can be the subject of a college course (“Simpsons and Philosophy” at the University of California Berkeley), as well as “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (at Portland State University), it was only a matter of time before “Game of Thrones” would make it onto some course catalog. And now it has.

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