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Idaho 6th-graders boost research skills while playing "mystery" Skype game

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:50pm
Sixth-graders at Kellogg Middle School in Idaho work collaboratively and use research skills while playing "mystery" Skype se -More
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Ohio 8th-graders help send veterans to WWII memorial in D.C.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:50pm
Eighth-graders at Grizzell Middle School in Dublin, Ohio, have raised more than $13,500 -- enough money to send about 30 Worl -More
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Call for manuscripts for Social Studies and the Young Learner

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:50pm
If you are an enthusiastic elementary teacher or teacher educator with great ideas that you have implemented in the classroom -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:50pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Review finds serious test-taking violations in four D.C. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:20pm

Test administrators in four classrooms at four D.C. schools appear to have violated rules on standardized tests last year by helping students arrive at correct answers, according to a city report.

An annual review, conducted by the consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, found less-serious violations of test security at 13 other schools. Those offenses included unauthorized use of cellphones, inconsistent monitoring of test materials and missing test-security documents.

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Strauss: School reformers love ‘choice,’ except when

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:19pm

School “reformers” love to promote “choice.” Charters. Vouchers. Tuition tax credits. It’s all about giving parents choices, right?

Well, not always.

Reformers don’t actually like choice quite so much when:

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Motherlode Blog: College Admissions Season: When the Answer Is No

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:30pm
Some people say that students should entirely drive the college application process. But what parent would let a 17-year-old make such a big decision without help, and what parent wouldn’t share the disappointment when the dream college doesn’t come true?
    





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Prince William delays SOL testing for a week

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:55am

Prince William School officials earned state approval to push back Standards of Learning tests in elementary and middle schools by as much as a week to give students more time to prepare.

The suburban district has canceled school 13 times this year, including Monday, due to snow and ice, one of the highest snow day records in the region.

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