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Wealth Matters: For Boarding Schools, an Evolving Financial Aid Philosophy

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:52pm
Some families making as much as $300,000 are applying for help — and getting it — which shuts out those further down the income ladder.
    
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W.Va. students research personal topics for social studies fair

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Students from four counties gathered this week at the RESA II Social Studies Fair in Huntington, W.Va., to present their rese -More
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Stand-up comedy brings more than laughter to lesson plans

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Educator Sue Stephenson recently spent time with teachers and students in Toronto, Canada, where a group of middle-school tea -More
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La. Senate approves bill to empower top principals

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
The Louisiana Senate has approved a bill that would give top principals -- those rated "highly effective" -- more authority t -More
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Neb. abandons plan to merge small school districts

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
A Nebraska lawmaker has pulled a bill that would have required school districts with fewer than 650 K-12 students to join wit -More
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Tech-savvy Pa. social studies teacher listed among "20 to Watch"

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
The National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network has named Bradley Wilson, a Pennsylvania social studie -More
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Senior biography project gives 4th-graders a perspective on history

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Fourth-graders in Las Cruces, N.M., created written and video biographies of 12 senior citizens for a living history project. -More
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Calif. students work with city to install traffic signal

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Three seventh-graders involved in student government at Marsh Junior High School in Chico, Calif., are working with city lead -More
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NCSS Tuesday Webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Next week's Tuesday Webinar is entitled "C3: Using Disciplinary Literacies to Explore Content through Inquiry." This webinar  -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
The NCSS Live Learning Center features selected NCSS Annual Conference Session recordings to keep you current on the trends i -More
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Nature uses as little as possible of anything.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Johannes Kepler, German mathematician and astronomer -More
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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Socratic Seminars Using Informational Text

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:56pm
In this week’s Skills Practice, Jonathan Olsen and Sarah Gross focus on the Socratic method as a way to analyze informational text and encourage discourse about the new SAT.
    





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One more piece of Gray’s education record: OSSE

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:52pm

Friday’s story about D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s education record leaves out, thanks to space limits, plenty of details about strengths and weaknesses in the District’s schools policies.

One area that may get more attention in the coming months is the Office of the State Superintendent of Education — the city agency responsible for monitoring special-education compliance, administering standardized tests and funneling federal grants to schools.

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Strauss: ‘Sit and stare’ -- what some kids who opt out of tests are forced to do

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:48pm

A new policy is being enacted in some school districts across the country known as “sit and stare.” What is that?

“Sit and stare” policies are enforced on those students whose parents have opted them out of taking a high-stakes standardized test but who are still required to be in the school building when the exams are actually proctored. Under this practice, kids are forced to sit at their desks and stare while their classmates take the test. They can’t read. They can’t write. They can’t put in earplugs and listen to music. They can only sit and stare. Really.

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D.C. leads nation in growth of free breakfasts for schoolchildren

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:23am

The number of K-12 students receiving free breakfast at school is rising across the country, and the District is seeing the fastest growth, compared to all 50 states.

Between 2009 and 2013, the number of students served free breakfast in the nation’s public schools jumped by about 2 million, according to the Agriculture Department, which oversees the free breakfast program.

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Researchers point to racial disparities in school suspension, spotlight new practices

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:05am

Two months after federal officials brought new attention to how students are disciplined in the nation’s schools, a group of 26 researchers, educators and advocates released findings Thursday that underscored racial disparities in suspension and pointed to promising school practices.

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