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The Social Studies Professional

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The September issue of The Social Studies Professional, the NCSS newsletter, is available for download.  -More
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NCSS awarded Gates Foundation Grant

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
NCSS has been awarded a grant from the Gates Foundation as part of a robust, multi-network effort to support teachers as they -More

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education
Plymouth State University

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It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Brian Tracy, Canadian entrepreneur -More
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More than 200 Fairfax students among National Merit semi-finalists

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:13pm

More than 200 Fairfax County students have been named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists for 2015.

The 205 Fairfax seniors are among 16,000 high school students who are semi-finalists this year for the scholarship program. The students were picked based on their 2013 PSAT and qualifying test scores. The semi-finalists represent the top-scoring students in each state and make up less than one percent of all high school seniors.

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Motherlode Blog: The End of a Week of Cooking, and a Weekend Plan

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:13pm
After a week of cooking, Friday is a night off before weekend meals and planning for next week.






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Motherlode Blog: Thursday Dinner, Faster Than Delivery

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:21am
Salad Pizza: If you’ve got a ball of whole-wheat pizza dough, you can get dinner on the table faster than you could get it delivered.






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Strauss: How a Koch foundation influenced a university economics department

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:02am

Earlier this year, I published a piece about the role that the billionaire Koch brothers are playing not only in conservative politics but in pushing their own agenda in higher education. The piece was written by Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity, one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations that reveals abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by public and private institutions. It said in part:

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Prince George’s to hold free student immunization clinics Saturday

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:27am

The Prince George’s County School System is making a final push for students who have not received the new required immunizations to get their shots before Tuesday’s deadline.

The school district will offer free immunization clinics on Saturday at four schools. Health professionals will be on hand at Bladensburg, Fairmont Heights, Northwestern and Oxon Hill high schools to provide the immunizations. The clinics will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:14am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Retiring: Student Loan Debt Burdens More Than Just Young People

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:15am
About two million Americans age 60 and older are in debt from unpaid student loans, according to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Inequality on Campus: Making Top Colleges Less Aristocratic and More Meritocratic

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:55am
It’s not just the wealthiest colleges that can afford to be economically diverse. And government policies could also make a difference.
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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Recommendations From a Humanities Class at High Technology High School

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:24am
As our first post in the experimental feature NYTLNreads, we asked Sarah Gross, a teacher and Learning Network contributor, to tell us what articles her new ninth-grade class found most interesting in The Times this week.






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The Learning Network: Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 5:00am
What do you eat for breakfast? How about the rest of your family?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, in Speech on ISIS, Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:30am
What is your reaction to the United States’ growing military action in Iraq and Syria?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Mystery and Familiarity of Stonehenge

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:46am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | vivacious

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 79 New York Times articles in the past year.






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