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Strauss: Every school should have this classroom door

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 8:01am
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Judge Hears Plea to Halt Tuition Plan at Cooper Union

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:14pm
A group of students, faculty members and alumni mounted a legal challenge to the decision by Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art to begin charging tuition this fall.






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Latest Waiver Move Could Weaken Key Obama Priority

Education Week - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:58pm
The Education Department will let states with NCLB waivers seek a delay in tying student test scores to teacher evaluations until the 2015-16 school year.
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Strauss: Why teachers can’t ignore Ferguson as school begins

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:31pm

As the 2014-15 school year gets underway, teachers around the country have an opportunity and a challenge to bring into the classroom for discussion — in developmentally appropriate ways — the events  roiling Ferguson, Missouri, since a white police officer shot to death an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown on Aug. 9. In the following post, veteran teacher David B. Cohen writes about thoughts he has about the larger meaning of Ferguson prompted by the news as well as interaction he has had with colleagues and others on online communities, including #CAedchat.

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Motherlode Blog: A 6-Year-Old Shouldn’t Inherit a Stiff Upper Lip

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:51pm
My mother was sent away from her mother during the Blitz. She was expected to be stoic, and she expected the same from me. Now, I’m trying not to pass her dismissal of all fears on to my daughter.






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Strauss: A shameless bid for Twitter followers?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:05pm
Follow us if you believe that every child deserves an excellent education!

(Here’s how the USCCF Ed & Workforce describes itself on Twitter: “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education & Workforce promotes rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems.”)

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Declaration of Independence taught as a breakup letter in Calif. school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Juniors in a California U.S.  -More
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How to make asking questions fun, rewarding for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Because "questioning helps us learn, explore the unknown, and adapt to change," it is essential that teachers foster classroo -More
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Duncan offers guidance on testing, evaluations, more

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan in this blog post addresses key education issues, including teacher evaluations and test prep -More
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Education poll highlights public opinion on policies

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Public support for the Common Core State Standards has dropped from 65% in 2013 to 53% in favor now, according to a recent su -More
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How schools can keep track of mobile devices

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
As schools introduce more mobile technology, there is increased risk of the devices going missing, according to this article, -More
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Teachers in Mo. clean the streets as historic unrest unfolds

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
With schools in two districts shuttered this week because of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., some teachers have taken to the s -More
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Iowa students recognized for food-waste projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Students from Johnson County, Iowa, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to be recognized by the President's Environmental  -More
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