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Spurring Student Success: It's More Than Academics

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:26pm
Students have to want to come to school, work hard, and graduate. And they have to feel capable of achieving their academic goals. The trick for educators is to figure out how to make that happen.
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Maine students create sea captain's trunks for maritime museum exhibit

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
High-school sophomores in Maine recently created informative displays for the Penobscot Marine Museum's "History Chests" exhi -More
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Ore. school's veterans project will be recognized in Washington, D.C.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
Rainier Junior/Senior High School in Oregon is one of six schools that will be recognized in Washington, D.C., later this mon -More
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What does the future hold for the common core?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
Opposition has increased against the Common Core State Standards, adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia.  -More
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Iowa district considers "clustering" for gifted education

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
A school district in Iowa is considering a "clustering" model for gifted education in grades 4 to 6.  -More
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How IT staff, educators can work hand in hand

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
It's possible for the instructional and information technology sides of a school to be at odds, but when they work together t -More
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S.C. 4th-graders sew quilts representing the Underground Railroad

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
Fourth-graders at India Hook Elementary School in South Carolina recently worked with a master quilter and an apprentice quil -More
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Canadian students help build community food gardens for 4 senior homes

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
Students in a Grade 12 workshop class at a school in Alberta, Canada, recently put together 17 raised gardening boxes to crea -More
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NCSS Tuesday webinar: Flipping the Social Studies Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
The next NCSS Tuesday webinar is "Flipping the Social Studies Classroom," June 3 at 8 p.m. EDT.  -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:35pm
Vince Lombardi, American football player and coach -More
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Motherlode Blog: The Computer Code for Parental Feelings of Inadequacy

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:06pm
That steady stream of articles deeming coding “the new lingua franca” and coding education the holy grail for kids flowing by on social media and dropping into your in-box makes coding the hot new parent guilt trip.






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New principals announced for Alexandria middle schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:54am

An educator from Houston has been chosen to guide Francis C. Hammond Middle School as its principal when it reopens next September as one large school instead of three small ones.

Meilin Jao will lead the re-consolidated school, Alexandria superintendent Alvin L. Crawley announced Sunday. She will work with three academic principals and a dean of students in a new leadership structure designed to nurture personal relationships with students in a larger setting.

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Fairfax County schools to consider calendar changes

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:37am

Fairfax County School Superintendent Karen Garza is proposing significant changes to the school calendar for next fall, a move that would eliminate early elementary school release on Mondays and would effectively add 10 days to the schedule to account for inclement weather.

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Prince George’s school celebrates its 50th anniversary

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:35am

The students at James McHenry Elementary School in Prince George’s County recently held a day-long celebration of the school’s golden anniversary by taking a step back in time to recognize other events and births that took place in 1963-1964.

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Motherlode Blog: Long After a Divorce, the Question of Family Photographs Lingers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:59am
All of the photographs from my entire childhood were taken while my parents were married. What do I do with them now?






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Strauss: Spain’s king-to-be went to Georgetown University

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:39am

Spain’s Prince Felipe, who is about to become the new king of his country, went to high school in Canada, college in Madrid, and earned a master’s degree at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Felipe’s father, King Juan Carlos, announced Monday morning that he would abdicate in favor of his son, who is 46 and whose full name is Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia.

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