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Assessment questions that have important implications for teaching, learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Educators and policymakers should ask themselves what assessments measure, how they help teachers, how they serve students an -More
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Study: Students' scores improve with later high-school start times

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Researchers from the University of Minnesota have found that students at high schools with later start times have higher grad -More
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How to integrate technology seamlessly in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
The key to developing a technology-based classroom is to do it seamlessly and with a focus on creating an engaging, student-c -More
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Ala. students want 5,000 pairs of shoes for people in need

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Students in New Century Technology High School's Beta Club in Huntsville, Ala., are holding a drive to bring in at least 5,00 -More
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Club grooms Colo. 5th-graders to become young orators

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Fifth-graders in the Lafayette Elementary School Oratory Club in Colorado have been meeting after school since November to im -More
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NCSS Tuesday Webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
This 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 - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
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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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer -More
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International Education: Concerns Over Measurement of Fukushima Fallout

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:17pm
Japanese university researchers say that they still feel under pressure to play down the effects of the nuclear disaster.
    





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International Education: Concerns Over Measurement of Fukushima Fallout

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:11pm
Japanese university researchers say that they still feel under pressure to play down the effects of the nuclear disaster.
    





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Strauss: Billionaires are privatizing science too -- not just public education

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:48pm

One of the distinguishing features of the modern school reform movement is the extent to which super-wealthy private philanthropists are leading the drive to privatize the public education system. Some of them believe the public system is inefficient, while others simply don’t believe in the public sector -- but whatever the motive, the vast amounts of private money that the wealthy have poured into reform initiatives that they favor have driven the public agenda. But now it turns out that it isn’t just public education that billionaires are privatizing. They are doing it with science, too.

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Motherlode Blog: Please Don’t Call Me Mom

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:26pm
Perhaps these situations sound familiar. A nurse says to me, “Mom, how many hours does she sleep at night?” An activity leader: “Mom, pick-up is at 6.” A sales clerk: “Mom, do we need another size?” I’m not their mom.
    





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

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 12:24pm
Welcome to the NYT Motherlode’s first open thread. Got thoughts about news and family this week? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
    





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Gov. Cuomo's New Battle With De Blasio: Charter Schools

Education Week - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 9:24am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears to be shifting attention to his next battleground with the mayor of his state's largest city: charter schools.
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