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An overview of the Peace Corps, sending U.S. citizens abroad since 1961

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00pm

The Peace Corps, officially established on March 1, 1961, sends U.S. citizens abroad to perform service projects aimed at helping to spur long-term change and to promote a better mutual understanding of global cultures. The federal agency, which grew out of then-Sen. John F. Kennedy’s vision, is “devoted to world peace and friendship.”

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Montgomery schools may explore boundary changes to address achievement gap

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:01pm

The Montgomery County Council pressed school officials Monday to consider shifting attendance boundaries to make schools more economically and racially diverse — a potential and politically volatile remedy for a persistent achievement gap.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: The Kids Are Ungrateful

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:17pm
When kids who complain about the things a parent thought they would appreciate, like vacations and even chocolate, how can a parent help them change both tone and attitude?






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Farm camp introduces students to food at its source

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:15pm

The campers dropped off at an Alexandria farm are met with a list of chores: Weed the garden beds, squash bugs, gather eggs from the chicken coop, harvest the vegetables.

Children filled baskets on a recent morning with carrots, squash, tomatoes, Tongue of Fire beans and onions. A few scoured the blackberry bush for ripe fruit. It was a challenge with the eagerly tended bush, but when 7-year-old Franz Pena spotted a bright, plump blackberry, it looked too good to surrender to the basket.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 8-14, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:10pm
The World Cup, Israel and more, including an experimental 10th question we’d love to know if you like. Let us know, and good luck!






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Motherlode Blog: Summer Car Safety: Look Before You Lock, and More

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:33pm
The terrible accusations against the father alleged to have intentionally left his toddler to die in a hot car in Georgia make it too easy to mentally file the death under the category “things that will never happen to my family.”






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Wash. state librarian, teacher collaborate on oral history project

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Carrie Bowman, a librarian in Washington state, reached out to high-school global studies teacher Mike Radow with an idea for -More
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How to ask questions to develop higher-order thinking in students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students often are not asked a range of questions in the classroom that promote higher-order thinking and help them reach the -More
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Conn. issues guidance to schools on developing social studies curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Connecticut's Board of Education recently issued guidance that aims to help create a curriculum that includes economics, geog -More
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Calif. district to require ethnic-studies courses for graduation

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The El Rancho Board of Education in California recently agreed to make ethnic-studies courses a graduation requirement, start -More
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Can tech tools improve the grading process?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Google Drive tools enable teachers to provide individualized and timely feedback, while engaging students in self-reflection, -More
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Pa. students learn about art while painting murals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students who are a part of the Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project in Pittsburgh are learning art concepts while -More
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Colo. woman completes Amelia Earhart's last flight plan

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
A former television reporter, named for the famed aviator Amelia Earhart, finished a journey of more than 28,000 miles around -More
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Nominations due tomorrow for the Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2014 Robert H.  -More
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NCSS state and local councils

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Are you a member of your NCSS Affiliated State Council? See the full list on our website. -More
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