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U-Va. student leaders, police discuss racial tensions on campus Friday

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:13pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — Student leaders at the University of Virginia hosted a public discussion on campus racial relations Friday after a black student was violently arrested by a group of white police officers this week.Read full article >>






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Md. 8th-graders tour Baltimore's civil-rights history sites

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
Eighth-grade humanities students from a public charter school in Maryland recently toured a number of Baltimore landmarks tha -More
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Ideas for integrating Earth Day into classroom lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
Now is a great time for teachers to start planning lessons around Earth Day, observed on April 22, writes first-grade teacher -More
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Obama: Funding needs to increase for schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
President Barack Obama recently said he is seeking additional federal funding for education.  -More
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Whole-child model is gaining favor over zero tolerance

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
A growing number of urban school districts are abandoning zero-tolerance policies in favor of a whole-child approach.  -More
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How flipped learning could change the future of education

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
Flipped instruction can help maximize class time, personalize learning, excite students and teachers and build 21st-century s -More
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Ore. students create art on city's evolving history

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
Student artists at Tualatin High School in Oregon are working on pieces for the Student Visual Chronicle program.  -More
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Dog program helps students recover from trauma

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
The Comfort Dog Ministry, founded in 2008, has sent about 80 dogs to schools and universities in 23 states to help students r -More
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Webinar -- Tell Me A Story

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
The stories of individuals provide intimate perspectives on the life and character of a person perpetuating his or her indivi -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:13pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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Cornell arts and sciences dean: Colleges must foster good citizenship

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:10pm
In this post, Gretchen Ritter, the dean of arts and sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., writes about what she believes the purpose of college should be. Ritter is scheduled to speak in Washington on Monday, discussing the role of higher education in training and preparing future public servants and government leaders, as part of a free event sponsored by the Cornell in Washington program.Read full article >>






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Economic View: We’re Frighteningly in the Dark About Student Debt

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:51pm
A $1 trillion portfolio threatens taxpayers because the Education Department can’t properly analyze its loans and doesn’t let other agencies do so.
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Strauss: ‘You do not speak for our children’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:46am
Earlier this year, 19 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Negro College Fund, issued a joint statement about what they would like to see in a newly written No Child Left Behind law, an exercise Congress is now attempting to complete.  The statement (which you can read here) surprised many parents and educators because of its embrace of faulty thinking about teaching and learning.Read full article >>






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