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White House budget includes more Race to the Top, universal preschool

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 2:35pm
President Barack Obama's proposed fiscal 2015 budget includes $69 billion for education, a call for universal preschool for a -More
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College Board partners with Khan Academy on new SAT

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 2:35pm
The College Board announced Wednesday that the SAT exam would undergo a major overhaul in 2016 to focus more on college readi -More
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A teacher's guide to Twitter, Instagram and more

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 2:35pm
It can be challenging for teachers to integrate social media into lessons, writes Edutopia contributor Matt Davis.  -More
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N.Y. high school provides "hands-only CPR" training to all students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 2:35pm
Nearly 1,100 students at Grand Island Senior High School in New York are being taught "hands-only CPR" by certified instructo -More
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S.D. 8th-graders campaign against the "R-word"

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 2:35pm
A group of eighth-graders at Simmons Middle School in Aberdeen, S.D., are leading an awareness campaign to end the use of the -More
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Upcoming NCSS Tuesday Webinar

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 2:35pm
Through June 10, NCSS presents a different professional development every Tuesday evening.  -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, 03/07/2014 - 2:35pm
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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Court Orders Kansas Legislature to Spend More on Schools

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 1:01pm
The issue of increasing base aid per student was politically charged because as lawmakers were refusing to increase funding, they passed the largest tax cuts in state history.
    





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Strauss: They still don’t get it: Obama’s new Race to the Top contest for ‘equity’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:14pm

They still don’t get it.

The Obama administration still apparently thinks -- despite evidence to the contrary -- that it can achieve “educational equity” by holding a contest with winners and losers.

When the $4.35 billion Race to the Top was first announced in 2009 as the administration’s chief education initiative, it was promoted as an effort to en sure that every student was “college and career ready” and to achieve “educational equity” by aggressively ”turning around” the lowest-performing schools (or by closing them if they didn’t turn around fast enough.)

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Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:11am
Owen barely communicated with my wife and me. But he opened up to the parrot from “Aladdin.”
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Proofreading and Fact-Checking

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:08am
How carefully do you read? Do you catch errors in your own work? In published pieces? Take our quiz and see if you can find 14 errors that were inserted into recent Times articles.
    





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Chancellor Says She Regrets Remarks About a Harlem Charter School

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 10:48am
The New York City schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, said she would work to accommodate students affected by a decision to deny public classroom space to a Harlem school.
    
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Maine Governor Vetoes Virtual School Moratorium

Education Week - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 10:43am
A bill to put the brakes on the creation of virtual charter schools in Maine was approved by the Senate on Thursday and quickly vetoed by Gov. Paul LePage.
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