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U.S. awards $3.1 million grant to Newtown schools to help with counseling services

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:14pm

Nearly two years after a gunman killed 20 first-graders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the students, parents and community members are still recovering.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education said it is awarding a $3.1 million grant to help the Newtown school system, part of $17 million the Obama administration has spent to date on counseling and other support services for the still-grieving community.

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Fairfax begins school year with added security measures

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:45pm

Students who returned to school in Fairfax County on Tuesday were protected by added security measures placed by the administration in recent months.

After the shootings at Virginia Tech and Newtown, Conn., school officials nationwide reviewed safety protocols to help prevent mass tragedies. In Fairfax, all high schools this fall are equipped with state-of-the art door-access technology that allows administrators inside the building to monitor who comes in.

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Strauss: A pledge school reformers should take

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:30pm

Education historian Larry Cuban notes that no matter what part of the political spectrum school reform originates, reformers keep making the same mistakes, decade in and decade out. What mistakes? Cuban explains in this post. Cuban was a high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is “Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice: Change without Reform in American Education.” This appeared on Cuban’s on School Reform and Classroom Practice blog.

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N.H. teacher designs curriculum tailored to local French-Canadian history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
Susan Pomasko, a social studies teacher in New Hampshire, has incorporated her grant-funded summer travels to France and Cana -More
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History teacher develops civic course for N.J. high school

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
First-year African-American studies and U.S.  -More
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Tenn. revamps social studies tests to boost rigor

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
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Educator: Put teachers in charge of common core PD

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
Districts should tap teachers to help lead the professional development and collaboration needed to implement Common Core Sta -More
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Various approaches taken for Minn. teachers' tech training

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
More schools in Minnesota are introducing classroom technology this school year.  -More
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Calif. bill aims to keep students' electronic data safe

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
Lawmakers in California have passed legislation that prohibits the sale and disclosure of schools' online student data in wha -More
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Pa. students' painted barn "quilts" showcase county's history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
Students in Perry County, Pa., have contributed artwork for the Quilt Barn Trail, a project in which their seven quilt design -More
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Texas father creates accessible amusement park for children with special needs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
Morgan's Wonderland, a nonprofit amusement park in San Antonio, offers a fully accessible experience for children with disabi -More
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Scholarships for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional  -More
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Social studies for the next generation: The C3 Framework

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
One of the recent milestones in social studies education was the release in 2013 of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3)  -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers t -More
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The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
William James, American philosopher and psychologist -More
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Strauss: Florida county rescinds decision to drop all state-mandated testing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:14pm

Last week the school board in Lee County, Fla., became the first school district anywhere to vote to opt out of all state-mandated testing as a protest against what members said was excessive testing. The vote then was 3-2 and board member Don Armstrong called it an “act of civil disobedience.”

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Should You Push a Child to Play a Sport?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:25pm
Have you pushed a child into a sport or onto a team, and was it a success? Or are there other ways of making friends and staying active?






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Letter From India: India’s Education Act Aims to Lift the Poor

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:02pm
The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act requires schools to set aside places for the poor but has created dilemmas no one knows how to resolve.
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