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Strauss: A warning to U.S. about ‘educational authoritarianism’ — from a Chinese scholar

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 2:01pm

Yong Zhao is a respected education scholar who has been a fierce critic of high-stakes standardized testing, both in China and the United States. Zhao, the presidential chair and director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the University of Oregon’s College of Education,  has written a new book entited “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World” that my colleague, Post education writer (and former China correspondent) Jay Mathews, said in a column was “the best I have ever read on Chinese schools.

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Constitution Day brings civics lessons, activities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Teachers across the U.S. are recognizing Constitution Day -- officially observed Sept.  -More
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How teens' development affects their decision-making capacity

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Adolescents' development in three areas -- identity, independence and peer relationships -- forms their sense of self, writes -More
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New SAT to align with common core

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Students in the class of 2017 will take an overhauled SAT that seeks to redefine what it means to become college ready.  -More
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Backlash against "testing culture" grows in Fla.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Tests are administered on 80 of the school year's 180 days in Florida, and now, some teachers and parents in one district are -More
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More teachers use video games as a teaching tool

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Teachers increasingly are using video games to deliver academic lessons in the classroom, but even as their popularity as a t -More
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Calif. students research, discuss immigration as part of civics initiative

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
More than 200 California high-school students recently gathered to discuss the reasons behind the increase in Central America -More
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Mich. students to write biographies of the elderly for service-learning course

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
A group of Michigan high-school students are participating in an elective service-learning course that pairs them with elderl -More
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What Constitution Day means and why it matters

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
The September 2014 "Social Education" puts the spotlight on past and present civic challenges.  -More
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Constitution Day resources

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Constitution Day is Sept. 17. NCSS has collected a list of resources from our publications, and other organizations.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More

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Look for a way to lift someone up. If that's all you do, it's enough.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Elizabeth Lesser, American entrepreneur -More
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D.C. principals: When is there too much choice?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:47pm

What happens to students who attend five schools in six years? How can schools attract enough students to balance their budgets and stay competitive when new schools are opening all the time? How does school choice benefit families who are the least prepared to make informed decisions?

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Strauss: How one middle school handled 136 unruly students

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:03pm

Normandy Middle School in north St. Louis — a few miles away from Ferguson, where the August killing of a black teenager by a white police officer sparked civil unrest — has been the worst-performing district in Missouri for several years. As a result, the state took over the Normandy School District, replaced 45 percent of the staff and ordered mandatory training for teachers. When school started in mid-August, educators hoped that it was the dawn of a new era. It wasn’t.

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Northeastern U. talks up professional connections, not its U.S. News ranking

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:01pm

Several weeks ago, Northeastern University’s president dropped by The Washington Post to talk up the private institution in Boston.

Joseph E. Aoun wanted to get the word out about “experiential learning” programs that combine professional work with academic scholarship in an attempt to position students for high-powered careers.

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Capitoline Museums in Rome to Join With University of Missouri to Catalog Artifacts

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:30pm
The university will research and analyze 249 pieces of black-glazed pottery, performing tests that the Roman institution can not afford on its own.






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