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Cost of College: A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 1:55pm
Some little-noticed legislative changes have created conditions for a far-reaching overhaul of how a college education is bought and paid for.






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Strauss: Condi Rice taking reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 12:13pm
Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is taking the reins of Jeb Bush’s education foundation while the former Florida governor continues exploring whether he will dive into the 2016 presidential race.Read full article >>






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Technophoria: Your College May Be Banking on Your Facebook Likes

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:40am
College fund-raising offices are turning to a handful of start-ups to help identify prospective alumni donors through their social media activity.






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Montgomery parents plead for later high school start times

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:52pm
Parents in Montgomery County made impassioned pleas Thursday for later high school starting times, sharing personal stories of teenagers who barely function in the pre-dawn darkness, fall asleep during early classes and fight chronic exhaustion.Read full article >>






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J.C. Hayward announces retirement from WUSA 9 after long hiatus

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:22pm
Longtime television news anchor J.C. Hayward is retiring from WUSA Channel 9 after four decades on the air, following a hiatus that began in late 2013, when she was linked to allegations of financial irregularities at a D.C. charter school whose board she chaired.Read full article >>






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ESEA Testing In Flux After Senate Hearing

Education Week - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:42pm
Several witnesses implored Sen. Alexander to maintain annual testing in the ESEA, but he continues to entertain alternatives.
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Motherlode Blog: Childless, With Regret and Advice: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Picture

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:50pm
I didn’t want to become my mother, so I actively avoided becoming a mother at all until it was too late.






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Pilot programs help Mass. 6th-graders explore archaeology, fossils

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
About 400 sixth-graders in Cambridge, Mass., recently studied artifacts, fossils and history as part of pilot programs in soc -More
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Why teachers should partner with librarians for inquiry-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
School librarians can help educators make the transition to inquiry-based learning, said Paige Jaeger, a school librarian tur -More
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Obama addresses higher education, student data protections

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
President Barack Obama addressed several education issues during the State of the Union, including the need for expanded acce -More
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Ariz. teachers show support for new civics requirement

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Teachers in Arizona interviewed for this article largely support the American Civics Act signed into law recently by Gov.  -More
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Pa. educators enhance student learning with virtual field trips

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Educators in some Pennsylvania schools are using videoconferencing technology for virtual field trips that engage and connect -More
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Map charts 224 State of the Union addresses

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
This article offers an interactive map highlighting the various concerns and issues at home and abroad that U.S.  -More
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13-year-old's startup to develop Braille printers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Shubham Banerjee, 13, won awards for his inexpensive Braille printer built with a Lego robotics kit, then launched a tech sta -More
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2015 NCSS Board of Directors Elections

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Voting for the 2015 Elections for the NCSS Board of Directors opens Feb. 2. Members of good standing as of Dec.  -More
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January/February TSSP

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
The January/February issue of The Social Studies Professional is now available for download! Get TSSP. -More
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Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Thomas Browne, English author -More
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