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NCSS webinar call for proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:57pm
NCSS is looking to continue to bring the best online educational programming available to the social studies profession in th -More
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NCSS Annual Conference speaker -- Keith Maddox

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:57pm
Keith Maddox is an associate professor of psychology at Tufts University and director of the Tufts University Social Cognitio -More

$125,000 Salary for Master Social Studies Middle School Teachers!
The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School

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True happiness is ... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:57pm
Seneca, Roman philosopher and playwright -More
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Terrance Paul, Developer of Teaching Software, Dies at 67

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:42pm
Mr. Paul with his wife, Judi, created computerized teaching programs like Accelerated Reader that were widely adopted in American schools over the last 25 years.






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Why we wrongly freak out over AP

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:37am

Amy Brecount White, a former Advanced Placement English teacher, has written for Arlington Magazine one of the best pieces ever on high school academic pressure. Her most chilling discovery is that many students are making bad decisions because of a widespread misunderstanding of the college admissions system.

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Motherlode Blog: Civil Disorder, Out of the Curriculum and Into the Streets

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:58am
Denver students protesting a proposed anti-protest curriculum-review committee appear to have learned lessons about the value of questioning authority, and irony.






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Eastern Senior High School in Capitol Hill reopens Wednesday after crews restore power

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:05am

Eastern Senior High School will reopen Wednesday morning after power was restored to the building, according to an alert from D.C. public schools.

The power outage closed the Capitol Hill high school to its 783 students on Tuesday. School officials said late Tuesday there would be an early morning update on the progress crews were making to get the lights back on in the newly renovated green building, which conserves energy and water.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, After Airstrikes in Syria, Says U.S. Will ‘Take the Fight’ to ISIS

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:46am
Why will the participation of five Arab countries in the operation bolster the president’s argument that this campaign does not pit the United States against the Sunni Muslim world?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Derek Jeter’s Final Games

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:30am
Below are the first six paragraphs of a Sept. 19 article, “Right Up to Retirement, Derek Jeter Is Still Playing the Game.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | depose

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 31 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New report reveals surprising facts about Hispanic children and teens

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:01am

Hispanic children, the largest minority group in public schools as well as the fastest growing, are increasingly showing up in preschool programs,  have made significant gains on national math tests, and are posting record high school graduation rates, according to a new study released Wednesday. But they still lagged behind their white peers in academic achievement and were more likely to live in poverty and not finish college.

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National Briefing | Washington: Washington: Ban Sought on Indian Nicknames

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:28pm
A Washington City Council member introduced a bill Tuesday that would force five schools in the District of Columbia to change their American Indian nicknames.






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