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Student-produced videos teach middle-schoolers about behavior

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
Students make videos about how to behave at school during an enrichment class that is part of a Michigan middle school's Posi -More
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Ala. elementary students wrap up campaign speeches before SGA elections

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
Third- and fourth-graders at an Alabama elementary school who are running for a spot in the school's Student Government Assoc -More
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Mel Miller Outstanding Social Studies Leader Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
Each year, the National Social Studies Supervisor Association presents the Mel Miller Outstanding Social Studies Leader Award -More
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Social Studies Advocacy Webinar

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
In a recent webinar, Catriona Macdonald, NCSS expert on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., shared details of our most recent l -More
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A good example is far better than a good precept.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:39pm
Dwight Moody, American preacher and publisher -More
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Prince George’s charter school renegotiates contract to remain in Upper Marlboro

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 1:03pm

It looks like a charter school operated by Imagine Foundation in Prince George’s County will stay put.

Imagine Leeland Public Charter School, which is currently based in an Upper Marlboro church, had asked the county Board of Education to lease a vacant elementary school in Forrestville to better accommodate its programming.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:59pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Fla. Senate passes textbook bill

Education Week - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:11pm
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Strauss: The new school reform model: ‘dumping the losers’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:00pm

Since 2011, the state-run Philadelphia public school district has adopted what is called the “portfolio model” of school reform as its “theory of change.” The model is a move away from the traditional school district, in which a centralized administration controls a set of public schools, to an arrangement in which a group of different kinds of schools, which could include traditional public as well as charter and privately run schools, are overseen by a central entity. Supporters think it gives parents more choice; opponents think that the choice most parents get is phony and that the portfolio model is a step toward the privatization of public education.

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Motherlode Blog: Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:26am
Researchers find that students’ reading comprehension was lower when they read books on electronic devices.






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Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:00am

The Washington Post has honored teaching excellence in the Washington region for three decades, with more than 500 teachers winning the Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award for their work in the classroom, creativity and contribution to the improvement of education.

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Motherlode Blog: One Baby, Five Nationalities

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:59am
My infant son is eligible for five citizenships, and the choice of which passports to apply for turned out to be about much more than visas, paperwork and taxes.






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Strauss: An infuriating admission

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 9:50am

What’s going on here?

Last September, Bill Gates admitted that he doesn’t know if the school reform initiatives that he is massively funding will work. To be precise, he said during an interview at Harvard University:

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This Toxic Standards Fight Isn't Helping Students

Education Week - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:13am
School choice provides an immediate and positive academic solution for students, unlike the hostile fight around the common core, writes Kevin P. Chavous.
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Museums Step Up as Resource for New Science Standards

Education Week - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:11am
Science centers and museums are looking to help educators adapt to the vision for instruction reflected by the Next Generation Science Standards.
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The Learning Network: 10 Ways to Teach and Learn About Spring (While The Learning Network Is on Vacation)

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 7:47am
We’re on vacation until Monday, April 21, but we’ve left you with 10 ideas for teaching the joys (and woes) of spring.






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