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Can music improve teaching, learning?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
Using music in the classroom helps to engage students, who will retain more information when it is set to a tune, writes Naph -More
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Fla. district reverses decision to opt out of tests

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
A Florida school district that voted last week to opt out of state standardized tests has rescinded the vote.  -More
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Ind. relaxes its standards for new teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
Indiana no longer will require formal education training for new teachers under a recent decision by the state's board of edu -More
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Survey: Schools increasingly use mobile technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
Mobile technology is becoming more popular in today's classrooms, according to a recent survey.  -More
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Books, blogs to help S.C. students connect with peers in France

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
French-immersion students at a South Carolina middle school will connect to peers in France by writing to each other, reading -More
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Iowa school uses on-campus garden for lessons on food, cooking

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
An Iowa elementary school is in its fifth growing season for a small on-campus garden that supports the school's farm-to-scho -More
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Call for members of FASSE Board

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on The Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) boa -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
Norman Vincent Peale, American minister and writer -More
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:22pm
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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Some wrongly claim Alabama tax credit

Education Week - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:08pm
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Princeton moves toward revising sex assault policies amid federal probe

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:46am

Princeton University is moving toward adoption of a new standard for judging sexual misconduct cases, which would make it the latest high-profile school to revise its disciplinary policies amid a national movement to combat sex assault on campus.

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Strauss: The best way to get your college kid to call home

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:36am

Some kids love to call or text or video chat with their parents when they start college. Some kids seem to forget they have a home and pretty much never get in touch with their parents. So how can a parent actually get their child to call home?

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