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La. elementary school brings in Navy personnel to mentor students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
An elementary school in Louisiana has invited personnel from nearby Naval Air Station Joint Reserve in Belle Chasse to serve  -More
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N.C. students to donate $725 to help children with cancer

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
Students at Draper Elementary School in Eden, N.C., have raised $725 for "Pennies for Patients," a project that supports chil -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Clarity is the counterbalance of profound thoughts.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
Luc de Clapiers, French writer -More
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Strauss: A video that shows why teachers are going out of their minds

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 9:53am

The video below is not a parody. It shows Chicago Public School teachers in a professional development session that will make you understand why teachers are going out of their minds and to what extent administrators have infantilized teachers.

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Strauss: Winning videos from first White House Student Film Festival

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 7:01am

President Obama is hosting the White House’s first ever Student Film Festival, an event aimed to showcase technology in learning, and below are some of the 16 short films selected to be screened, all of them made by students from elementary through high school.

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Strauss: Why preschool critics are wrong

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:00am

W. Steven Barnett is the director of the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University and he is annoyed. At what? People who keep arguing that preschool has not lasting benefits -- despite evidence to the contrary. In this post he takes on the critics and their interpretation of the research.

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The Learning Network Blog: Do You Pay Attention to Nutrition Labels on Food?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 6:00am
Does knowing nutritional information help you make healthier eating choices?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Armed Standoff in Crimea as Russia Assures U.S. on Ukraine

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 5:30am
Why has Crimea been a source of tension between Ukraine and Russia for decades?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Feb. 28, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 5:13am
Can you correctly complete the sentences from the article with verbs?
    





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Strauss: Why NAEP isn’t really ‘the nation’s report card’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 5:00am

The National Assessment of Educational Progress is known across the country as “the nation’s report card” because it is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know in different subjects. The body that oversees NAEP, the National Assessment Governing Board, this week marked its 25th anniversary with a conference in Washington, at which Richard Rothstein and Rebecca Jacobsen made a presentation about the beginnings of NAEP and how its original intentions have become skewed. This post by Rothstein is a shortened version of the presentation. Rothstein is a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit organization created to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers, and also a senior fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy, University of California (Berkeley) School of Law. Jacobsen is an associate professor of education at Michigan State University. This appeared on the institute’s website.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | entree

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 214 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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About New York: Nagging, as a Force for Good

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:22pm
At a school fair at the Department of Probation in the Bronx, officers made sure that clients on probation were on the right path.
    





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Op-Ed Contributor: When May I Shoot a Student?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 9:52pm
Modest questions about an Idaho bill allowing guns on campus.
    





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Ex-Montgomery music teacher indicted on 39 counts of sexual abuse of girls, including rape

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 9:32pm

A former Montgomery County music teacher was indicted Thursday on 39 criminal counts related to his alleged sexual abuse of 14 elementary school girls and rape of a middle school student during his lengthy career in the county’s public school system.

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