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Ill. students, teachers work together on cemetery project

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
A group of Illinois high-school students last year began a project to restore headstones on the graves of seven Civil War sol -More
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What teachers can do to prepare for back-to-school night

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Back-to-school night is right around the corner for many educators and, in this blog post, Lily Jones shares nine reminders a -More
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Study: Aerobic exercise improves children's attention, mood

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Among children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, aerobic exercises before the beginning of the school day -More
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Pa. district to reduce testing time for elementary grades

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Officials in Pittsburgh Public Schools will reduce testing by as much as half in kindergarten through fifth grades to help en -More
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How 1 mobile device can transform the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Teachers don't need a suite of smartphones or a tablet for every student to make an impact with iPads and iPhones, asserts Ch -More
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N.Y. state museum opens "Family Room" exhibit honoring 9/11 victims

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The New York State Museum in Albany has opened the "Family Room," an exhibit of personal tributes and items that once filled  -More
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Tenn. 5th-grade artists create new city limit signs

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Fifth-grade art students at Friendsville Elementary School in Tennessee recently created drawings with a hometown theme that  -More
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The Social Studies Professional

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The September issue of The Social Studies Professional, the NCSS newsletter, is available for download.  -More
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NCSS awarded Gates Foundation Grant

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
NCSS has been awarded a grant from the Gates Foundation as part of a robust, multi-network effort to support teachers as they -More

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education
Plymouth State University

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It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Brian Tracy, Canadian entrepreneur -More
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More than 200 Fairfax students among National Merit semi-finalists

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:13pm

More than 200 Fairfax County students have been named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists for 2015.

The 205 Fairfax seniors are among 16,000 high school students who are semi-finalists this year for the scholarship program. The students were picked based on their 2013 PSAT and qualifying test scores. The semi-finalists represent the top-scoring students in each state and make up less than one percent of all high school seniors.

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Motherlode Blog: The End of a Week of Cooking, and a Weekend Plan

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:13pm
After a week of cooking, Friday is a night off before weekend meals and planning for next week.






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Motherlode Blog: Thursday Dinner, Faster Than Delivery

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:21am
Salad Pizza: If you’ve got a ball of whole-wheat pizza dough, you can get dinner on the table faster than you could get it delivered.






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Strauss: How a Koch foundation influenced a university economics department

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:02am

Earlier this year, I published a piece about the role that the billionaire Koch brothers are playing not only in conservative politics but in pushing their own agenda in higher education. The piece was written by Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity, one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations that reveals abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by public and private institutions. It said in part:

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Prince George’s to hold free student immunization clinics Saturday

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:27am

The Prince George’s County School System is making a final push for students who have not received the new required immunizations to get their shots before Tuesday’s deadline.

The school district will offer free immunization clinics on Saturday at four schools. Health professionals will be on hand at Bladensburg, Fairmont Heights, Northwestern and Oxon Hill high schools to provide the immunizations. The clinics will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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