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N.J. 2nd-graders shadow local government officials

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:02pm
Elsinboro Township second-graders in New Jersey recently learned about local government during a shadow program created throu -More
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NCSS members -- Remember to vote!

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:02pm
The 2015 NCSS Board of Directors election is open through March 15. If you are an NCSS member who held membership as of Dec.  -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:02pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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The Learning Network: The Power of Saving: Exploring the Mathematics of Compound Interest

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:58pm
Students explore the basic mathematics of savings and interest and can build intuition about long-term investment strategies and how they can prepare for retirement.






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Motherlode Blog: Babies Who Eat to Live, Instead of the Other Way Around

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:15pm
Obsessing over a baby who is eating enough for her, but not enough to put her on the weight chart.






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Motherlode Blog: The Community College/‘Real College’ Divide

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:35pm
You know what saddened me when I worked at the community college? Meeting students who sounded apologetic for being there. They had heard the message that community college was not real college, and they listened.






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Strauss: What Bill Gates says is the biggest challenge facing his foundation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:32pm
When Bill Gates recently did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) he was asked about the biggest challenge facing his foundation. Teacher Larry Ferlazzo found the response mighty interesting, and he’s offered a piece of advice to Gates to help him meet that challenge.Read full article >>
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Death of the Bake Sale? New Rules Mean Healthier Fundraisers

Education Week - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:05am
When it comes to school fundraisers, bake-sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions, and sales of healthier treats are in.
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