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Research: How texting can improve academic performance

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Texting between teachers and students may help improve communication and increase engagement in learning, writes Scott Hamm,  -More
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Ill. youth group urges city to make public parks smoke-free

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Students with the Youth Leadership Academy in Illinois are campaigning to make public parks in the city of Elgin smoke-free,  -More
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Student-run cafes to meet federal nutrition guidelines

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Students who operate cafes at two North Dakota high schools will adjust menu options to meet federal nutrition standards, sch -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Promoting Inquiry with Primary Source Documents in the Elementary Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
This April 9 webinar will help elementary teachers engage students in US history through selecting appropriate primary source -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award: Meet the winners for March

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators, that inspires readers  -More
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To praise is an investment in happiness.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
George Adams, newspaper columnist -More
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Strauss: Well-connected applicants, legacies still hold advantage in college admissions, survey finds

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:54am
Do well-connected applicants and legacies have a real college admissions advantage?That’s the question that Kaplan Test Prep sought to find out with a new survey of admissions officers from more than 400 top colleges and universities around the country. The results: in many cases, yes, with 25 percent saying they have “felt pressured to accept an applicant who didn’t meet” the school’s admissions requirements “because of who that applicant was connected to.”Read full article >>






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Noose is found hanging from tree on Duke’s campus

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 10:29am
This post has been updated. A noose was found hanging from a tree near the student union at Duke University on Wednesday.The university had already been struggling with racial tensions in recent days after a black student reported being taunted by a white student with a racist chant about the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and lynching.Read full article >>






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‘Love-bombing’ group at University of Arizona called cult, thrown out of religious council

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 9:08am
The University of Arizona campus in Tucson. (AP Photo/Visit Tucson, David Jewell)Too much love, apparently. A religious council at the University of Arizona, after looking into reports that a longtime on-campus ministry known for what one student called “love-bombing” recruitment efforts, was, in fact, a cult, has revoked the church’s membership on the council.Read full article >>






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