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Are Healthier School Lunches Winning Over Students?

Education Week - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:45pm
Two new surveys of school leaders found that while many students complained about the more-nutritious fare offered by schools when new federal rules rolled out, that discontent seems to have waned.
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Ore. students learn about maritime industry, global economics on the docks

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
A group of high-school students recently visited the Port of Astoria in Oregon through a summer program to learn about the lo -More
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Educator shares benefits of workshop-style writing lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Writing workshops teach students to craft their own stories by studying and reading aloud from mentor texts, writes Erin Klei -More
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Texas education board asked to delay AP U.S. history curriculum, exam

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
The Texas State Board of Education has been asked to delay use of the Advanced Placement history curriculum and test so state -More
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60 districts pledge to improve education for black, Hispanic males

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Sixty of the country's largest school districts, which enroll about 40% of all African-American and Hispanic male youths livi -More
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Hallmarks of a tech-savvy teacher

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Partaking in regular online professional development, participating in Twitter chats with fellow educators and promoting digi -More
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2 Fla. students lead community tree-planting projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Two Florida students are overseeing tree-planting projects to beautify the area and help the environment.  -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Social studies for the next generation: The C3 Framework

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
One of the recent milestones in social studies education was the release in 2013 of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3)  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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I give myself sometimes admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Mary Wortley Montagu, British writer -More
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 15-21, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Two big stories dominated the news in what the Sunday Review called “a week of agony.” Take the quiz below to see what you understood about those and other stories, and to find links to more information.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Having a Baby, and Getting a Dog

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:09pm
Should a couple planning on soon having a baby get a dog?






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Strauss: Why college remediation needs to be overhauled

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:33am

Award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York has written here and here about how college remediation rates are often hyped. In in the following post she expands her examination by looking at the purpose and efficacy of the remedial model. Burris has been exposing the problems with New York’s disastrous school reform effort for a long time on this blog. (You can read some of her work here, herehere,  here, and here.) She previously wrote about remediation rates here. She was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010,  tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State.

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Teachers Get Up-Close Insight Into High Court Workings

Education Week - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:57am
The Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers brings educators with a keen interest in the law to Washington for a hands-on encounter with the nation's highest court.
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