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D.C. International charter school may lose $6 million in expected city funds

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:47pm

The D.C. Council set aside $6 million last spring to help D.C International — a new language immersion charter school for students in grades six through 12 — renovate its home-to-be, a building on the site of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Northwest Washington.

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Advocates for Loudoun musical theater magnet sing their pitch

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:59pm

The biggest advocates for the new musical theater arts magnet school that the Loudoun County School Board approved Tuesday night were some of its future applicants.

Before the board voted 7 to 2 to approve the pilot program, which will serve up to 32 students starting in the fall, a ninth-grader from Loudoun County High School approached the dais.

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Ind. 6th-graders get hands-on during study of Renaissance

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
Sixth-graders at Greensburg Junior High School in Indiana recently explored the Renaissance through hands-on science and soci -More
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Alaska 5th-graders become historical wax figures

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
Fifth-graders at Auke Bay Elementary School in Juneau, Alaska, recently wrapped up a six-week research project on biographies -More
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N.Y. training program focuses on coaching, using data

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
A group of 48 New York teachers are participating in a training program that focuses on the use of data and teacher coaching. -More
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Content repositories can help teachers connect with resources more efficiently

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
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What common traits do teachers have as technology leaders?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
More teachers are leading the charge to integrate technology into the classroom.  -More
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Mont. students to tell story of town's fight against hate crimes

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
High-school students in a Montana school are working on a multimedia project highlighting community efforts in Billings to co -More
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Md. middle school's students, staff donate denim to help others

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
Students and staff at Magothy River Middle School in Maryland have collected and will donate used blue jeans to people who co -More
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NCSS Tuesday webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
Through June 10, NCSS presents a different professional development webinar every Tuesday evening.  -More
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CUFA Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
The College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of NCSS invites proposals for scholarship to be presented at its Annual Me -More
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Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
Laurence Peter, Canadian educator -More
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Strauss: Chicago charter schools expel many more kids than district schools — new data

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:41pm

New data released by the Chicago Public School system reveals that the city’s public charter schools — whose expansion has been pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for several years — expelled about 12 times the number of students last year than did traditional public schools.

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Pr. Geo Board of Education approves proposed schools budget

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:37pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education, which has had a rocky start adjusting to the school system’s new governance structure, was united on Tuesday night, voting unanimously to approve the $1.75 billion budget proposed by Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Maxwell.

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Pr. George’s school board sets later start for 2014-2015 school year

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:04pm

It’s official. Prince George’s parents, mark your calendars.

Schools in Prince George’s County will start one week later for the 2014-15 school year.

The Prince George’s County Board of Education approved the school calendar Tuesday night, and one of the biggest changes is the delayed start.

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Fairfax school board members react with disappointment to proposed county budget

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:53pm

On Tuesday, members of the Fairfax County school board took part in a rally before county executive Ed Long presented the proposed budget for next year. Long’s budget calls for a 2 percent increase in local funds to the schools, significantly lower than new superintendent Karen Garza’s original 5.7 percent request.

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Fairfax budget meetings ahead this week

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:45pm

Fairfax County School Board members will host two budget meetings this week to discuss strategies for addressing the upcoming decision by the Board of Supervisors to set the tax rate limits for next year.

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