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Prince George’s students are encouraged to complete homework over the summer

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 1:18pm

Students in Prince George’s County each summer are sent home with homework packets to help them retain what they have learned during the school year.

“You have learned so much in math this year!” reads the information for students entering the fifth grade. “This packet is a compilation of important mathematical concepts and skills that you are expected to know prior to moving to the next level. These examples focus on both mathematical skills and problem solving. While you may use calculators and other tools as needed, be prepared to explain the reasoning behind your answers. Grids are included for the last weeks in June, all of July and the first weeks of August. Some problems require answers from previous days, but overall you may do the problems in any order or any day that you choose.”

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Calif. students help with exhibit marking county's 125th anniversary

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
A group of California high-school students who are taking a summer course in the history and science of curating museums help -More
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Ideas for co-creating lessons with students based on their interests

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
Teachers can tap into students' interests to help co-create learning experiences, writes Matt Levinson, head of the Upper Div -More
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N.J. district adds coaches, sets aside time for collaborative planning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
The four elementary schools in a New Jersey district are restructuring their schedules to give teachers time each day for col -More
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Summer reading lists can help teachers recharge

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
Teacher Joshua Block fights the inevitable feelings of routine and burnout in June by drawing on his summer reading list for  -More
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How to teach digital citizenship at school, home

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
For today's students, learning digital citizenship is seen as a necessity in schools, classrooms and homes.  -More
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Students grow, sell produce in Del. gardening program

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
An organization in Delaware has taken the community-garden model popular among adults and implemented it with students.  -More
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Drama course builds literacy, confidence for Ind. students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
Eighth-graders at an Indiana school learned about drama while building literacy skills and confidence through a weekly class  -More
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Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2014 Robert H.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference registration is open!

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
Registration for the NCSS Annual Conference in Boston is now open. Learn more about the conference and register. -More
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Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:56pm
Oprah Winfrey, American media mogul and philanthropist -More
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Strauss: A bone-headed tweet from Education Department

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:51am

Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category:

Someone at the U.S. Education Department tweeted out what was considered a funny reminder for students to fill out their federal financial aid forms, known as FAFSA. The tweet had a picture from the movie “Bridesmaids” depicting the drunken character played by Kristen Wiig’s character on a plane with the words, “Help me. I’m poor.”  After the tweet got strong blowback from folks who found it offensive, the Education Department took down the tweet and apologized.

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Motherlode Blog: My Yearly Camp Permethrin Dance

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:35am
The week before my two eldest children headed off for a month of open-air sleeping in the woods of northwest Virginia, I made a permethrin solution and soaked their clothes in it.






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Strauss: The Great Teachers and Principals Act: not so great after all

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:01am

Last year I published a piece by Kenneth Zeichner, a professor who has done extensive research on teaching and teacher education, which discussed legislation in Congress about teacher and principal preparation programs. The legislation is officially called the “Growing Excellent Achievement Training Academies (GREAT) Teachers and Principals Act”  and referred to as the GREAT Act.  That post focused on the role of an organization called the NewSchools Venture Fund in promoting this federal legislation promoting alternative teacher preparation programs. Zeichner, a professor of teacher education at the University of Washington, Seattle, and professor emeritus in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently published with a co-author a paper in the Teachers College Record that elaborates on the original article.

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D.C. considers guaranteeing preschool across most of city

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 9:16am

The District’s latest proposal to overhaul school boundaries has generated plenty of pushback, but it also includes at least one far-reaching idea that appears to have strong support: guaranteeing access to pre-kindergarten for students who live in-bounds for high-poverty schools.

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