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How librarians can help lead schools' digital transformations

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
The growing role of technology in education is opening a door for school librarians to play a larger role in schools' digital -More
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Mass. middle-schoolers campaign for safer crosswalks near school

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
A group of middle-school students in Massachusetts who have been participating in the Generation Citizen program are seeking  -More
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2 Mont. 5th-graders raise funds to buy refrigerator for food pantry

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
Two Lincoln Elementary School fifth-graders in Montana recently raised more than $600 during their "Fight for a Fridge" chall -More
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Implementing the C3 Framework: What is our Task as Social Studies Leaders?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards calls upon social studies teachers to r -More
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Reserve your hotel room now for Boston

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
NCSS is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2014 Annual Conference.  -More
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Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
Robert Lynd, Irish writer -More
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Hundreds of colleges and universities have openings for freshmen

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:06am

So you didn’t get into the first, second or third college of your choice.

No worries, say a chorus of admissions officers. There are still plenty of slots in respected colleges and universities three weeks after the May 1 deadline for students to accept offers from selective schools.

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Strauss: Portrait of an underfunded school district

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:02am

What does it really mean to kids when school districts are underfunded?

Here is a portrait of one such district, from the Education Law Center in New Jersey, which advocates for equal educational opportunity and education justice in the United States. Profiled is the Freehold Borough School District  in Monmouth County,  a preschool-8th grade district with a little more than 1,580 students.

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Motherlode Blog: Who Best to Plan a Surprise Party for a Teenager? Not Mom

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:20am
I wanted to know the right people to invite to my daughter’s 16th birthday party; the right cake to bake; the right music to play. But I didn’t. I did know enough to know who would.






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Making the most of longer school days

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 8:34am

Many school improvement ideas vie for attention these days — the Common Core standards, new online and in-class teaching combinations, more social services, better ways to rate teachers. The most promising reform, I think, is increasing the length of the school day and school year.

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Fla. Laws Aimed at Helping Understand School Progress

Education Week - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 8:16am
New laws should make it easier for parents to see how their children's schools and districts are doing compared to others in Florida, experts told the state Board of Education on Tuesday.
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The Learning Network: How Have You Handled Being the ‘New Kid’?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:04am
How did you make friends and learn to fit in?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Why That Video Went Viral

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:49am
What should you do, according to researchers, if you want to “melt the Internet”?






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The Learning Network: A Note About Our Test Yourself Feature

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:20am
The tool we use to create our quizzes is currently undergoing an upgrade, so we are suspending our Test Yourself feature until that work is done. In the meantime, you might visit our archive of quizzes: E.L.L. practice questions History questions Math questions English Language Arts questions Editing practice questions Full archive






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Strauss: Chicago principal publicly slams Mayor Emanuel and says he is ‘insulting’ educators

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:02am

A scathing letter (see below) by a Chicago school principal charging  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration with ignoring and disrespecting teachers and principals has sparked a discussion in the city about school reform and how it is being implemented.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | negligence

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 285 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | Washington: Delays Allowed on Healthier Lunches

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:47pm
The Agriculture Department will allow some schools to delay adding more whole-grain foods to meals this year, responding to criticism from school officials and Congress that the standards were too difficult to meet.






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