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Meet the students behind Sunday’s story about test prep — and success — at a Va. school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:33pm
On Sunday, we wrote about the struggle of one Arlington school to raise test scores — and how the resounding success of one class in doing just that has brought ambivalence amid the celebration. Educators recognized the importance of the tests, but they lamented taking away from class time to prepare for them.Read full article >>






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Md. teachers' collaboration leads to arts, literacy, justice mural

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
Educators at a Maryland middle school recently collaborated on a mural project that used arts integration to teach social jus -More
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Digging deeper to teach about MLK

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
The Do Something Kindness & Justice Challenge offers an opportunity to create more meaningful middle-school lessons centered  -More

Text-Dependent Comprehension of Social Studies Content
Social Studies books for grades K-8 each have an accompanying Text-Dependent Comprehension Card, which provides questions that prompt students to develop evidence-based answers. These unique resources help you improve the understanding of grade-level Social Studies content and engage students in creating effective written responses. FREE sampler.

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U.S. lawmakers prepare for hearing on standardized testing

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
A large part of the debate about overhauling No Child Left Behind will focus on scaling back standardized testing, according  -More
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Fla. lawmakers seek to improve testing system

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
Florida helped lead the way in the push to use students' test scores to grade schools, according to this article.  -More
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Mich. district's classrooms make a shift with 1-to-1 iPad initiative

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
All students in Swan Valley School District in Michigan this school year received iPads as part of a district one-to-one tech -More
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Students see Tenn.'s Supreme Court justices in action at session

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
Greeneville, Tenn., high-school students recently observed a live session of the Tennessee Supreme Court in which the justice -More
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Calif. after-school gardening program produces food for school meals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
Students in a California elementary school have partnered with a community organization for an after-school garden project ca -More
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Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework: Exploring Inquiry-Based Instruction in Social Studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
An indispensable guide for teachers implementing the C3 Framework, this new book from NCSS Publications consists of model les -More
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NCSS professional development webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
NCSS presents the 2015 Social Studies Professional Development Series.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
Peter Drucker, Austrian-American writer and management consultant -More
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Forecast prompts D.C.-area school districts to open late; some take whole day off

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:42pm
Late Sunday and early Monday, school officials closely eyed forecasts calling for freezing rain to fall during the morning commute, with the possibility of roads becoming slick and dangerous.But rather than cancel school or open on time, a dozen school districts in the District, Maryland and Virginia opted to split the difference, delaying their start times. Loudoun County in Virginia and Frederick County in Maryland opted to take the whole day off.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Harsh Critics in Public Spaces, Judging Only What They See

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:11pm
Strangers like to tell me what I’m doing wrong as a parent, or at least give me hard, critical looks, all the time. But there’s a big part of our story they often don’t know.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 12, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 1:04pm
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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Duncan lays out priorities for education law: Testing, preschool funding, teacher evals

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 12:07pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan spelled out his priorities for a new federal education law Monday, calling on Congress to build in funding for preschool, add $1 billion annually in federal aid for schools with the neediest students, and maintain the federal mandate that says states must test students every year in math and reading. Read full article >>






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