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A Dispatch From the Outgoing U.S. Education Secretary

Education Week - January 17, 2017 - 8:32am
In his final Commentary as education secretary, John B. King Jr. considers the state of American schooling.
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A boy was sexually abused in a janitor’s closet. Is the school responsible?

Education News from Washington Post - January 17, 2017 - 1:00am
Bobby Gobble, a former janitor at a rural Russell County, Va., elementary school, pleaded guilty to abusing four students.
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Teachers have some tough questions for Trump's education nominee, Betsy DeVos

Education News from Washington Post - January 17, 2017 - 1:00am
Why, for example, would someone who has sought to privatize public education want to run the U.S. Education Department?
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What Mike Pence doesn't like to admit about Indiana's school voucher program

Education News from Washington Post - January 17, 2017 - 1:00am
A piece by the former superintendent of public instruction in Indiana.
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The prescient commencement speech Rep. John Lewis gave in 2016

Education News from Washington Post - January 17, 2017 - 1:00am
Read the text, watch the video.
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Is government a ‘force for good,’ or does it ‘really suck’? Education Dept. is at a pivot point.

Education News from Washington Post - January 17, 2017 - 1:00am
The secretary of education credits public schools with saving his life; his likely successor believes they are a dysfunctional monopoly.
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Students reflect, serve to honor King holiday

NCSS Smartbrief - January 16, 2017 - 1:10pm
Students across the US are observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in many ways.  -More
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Make the most of first 5 minutes of class

NCSS Smartbrief - January 16, 2017 - 1:10pm
Teachers should devote more attention to the first five minutes of class, writes Curtis Chandler, an education professor at B -More
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What does "career ready" mean in kindergarten?

NCSS Smartbrief - January 16, 2017 - 1:10pm
The youngest students in some school districts are learning about college and career through initiatives aimed at closing gra -More
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Researchers study underachievement in schools

NCSS Smartbrief - January 16, 2017 - 1:10pm
Concerns about how peers will view academic involvement and effort could be one cause of educational underachievement, accord -More
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Teachers offer feedback about digital options

NCSS Smartbrief - January 16, 2017 - 1:10pm
Technology leaders are working to ensure that those who use educational technology in the classroom have a voice during testi -More
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Calif. students operate campus bank

NCSS Smartbrief - January 16, 2017 - 1:10pm
Students at a California high school are learning finance, management and leadership skills by running a branch of a local cr -More
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Do trends really matter in literacy?

NCSS Smartbrief - January 16, 2017 - 1:10pm
The International Literacy Association recently surveyed its past and present members in 89 countries to find out what they v -More
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Today is the last day to vote for NCSS vice-president, board

NCSS Smartbrief - January 16, 2017 - 1:10pm
The NCSS Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates for the 2016-17 Board of Directors and officer ele
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - January 16, 2017 - 1:10pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te
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Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.

NCSS Smartbrief - January 16, 2017 - 1:10pm
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US president
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53 years later, you still have to pay to use Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous 'I Have a Dream' speech

Education News from Washington Post - January 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Under copyright law, it won't be in the public domain until 2038. Here's why.
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When faced with difficult decisions, school administrators sometimes run and hide

Education News from Washington Post - January 16, 2017 - 1:00am
Dealing with parental complaints about a teacher, one school acted with irrational stubbornness and lost trust in the process.
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