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Mass. 6th-grade civics club addresses drug abuse in community

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Members of a Massachusetts elementary school's civics club are focusing on preventing drug abuse in the community.  -More
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Ore. school's students take on cleaning duties

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Some schools teach students about responsibility and ownership by assigning them cleanup duties.  -More
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Promoting Inquiry with Primary Source Documents in the Elementary Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
This April 9 webinar will help elementary teachers engage students in US history through selecting appropriate primary source -More
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April 2015 TSSP

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
The April issue of The Social Studies Professional is now available for download! Get TSSP. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Strauss: University of Florida admits 3,000 students — then tells them it is only for online program

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:10pm
Some 3,100 students accepted as freshman by the University of Florida for the fall got a big surprise along with their congratulations notices: They were told that the acceptance was contingent on their agreement to spend their first year taking classes online as part of a new program designed to attract more freshmen to the flagship public university.Read full article >>






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Nation’s largest teachers union launches ad campaign as Congress debates No Child Left Behind

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:44am
As Congress debates how to rewrite No Child Left Behind, the nation’s largest teachers union is launching a $500,000 ad campaign urging lawmakers to reach a deal that reduces the focus on standardized testing.Read full article >>






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For a family whose ancestors were slaves at the Sweet Briar plantation, a loss

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:24am
When Bethany Pace’s husband called her to say that Sweet Briar College was closing, she thought she must not have heard him correctly. Then she froze, in the middle of a Maryland grocery store, people pushing past her, her daughter confused, tugging at her sleeve.Read full article >>






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Are Harvard, Yale, and Stanford really public universities?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 9:28am
More than 800 colleges and universities across North America hold endowment assets of $516 billion. But the top 10 schools in terms of assets have about $180 billion, or one-fifth of that total. Harvard University alone has a $35 billion endowment.Read full article >>






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At Success Academy Charter Schools, High Scores and Polarizing Tactics

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 8:59am
Students at the charter schools, led by Eva S. Moskowitz, outperform their public school peers, but the schools’ methods and culture are not for everyone.






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The Hackathon Fast Track, From Campus to Silicon Valley

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:00am
Hackathons, in which student teams attempt to build a new piece of tech, showcase some of the best upstart programmers and have become a focal point for recruiting.






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