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Arlington County schools plan to give every student a tablet in gradual technology rollout

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 9:59pm

Arlington County public schools are planning to introduce a technology initiative starting next school year that would give every student a tablet.

The rollout, included in Superintendent Patrick K. Murphy’s budget proposal, would begin by giving all second-graders iPads and all sixth-graders Chromebooks in the fall. Two new grades would be added each year.

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Sister of young victim of Birmingham church bombing tells students about segregation

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 8:28pm

The students at Kenmoor Middle School in Prince George’s County were about the same age as the young girl in the photo, taken more than 50 years ago.

The picture, along with books and other mementos, sat on a table near E. Dianne Braddock, 69, as she spoke about growing up in the segregated South. But the girl in the photo, dressed in her Sunday best with white-rimmed glasses, a yellow hat and long, white gloves, was not Braddock.

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The Learning Network Blog: Guest Post | News Literacy Is Not Optional If You Need to Be Well-Informed

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 7:59pm
How do you know if something you read is true? Why should you care? The Director of the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University explains how learning to check facts and challenge beliefs can help you be a better reader, writer and thinker.
    





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Beliefs: An Argument to Turn to Jesus Before the Bar

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 5:36pm
A lawsuit against an evangelical schools association opens a window into the “Matthew process,” a system of religious justice to settle disputes.
    





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U. of Richmond’s Ayers will step down in 2015

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 5:12pm

University of Richmond President Edward L. Ayers announced Friday he will step down in June 2015 after he finishes his eighth year as leader of the prestigious private institution in Virginia’s capital.

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Cantor accuses de Blasio of waging a ‘war’ against children in N.Y. charter school debate

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 5:06pm

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) accused New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of waging a “war” against children after the mayor announced Thursday that he will rescind approvals for three public charter schools to be located inside traditional public schools.

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What cost $60 million and just shut down? This Texas high school football stadium.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 4:20pm

Let’s take a walk down memory lane, back to the long-forgotten era known as 2012. A high school football stadium in suburban Dallas with an eye-popping price tag — $60 million — opened up that August, drawing quite a bit of attention.

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Students ask astronaut about life in space

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
Some students at an elementary school in Virginia recently chatted on the radio with astronaut Koichi Wakata of Japan.  -More
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12 lesson ideas for teaching students about water

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
Teaching about water allows educators to explore interdisciplinary projects that cover civics, world conflicts, science, busi -More
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Music, dance help Neb. students learn about African culture

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
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Teaching difficult issues with original historical texts
See how Kelly Rodgers uses primary documents to engage students in civil discussion about the difficult issue of slavery. Her education in the MA Degree program offered by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University strengthened her expertise in the content, and let her develop useful curriculum resources.
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R.I. lawmaker seeks to establish African-American history curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
A Rhode Island lawmaker is proposing a commission be established to develop a comprehensive African-American history curricul -More
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Okla. mandates personal-finance education in high school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
High-school students in Oklahoma soon will be required to demonstrate knowledge in banking, taxes, investing, loans, insuranc -More
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Federal officials urge school districts to examine online services

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
Concerns about the security of students' data prompted the U.S.  -More
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N.M. school uses Skype to meet unique communication needs

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
A school in a New Mexico district enrolls about 300 young U.S.  -More
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La. elementary school brings in Navy personnel to mentor students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
An elementary school in Louisiana has invited personnel from nearby Naval Air Station Joint Reserve in Belle Chasse to serve  -More
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N.C. students to donate $725 to help children with cancer

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
Students at Draper Elementary School in Eden, N.C., have raised $725 for "Pennies for Patients," a project that supports chil -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/28/2014 - 2:07pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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