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Webinar "DIY: Experiential Service-Learning Trips Abroad"

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
This one-hour webinar equips educators with tools to create their own sustainable, experiential learning program with non-pro -More
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NCSS awards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications our 2014 awards and grants, including: Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of  -More
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
In observance of Memorial Day in the U.S., NCSS SmartBrief will not be published Monday.  -More
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Motherlode Blog: What I Learned on Paternity Leave: I’m Glad to Be Back at Work

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:18pm
I served as my daughter’s sole caregiver long enough to know that I was ready for it to be over. Realizing that I felt that way was one of the best things about my paternity leave.






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Strauss: Egyptian teen attending science fair in U.S. defects, seeks asylum

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:39pm

A 17-year-old Egyptian science prodigy attending the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles this month decided to use the opportunity to defect and seek asylum in the United States out of fear that he would be arrested by authorities back home.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:37pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
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TC Williams may switch from laptops to tablets for every student

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:14am

Alexandria’s technology director has recommended that the school board approve purchasing tablets for every student at the city’s high school.

Chief Technology Officer Elizabeth Hoover told the board Thursday night that tablets are less expensive and easier for teachers to manage than the laptops that students would otherwise be given.

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Look: On Lockdown

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 10:24am
Students prepare for the threat of school shootings.
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VMI cadet describes missteps in sex assault investigation

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 9:00am

With a piercing gaze into the camera, the Virginia Military Institute graduate urges viewers to comb through a federal report on a sex discrimination probe at the college in Lexington until they find a sex assault case called “Complaint 2.”

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The Learning Network: Celebrating Memorial Day and Looking Ahead

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 8:07am
In honor of the holiday, we’ll be off on Monday, May 26, but here are a few resources for teaching and learning about Memorial Day, as well as information about the next few weeks on our blog.






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Your Money: Class Field Trip Stops at a Local Pawnshop

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 7:41am
Brian Page, a teacher in Ohio, took students in his personal finance and economics class out into the real world for lessons on high-cost lending.
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Strauss: What ‘trigger warning’ would the Bible get?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 6:17am

 A ”trigger warning” is a short statement on a written piece of work or even a television show ( think Law and Order: Special Victims Unit)  noting that the material may be sexually graphic, violent or in some other way upsetting. This month The New York Times ran a story by Jennifer Medina  about the warnings that has sparked a stream of articles in magazines, newspapers and blogs about the subject, many of them ridiculing the idea.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Young Iranians Arrested for Being Too ‘Happy in Tehran’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:31am
How do you think these arrests will affect young Iranians’ desire to express themselves freely in public and online?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 23, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 4:11am
Can you choose the correct plural possessive noun to complete the sentence from the article?






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