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Calif. students explore the world with pen pal program

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
Students at Westlake Elementary School in Santa Cruz, Calif., are learning about life in other countries by exchanging letter -More
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Canadian students cast ballots amid elections in Ontario

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
More than 14,000 students from schools across the Ontario, Canada, region were expected to cast ballots this week as part of  -More
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Are you a member?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation&rs -More
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NCSS awards -- Deadline extended

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications our 2014 awards and grants, including: Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of  -More
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I don't believe in luck -- I believe in preparation.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
Bobby Knight, American basketball coach -More
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Motherlode Blog: Lasagna with Red Chard Satisfies a Meat-Loving Family

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:43pm
As they enter their second week of adding two vegetarian meals weekly, a meat-loving family finds a lasagna they love, and prepares to try a Big Bowl with black beans, greens, avocado and salsa fresca.






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Motherlode Blog: Who’s Your Mommy? We Don’t Know — Yet

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:39pm
Although Kelly is carrying their daughter, we won’t know until she arrives who the biological mother is. For now, it’s father’s baby; mother’s maybe.






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Strauss: A silver lining in the Vergara decision?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:32pm

A decision by a California judge on Tuesday to strike down — pending appeal — five state statutes that provide job protections to teachers has deeply troubled many teachers and teacher activists concerned about the effect on the profession should the ruling stand. Here is a detailed look on what might be a silver lining in the ruling for those concerned about equity in public education. It was written by Kevin Welner, the director of the National Education Policy Center, is an attorney and a professor education policy at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘collapsed’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:46am
This poem, by Emily Rigby, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from two articles: “A Playwright Seeks Healing With His Work” and “Surviving the Finish Line.”






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Schools Brace for Launch of Federal Snack Rules

Education Week - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:14am
For a few districts, the school nutrition rules set to take effect July 1 are just too tough to swallow.
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Teacher Protections Violate Student Rights, Calif. Judge Finds

Education Week - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:56am
The ruling, which the state's teachers' unions have vowed to appeal, finds that California laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal violate the constitutional rights of students.
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White House Threatens Veto of GOP School Meal Bill

Education Week - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:30am
A House bill that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards drew a veto threat Tuesday from the White House.
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The Learning Network: Does the Way Your Classroom Is Decorated Affect Your Learning?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:00am
If you were a teacher trying to create a positive learning environment for students, how would you decorate your classroom?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sunni Militants Drive Iraqi Army Out of Mosul

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:30am
How does the conflict in Iraq connect to the civil war raging in Syria?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, June 11, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:11am
Can you calculate how long it will take for student loan debt to reach $10 trillion?






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Strauss: Assessing learning without tests

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:01am

In this era in which standardized tests are the be-all and end-all of accountability, it may seem impossible to imagine a teacher evaluating how well students are learning without giving them a test. Joanne Yatvin actually did it and she explains it in this post. Yatvin is a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English who now supervises student teachers for Portland State University. She also writes books for teachers.

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