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Budget troubles cause some schools to step back from technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:37pm
Some schools in the U.S.  -More
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Ala. students lobby lawmakers to increase gifted-education funding

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:37pm
Fourth- and fifth-grade students from West Madison Elementary School in Alabama wore yellow "Fund Gifted Education" T-shirts  -More
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Ore. high-school youth council debuts PSA to discourage bullying

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:37pm
High-school students on the Youth Advisory Council in Oregon recently premiered their two-minute video public-service announc -More
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C3: Creatively Communicate Results from an Inquiry

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:37pm
Join us on May 20 for this webinar that will feature C3 Teachers in action as they facilitate participant discussions about s -More
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NCSS awards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:37pm
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications our 2014 awards and grants, including: Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of  -More
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Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 1:37pm
Kurt Vonnegut, American writer -More
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Fairfax school system to see administrative reorganization

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 12:25pm

Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Karen Garza plans to implement sweeping changes to the system’s organization, a shake-up that will create new executive leadership positions and will regroup schools to pair high-achieving high schools with those that are struggling.

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Strauss: Are we abandoning public education 60 years after historic Brown ruling?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:07am

May 17 is the 60th anniversary of the famous U.S. Supreme Court  Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the 1954 decision that banned the “separate but equal” doctrine that allowed states and school districts to designate some schools “whites-only” and others “Negroes-only” and helped launch an era of civil rights activism. I recently published a report by Economic Policy Institute researcher and author Richard Rothstein about the legacy of Brown, which you can read here, and here is a new piece about how the “school choice” movement has failed to honor the Brown decision. Written by Barbara Miner, a Milwaukee-based reporter and the author of “Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City,” this piece talks in part about Milwaukee, where, she writes, “more students receive vouchers than in any U.S. city” but where “we are abandoning the very institution of public education.”

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The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Photo Projects Inspired by ‘Humans of New York’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 11:01am
In this lesson, students read an article about Humans of New York, analyze some of the photographs and dream up their own projects inspired by the work.






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The Learning Network: What Rules Would You Like to See Changed in Your Favorite Sports?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 5:00am
Would you want to make a sport more fast-paced for a new generation? Would you try to make it safer or easier?






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Fairfax school board budget woes continue before vote

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 4:18am

Fairfax County school board members held a work session Thursday night on next year’s budget that ultimately left more questions unanswered about the school system’s finances only a week before they must make a final decision.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 16, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 4:12am
Can you place the missing commas in a sentence from an article?






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Strauss: Where Gates money is going in education world this year

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 4:02am

Where in the education world has Bill Gates been putting his foundation’s money this year?

A look at some of the biggest grants awarded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation — by far the largest philanthropy in the world — shows millions of dollars being spent to foster “cooperation” between traditional public schools and charter schools in Chicago. Significant money grants were also given to institutions seeking to improve higher-education access and success for underserved students. Half a million dollars was given to help improve communications around the Common Core State Standards, but this is less support for Common Core than the foundation has given in previous years.

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