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California Bill Sets Sights on Curbing Campus Sexual Assaults

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:18pm
The state is poised to become the first to require all colleges receiving state funds to bolster their efforts and require that students give active consent before all sexual activity.






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Mayor Agrees to Accommodate 4 Larger or New Charter Schools

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:27pm
Under a new state law, New York City must offer free space in public buildings or or help with the cost of renting private space.






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Two applicants seek to restart D.C.’s Options Public Charter School

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 7:13pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board has received two applications for potential new charter schools, both of which seek to take over Options, a school for at-risk students that is under court receivership.

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Sept. 11 ceremonies a tradition at Montgomery school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 6:47pm

Thursday marks the 13th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, and at a middle school in Damascus — which lost a former teacher at the Pentagon on 9-11 — it marks another remembrance of that indelible day in history.

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In-seat attendance up in D.C. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:10pm

D.C. law requires schools to track attendance and get involved when children rack up unexcused absences. But schools are also paying closer attention to students who send in doctors notes or accumulate other excused absences.

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Letting families decide homework amount

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 2:08pm

My grandsons don’t get much screen time. By that I mean they are almost never exposed to television, laptops, tablets, smartphones and whatever is the latest thing keeping our youth awash in entertainment.

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Arlington schools announce key findings from ‘Big Data’ competition

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:15pm

A high-tech team of number crunchers received a $10,000 prize in an Arlington competition aimed at examining public school student data to predict dropout rates.

The Big Data Roundtable event drew 23 teams, including the winning group from Deep Learning Analytics, which had experts from academia, the World Bank and top consulting corporations such as AIG and Booz Allen Hamilton.

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Fla. schools mark anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with personal stories, programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Social studies teacher Bobbi Jo Grieve shared her personal memories and connections to the attacks of Sept.  -More
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How teachers can encourage positive attitudes about school

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
The start of a school year can be a negative experience for some students, writes Richard Curwin, director of the graduate pr -More

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Mont. teachers connect on Twitter for PD, peer support

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Montana has adopted its own educator hashtag, #mtedchat, and more teachers are using it as they connect on Twitter, post link -More
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N.C. district expands mentor program for new teachers, principals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
A North Carolina school district plans to revive its mentoring program to provide 20 additional coaches to new teachers and u -More
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1 Calif. district goes "all in" with technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
A California school district has gone "all in" with technology to support 21st-century learning, writes Bob Nelson, superinte -More
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Mass. students build garden beds to help feed homeless veterans

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Students in Massachusetts recently participated in the "Build a Bed, Keep a Vet Fed" project in which they built 15 raised ga -More
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Del. schools, groups offer increased support for LGBT students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Middle schools, high schools and advocacy groups in Delaware are working to offer more support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and  -More
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Why vote? 5th graders take informed action

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
What does the C3 Framework look like in a fifth-grade classroom?  -More
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