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Mass. middle-schoolers write legislation during social studies class

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
Students from Fairview Middle School in Chicopee, Mass., recently learned how a bill becomes a law and held a demonstration t -More
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Tenn. school's garden to serve multiple purposes

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
A Tennessee high school is working to establish a garden that will serve as a site for academic lessons and grow food that wi -More
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Engaging Social Studies Strategies for Achieving Excellence in the Common Core

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
This week's NCSS Tuesday Webinar is "Engaging Social Studies Strategies for Achieving Excellence in the Common Core." Present -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
John Wayne, American actor -More
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Strauss: 5 things you (probably) don’t know about the Washington Monument

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:03pm

The Washington Monument is reopening Monday for the first time in nearly three years, during which more than 150 cracks were fixed after being sustained during a rare earthquake. Everybody knows that the monument was built to honor George Washington, but probably not a lot more about the history of the obelisk. Here are five things you probably don’t know about it:

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Strauss: There’s no such thing as the ‘best’ teacher

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:02pm

How often do you hear people talk about wanting or having the “best” this or the “best” that and you have to try to stop yourself from rolling your eyes? Here’s a look at why the notion of “best” doesn’t make sense when it comes to teachers. This was written by Sarah Blaine, who wrote a post earlier this year by  about teachers that went viral under the headline, “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.” Blaine is  a mom, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her parentingthecore blog, where a version of this post appeared. She tweets at @parentingcore.

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Victim advocate: VMI wants to do ‘the right thing’ on sex assault prevention and response

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:42am

As an advocate for victims of sexual violence, Judy Casteele deals often with Virginia Military Institute and other colleges in the Lexington area.

Her nonprofit organization, Project Horizon, operates a crisis hotline and provides counseling and other services to people in need. Sometimes that includes VMI cadets. Sometimes, too, the public military college asks Casteele for help.

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DCPS task force to promote use of D.C. museums, other sites as classrooms

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:26am

A D.C. Public Schools task force is working on a new guide that aims to help promote hands-on and experiential learning throughout the city, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Monday.

The curriculum — titled “The City as Our Classroom” — will compile a set of field-trip ideas and sample lesson plans to help teachers identify opportunities to connect academic skills and themes with the District’s museums, parks and historical sites.

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Ill. to Set Lower Performance Targets for Minority and Low-Income Students

Education Week - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:14am
Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards—with Latinos and blacks, low-income children and other groups having lower targets than whites for passing state exams, the Chicago Tribune has found.
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Motherlode Blog: One Word to Describe Your Mother

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 8:28am
Katie Hafner, author of “Mother Daughter Me,” asked people across the country to use “one word” to describe their mothers.






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High Stakes for States on NCLB Waiver Compliance

Education Week - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 8:02am
Reaching agreement with the Education Department on fine points of No Child Left Behind Act flexibility can be a make-or-break proposition.
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Motherlode Blog: Why I Play the Mom Card

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:51am
When critics (usually men) want to delegitimize my views, they often refer to me as a “mommy blogger,” relegating me to an imagined intellectual wasteland of sippy cups and Legos. But being a mother animates and inspires my activism.






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | May 12, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: Who in Your Life Introduces You to New Music?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 5:04am
Do you have a friend or relative who bonds with you over music or another form of art or culture?






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