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N.H. middle-schoolers study water crisis in Sudan across the curriculum

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Eighth-graders at a New Hampshire middle school have been reading "A Long Walk to Water" and completing cross-curricular less -More
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What trends are in store for education in 2015?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Students will play a larger role in instructional design in 2015; this is one prediction highlighted in this article.  -More

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Educator, game designer share 8 ideas to promote teacher collaboration

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Educators need space and time to collaborate, design, reflect and grow in their learning practices, educator Rebecca Rufo-Tep -More
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Okla. district weighs onsite coaching for teachers' PD

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Officials in an Oklahoma school district are considering investing more in onsite coaching for teachers' professional develop -More
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Technology helps extend reach of international-studies class

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Students in an international-studies class at an Illinois school are using videoconferencing to connect with peers 7,000 mile -More
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N.Y. student leaders learn about bullying, violence in teen relationships

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Student leaders from 16 schools in Buffalo and Erie counties in New York recently attended a conference hosted by the Nationa -More
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Mentoring program offers guidance to teenage girls

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
A Maryland high school each week hosts a mentoring program for female students.  -More
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2014 NCSS Annual Conference presentations

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Did you miss the annual conference, or are you looking for copies of materials from a conference session you attended?  -More
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Call for manuscripts for Social Studies and the Young Learner

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
If you are an enthusiastic elementary teacher or teacher educator with great ideas that you have implemented in the classroom -More
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SmartBrief readers choose 1st annual Educators' Choice Content Award winners

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Two original content pieces about the Maker Movement struck a chord with SmartBrief readers this year.  -More
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I dwell in Possibility.

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Emily Dickinson, American poet -More
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Picasso painting re-created in S.C. high-school history class

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Students in an International Baccalaureate history class in a South Carolina high school recently completed an 8-by-22-foot c -More
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How to spark personalized learning with idea books

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Fourth- and fifth-grade students in one Minnesota school are experiencing personalized learning by keeping digital query book -More
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Vet-Connect brings veterans, their histories to Ga. high-schoolers

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
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Would you like a scholar in your classroom?
Ashbrook is bringing collegiate seminars into high school classrooms for free through our Classroom Webinar series. A college professor will lead your students in a discussion of one of the 50 Core American Documents. Each interactive webinar will bring students into a conversation with the professor and with one another. Learn more today.

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Fewer students retained in grades, data indicate

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Grade-retention rates have declined -- dropping from about 3% to 1.5% between 2005 and 2010, according to a recent study.  -More
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Data reveal diversity gap in advanced courses

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Data show students enrolled in advanced courses in high school are mostly affluent, white or Asian.  -More
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Lesson plans to teach students about data breaches, online privacy

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Cyberattacks and data breaches at some major retailers and government websites have been big news.  -More
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