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Educators shine light on nontraditional school designs

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
What does the future looks like for schools? Presenters at the recent SXSWedu conference offered several potential models.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

N.C. students learn how legal system works at county courthouse

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
About 80 students at a school in Lexington, N.C., recently toured the Davidson County Court House and its museum over two day -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Mont. students learn poetry through workshops

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
A poet recently worked with some fourth- and fifth-grade students to teach them how to write and understand poetry using the  -More
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NCSS members -- Remember to vote today!

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
The 2015 NCSS Board of Directors Election closes today! If you are an NCSS member who held membership as of Dec.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Webinar -- Geography As The Catalyst

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
In accordance with the four dimensions of C3 and Common Core, we will discuss the content and pedagogy needed to create proje -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Mass. middle-school students study local river's past, present

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Seventh- and eighth-graders at River Valley Charter School in Massachusetts are studying the Merrimack River and how it has e -More
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Study examines reading preferences of students

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Ninety-one percent of children ages 6 to 17 who participated in a recent survey said their favorite books are ones they choos -More
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"Progress" noted with talks on NCLB rewrite planned in Congress

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Talks by U.S. lawmakers surrounding the No Child Left Behind rewrite are expected to resume in mid-April.  -More
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Study looks at reasons behind the STEM gender gap

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Inspiring girls to study math and science in college may begin as early as middle school, according to two recent studies.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Schools seek to balance student privacy, teacher-tech access

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Digital learning tools sometimes can open the door for student privacy concerns.  -More
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Va. high-schoolers join karate club to build conflict resolution skills

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
A newly launched club at a Virginia high school teaches traditional karate techniques that are meant to provide self-control  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Fla. teen panel addresses issues at mock city council meeting

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
High-school students on the Fort Myers Teen Advisory Council in Florida recently attended a mock city council meeting to talk -More
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Webinar -- Tell Me A Story

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
The stories of individuals provide intimate perspectives on the life and character of a person perpetuating his or her indivi -More
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Message to Congress: Don't leave Social Studies behind

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Schools need to reinstate innovative approaches to teaching and engaging students in learning about their communities, their  -More
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Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist -More
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