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Do high-school exit exams align with college readiness?

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
The number of students passing high-school exit exams is at an all-time high, but about 60% of students enrolling in communit -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Why teachers, principals should help drive ed-tech decisions

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
Teachers and principals should be more involved in education-technology purchases, according to Bart Epstein, founding CEO of -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Human rights, education among summit topics explored by Alaska students

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
Students recently highlighted various international issues -- including the state of education around the world -- during the -More
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Cooking Gene project explores the African roots of US cooking

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
Michael Twitty became famous for his open letter to Paula Deen inviting her to cook a meal of reconciliation, but before he w -More
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Webinar -- The Library of Congress & Novice Researchers: Entry Points and Interplay

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
Explore how primary sources can play a key role in learning research skills.  -More
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Socialism in the United States: Hidden in plain sight

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
As the presidential campaign of democratic socialist Bernie Sanders gains momentum, it is important for students to learn mor -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Desire is the starting point of all achievement.

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
Napoleon Hill, writer -More
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Kan. teacher posts YouTube videos to teach US history

February 19, 2016 - 12:46pm
World history educator Matt Beat is teaching his Kansas high-school students about US presidents, the branches of government  -More
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Show students how studying abroad boosts personal growth

February 19, 2016 - 12:46pm
Studying abroad can help provoke curiosity and a sense of independence in young people, writes Susannah Martin, a German-lang -More

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Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Thousands join movement for public-education reform

February 19, 2016 - 12:46pm
The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, a coalition including the country's two largest teachers' unions, organized "walk-ins" a -More
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Schools seek qualified substitute teachers

February 19, 2016 - 12:46pm
Some school districts are facing a shortage of qualified substitute teachers.  -More
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Is technology training lacking for teachers?

February 19, 2016 - 12:46pm
Teachers nationwide say they need better training and more of it to use technology effectively in classrooms.  -More
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5th-graders learn about financial literacy

February 19, 2016 - 12:46pm
A class of fifth-grade students at a Louisiana elementary school recently learned about real-world finances.  -More
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Water scarcity affects 4B people, study finds

February 19, 2016 - 12:46pm
Four billion people around the world are affected by water-scarcity issues -- about double the previous estimate -- per resea -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

February 19, 2016 - 12:46pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

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