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Report ranks states according to teaching policies

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Florida, Louisiana, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Arkansas -- in that order -- topped a recent ranking of states' teacher polic -More

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How low-income schools can begin integrating technology

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Daisy Dyer Duerr, a national digital principal, shares in this blog post the innovative ways in which she introduced new, eff -More
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Alaska students lobby lawmakers to drop exit exam they say is too easy

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Students from Dillingham, Alaska, recently visited Juneau to call on state lawmakers to drop the state's high-school exit exa -More
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Class is offered to help boost Minn. middle-grades girls' self image

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Three Minnesota middle schools are offering eighth-grade girls an English credit for a class called "Lovin' the Skin I'm In," -More
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Conference proposal reviewers

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Help shape the 94th NCSS Annual Conference in Boston by becoming an online proposal reviewer.  -More
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Present a session at the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Join social studies educators from around the world in Boston in November to explore the civic mission of schools in the 21st -More
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Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Cavett Robert, American lawyer and professional speaker -More
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Texas high-school teacher keeps vow to teach about the Holocaust

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Teaching about the Holocaust has been a promise kept by Mike Madden, a history teacher at Clements High School in Texas.  -More
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How to use newspaper editorials to teach persuasive writing

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Teaching students to write short, newspaper editorials can help them craft evidence-based persuasive essays and learn how suc -More
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First Native American high-school IB program opens in N.M.

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
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Leaders in Holocaust Education Offering No-Cost PD
Echoes and Reflections, a no-cost professional development program, offers primary sources, informational texts, and visual history testimony from witnesses to help teach about the Holocaust and address Common Core Standards. Join over 20,000 educators across the country. Find a program near you.

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Fla. lawmakers consider "buffer" for student testing

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
The Florida Senate's education committee has proposed a bill that would prevent school districts from administering their own -More
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Ore. program seeks to ease college transition for students

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Some high schools in Oregon are participating in a state-funded program that allows students to attend high school for a fift -More

Gain Valuable TESOL Experience to Advance Your Career
Ranked No. 2 for faculty credentials and training, The University of Dayton's online TESOL certificate program equips you with the knowledge you need to achieve a high-level role in just one year! Lead the way in teaching English to speakers of other languages with TESOL online.

Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

How wary teachers can become tech savvy

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Technology integration can be a difficult task for some teachers who may be apprehensive, suggests Dutch Tessier, a high-scho -More
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Los Angeles high-school students spend volunteer day at homeless shelters

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
More than 300 students came together recently to help homeless people in a poor area of Los Angeles.  -More
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D.C. middle-school students lobby lawmakers for covered bus stop

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Four Alice Deal Middle School students in Washington, D.C., recently went before the D.C.  -More
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C3 Framework Webinar series: Implications for Practice

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Beginning Feb.  -More
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Achieving authentic pedagogy: Plan units, not lessons

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Authentic pedagogy engages students and spurs them to produce work that has value and impact beyond school.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:34pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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