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Calif. district remains committed to restorative-justice model

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:22pm
Students in a California school district are learning how to talk through conflicts in a restorative-justice program.  -More
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"Seat time" requirement may be dropped in D.C. schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:22pm
School officials in Washington, D.C., are considering eliminating a requirement that students' earn high-school diplomas base -More
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Pa. district considers pros, cons of access to YouTube at school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:22pm
Officials in a Pennsylvania school district are discussing whether students should have access to YouTube from their school-i -More
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Pa. students honor war veterans at wreath-laying ceremony

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:22pm
Student members of the CAHS Patriots organization at Connellsville Area Senior High School in Pennsylvania recently honored w -More
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Mass. students mark Human Rights Day with discussions, awareness

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:22pm
Students in the Amnesty International Club at Scituate High School in Massachusetts addressed human rights violations and glo -More
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2015 NCSS Board of Directors elections

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:22pm
In keeping with the policies for selecting candidates for the Board of Directors, the nominations committee named candidates  -More
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SmartBrief readers choose 1st annual Educators' Choice Content Award winners

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:22pm
Two original content pieces about the Maker Movement struck a chord with SmartBrief readers this year.  -More
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Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:22pm
Danny Kaye, American actor and singer -More
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Employment and earnings weighed in Obama’s college-rating plan

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:17pm
The Obama administration said Friday it is considering a college-rating system that would measure whether graduates earn enough money after leaving school to be substantially above the poverty level.In response to those who worry ratings could be skewed in favor of colleges with lots of graduates who strike it rich, the Education Department is weighing a proposal to set an earnings benchmark for recent graduates and former students that it calls “substantial employment.” That could be 200 percent of the poverty level, the department said, or a multiple of the full-time minimum wage projected over a year.Read full article >>
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At Voice Charter School in Queens, Students Have Outperformed Their Peers Academically

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:52pm
Voice Charter School in Long Island City, Queens, credits its focus on music with its students outpacing their peers on New York State math and English exams.






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Strauss: Should the federal government rate colleges based on graduates’ earnings? It just may do it.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:31pm
(Update: Response from Republican leaders in Congress)President Obama’s Education Department just released a “draft framework” of its plan to rate  colleges and universities on access, affordability and student outcomes — possibly including on how much a school’s graduates earn — and then to attempt to link some federal aid to the results.Read full article >>
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Degrees of Education: Sizing Up the College Rating System

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:33pm
The Department of Education’s main elements of institutional quality are affordability, access and outcomes. How it defines those elements is crucial.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:11pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Strauss: Congressional probe of Wisconsin school voucher program sought

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:31am
Some congressional legislators from Wisconsin are asking the Government Accountability Office — an independent federal agency that provides investigations and evaluations to Congress — to probe Wisconsin’s school voucher program, raising questions about “alarming allegations of potentially discriminatory practices” against students with disabilities, as well as other issues.Read full article >>
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Strauss: Are you a truly bad teacher? Here’s how to tell.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:30am
Bad teacher. There was a movie with that title, and now a television series. Time magazine had a recent cover with the title “Rotten Apples” that was not a reference to rotten Honey Crisps. And many school reformers talk about teachers as if nearly all of them are lousy. Certainly some teachers who should be doing something else (and it shouldn’t take forever to remove them from a classroom), but there’s a legitimate reason why polls show that teachers are utterly demoralized.Read full article >>
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International Education: Why Colleges Haven't Stopped Binge Drinking

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:18am
More than 1,800 students die every year of alcohol-related causes. But attention to the issue over decades has not made much difference in the United States.






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