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Strauss: Why it’s so scary that test prep works so well

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:01pm
Sarah Blaine is a mother, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her own parentingthecore blog. In the last year she has written a number of pieces on this blog documenting her own evolution into education activism, including one published last year titled, “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong,” and another titled  “Pearson’s wrong answer — and why it matters in the high-stakes testing era.” Here’s a new post by Blaine about test prep — how it worked for her when she was studying for the bar exam to become a lawyer, and it how it affects students and the process of learning.Read full article >>






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Civil War Day brings reenactments to Ill. middle school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
An Illinois middle school recently held its annual Civil War Day event, which included the firing of a Civil War-era cannon  -More
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Wyo. Supreme Court justices field questions from students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Students from five Wyoming high schools recently had the opportunity to observe the state judiciary in action when state Supr -More
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Teacher shares ideas for exploring concepts of Utopia, unintended consequences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Teacher Amber Chandler describes how she improved students' understanding of the themes of dystopian novel "The Giver" throug -More
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What to expect when full Senate debates NCLB rewrite

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
The U.S. Senate education committee last week passed a bipartisan rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  -More
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Educator: Boost media literacy with study of presidential campaigns

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Students can improve their media literacy skills to "see through the spin and fluff" of presidential campaigns, according to  -More
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Curriculum aims to help students excel in the digital world

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
While students today have grown up with technology, many are unsure of how it works behind the scenes and how to use it effec -More
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Mich. students jump rope for the American Heart Association

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Students at a Michigan elementary school recently raised about $18,000 for the American Heart Association through a Jump Rope -More
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Webinar Series: Using Multiple Viewpoints and Multiple Perspectives to Study American History

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Beginning May 7, the webinar series will reinforce the advantages of analyzing multiple perspectives and multiple viewpoints  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Extended Day Teacher | Bertschi School

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:35pm
US - WA - Seattle, Job Requirements An interest in working with elementary age children Creativity, enthusiasm and patience. Ability to work as part of a team. Consistency in attendance. A professional desire to
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Assistant Professor of Strategic Communications | West Virginia University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:12pm
US - WV - Morgantown, The Reed College of Media (formerly P. I. Reed School of Journalism) at West Virginia University seeks a dynamic and innovative educator/researcher for a tenure-track Assistant Professor posi
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Your Money: Navigating the Thickets of Student Loan Counseling

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:24am
Studies show that the required counseling given to incoming college students often is dense, confusing and completed at the busiest time of the year.






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Georgia campus closed in debate over racism, patriotism, free speech, terrorism

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:23am
Valdosta State University officials canceled classes and urged nonessential employees to stay away from campus Friday as police braced for an influx of thousands of protesters and searched for a student — believed to be armed and dangerous — who has described himself as a terrorist against white people.Read full article >>






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School of Public Affairs (for Academic Years 2014-15 & 2015-16) Job Class/ Faculty Discipline: State | St. Cloud State University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:23am
US - MN - St. Cloud, Responsibilities: St. Cloud State University is seeking applications for potential adjunct instructors (part-time) who qualify to teach in the following departments and programs in the School of Publ
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Feds urge schools and colleges to appoint Title IX coordinators

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:16am
The U.S. Education Department issued guidance Friday reminding schools that they must designate an employee to oversee their efforts to comply with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities.Read full article >>






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Job Class/ Faculty Discipline: Psychology Instructor | Inver Hills Community College

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:13am
US - MN - Inver Grove Heights, Responsibilities: Inver Hills Community College seeks Psychology instructors to teach undergraduate Psychology courses such as General Psychology with and without lab, Psychology of Women, Lifespan P
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