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Go Forth and Conquer, but Postpone the Selfie

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:30pm
Bryant University in Rhode Island has told its graduating seniors not to take pictures of themselves with their cellphones when they come onstage for their diplomas next month.






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Outreach Program Coordinator | Oregon State University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:17pm
US - OR - Klamath Falls, Bachelor's degree in Youth Development, Education, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Technology or closely related field. Demonstrated teaching, written and oral communication skills including
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Loudoun considers cutting Thomas Jefferson bus service

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:49pm

The Loudoun County School Board might cut bus service for county students who attend Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, a move that could jeopardize county students’ ability to go to the elite magnet school.

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Motherlode Blog: Learning to Set a Goal for the Long Run

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:15pm
In a conversation they have had countless times since his reading disability was diagnosed in elementary school, a mother and her teenage son search for ways to set goals and “do something that really distinguishes me.”






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Letter from Woodson High School to parents following series of suicides

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:33pm

The following e-mail message was sent from the principal of Fairfax County’s W.T. Woodson High School to parents on April 11, discussing the school’s actions following a series of suicides at the school. The message came ahead of the school’s spring break and a day before The Washington Post published a story about the suicides of six Woodson students in the past three years and the effects the suicides have had on their families and the school community.

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Parents seek action at Fairfax County’s Woodson High after suicides

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:23pm

In the aftermath of a series of student suicides at W.T. Woodson High School, parents are urging Fairfax County schools administrators to help the teens cope with stress at the high-performing school.

Six teens at the school have died by suicide during the past three years, including two students who died within a day of each other in February. The deaths have shocked the school community and have left parents, teachers and students searching for answers.

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How historical fiction can boost social studies lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Historical fiction can make it easier to tie together lessons in a wide-ranging social studies curriculum, writes fourth-grad -More
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Mo. middle-schoolers conduct research to honor local Vietnam veterans

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Students from Steelville Middle School in Missouri have launched projects to honor Vietnam veterans from their area and state -More
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Generate geographical questions using 19th-century chart

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
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Ore. educators collaborate to improve students' access to higher education

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Educators from 20 Oregon school districts and local colleges are working in professional learning communities to develop ways -More
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Collaboration is increasing among school librarians, teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
School librarians and teachers have experienced more collaboration as school libraries become centers for research and techno -More
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Fla. school's blended learning teaches students to work independently

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
A Florida middle school is piloting a blended-learning history course that has students complete online lessons at their own  -More
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Iowa middle-schoolers use social media to help village in Ethiopia

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Global studies students at Washington Middle School in Iowa recently launched a social media campaign to help a village in Ho -More
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Prom offers life-skills lessons for students with disabilities

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Special-education teacher Mary Bebber is using prom night to teach life-skills lessons.  -More
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Webinar: The Vocabulary of Chronology -- April 26

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
By third grade, children are supposed to understand before and after, now and later, morning and afternoon, etc.  -More
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Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Robert Collier, American writer -More
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:00pm
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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Ways to Get Involved with NCSS--Jordan Grote

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:28am
Greetings NCSS Members! Are you looking for ways to get more involved with NCSS? Consider some of the following options: Applying to serve on an NCSS Operations Committee- Operations Committees perform many important, board-mandated tasks for the organization. For more information, and to apply, visit: http://www.socialstudies.org/getinvolved/committees Applying to serve on an Award and Grant Selection Committee- These committees evaluate and select --> Read More

Strauss: Arne Duncan dismisses critics: ‘Lots of drama, lots of noise’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:38am

There he goes again.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan went to New York recently and introduced state Education Commissioner John King at a function at New York University, calling him “a remarkable leader” and “as smart and as thoughtful as anyone working in this space.” As for the growing number of critics of King’s education reforms, Duncan dismissed the movement as “lots of drama, lots of noise” on which the media likes to focus. He could have been referring to the tens of thousands of parents opting their children out of Common Core-aligned standardized tests, or the nearly 3,000-delegate body of the New York State United Teachers, which earlier this month overwhelming approved a resolution calling for King to resign, or anybody else who doesn’t agree with him and King.

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