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Strauss: Firestorm erupts over teacher’s angry e-mail to legislators about low pay

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:30pm

An angry e-mail written by a teacher to North Carolina legislators with a subject line that said, “I am embarrassed to confess: I am a teacher,”  might have been seen only by recipients if it were not for state Sen. David Curtis. The Republican legislator fired back an inflammatory e-mail, giving her advice on what to tell her “potential new private sector employer” and complaining about the teachers union, even though there isn’t a teachers union in North Carolina.  A “firestorm” of protest ensued after the e-mail exchange was made public (see below).

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Pa. middle-school social studies students raise, release trout

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Social studies students from Marticville Middle School in Pennsylvania recently participated in the "Trout in the Classroom"  -More
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Nev. students build replicas of Spanish, Mexican monuments for exhibit

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Advanced Placement Spanish and Culture students at Sunrise Mountain High School in Nevada recently built replicas of several  -More
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Report finds more states tie teachers' tenure to evaluations

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Teacher tenure is being challenged nationwide with three states abolishing the job protections altogether and others basing t -More
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Md. panel: Start the school year after Labor Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
A task force in Maryland is recommending that schools delay the start of the school year until after Labor Day.  -More
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10 technologies to help implement project-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
This article highlights 10 technology tools that can help educators implement project-based learning in the classroom.  -More
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Canadian students create films to highlight social justice issues

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Nearly 180 students in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, are exploring social justice issues for a series of five-minute documentari -More
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Minn. 1st-graders tackle invasive weed to restore land

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
First-grade students from Jefferson Elementary STEM School in Minnesota have been taking on the challenge of buckthorn, an in -More
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Webinar "DIY: Experiential Service-Learning Trips Abroad"

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
This one-hour webinar equips educators with tools to create their own sustainable, experiential learning program with non-pro -More
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NCSS awards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications our 2014 awards and grants, including: Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of  -More
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
In observance of Memorial Day in the U.S., NCSS SmartBrief will not be published Monday.  -More
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Motherlode Blog: What I Learned on Paternity Leave: I’m Glad to Be Back at Work

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 1:18pm
I served as my daughter’s sole caregiver long enough to know that I was ready for it to be over. Realizing that I felt that way was one of the best things about my paternity leave.






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Strauss: Egyptian teen attending science fair in U.S. defects, seeks asylum

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:39pm

A 17-year-old Egyptian science prodigy attending the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles this month decided to use the opportunity to defect and seek asylum in the United States out of fear that he would be arrested by authorities back home.

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

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 12:37pm
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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Deputy Sheriff - Academy Graduate / Lateral | Stanford University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:36am
US - CA - Stanford, Deputy Sheriff - Academy Graduate / Lateral - 62707Description  Position Description Under general supervision, a Stanford University Department of Public Safety deputy sheriff provide
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Director of Technology, Data, and Systems, Understanding Language Online | Stanford University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:36am
US - CA - Stanford, Director of Technology, Data, and Systems, Understanding Language Online - 62579 Description  Background:   Understanding Language is a vast and high-profile national collabor
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Fellowship, Student, and Alumni Programs Coordinator | Stanford University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 11:36am
US - CA - Stanford, Fellowship, Student, and Alumni Programs Coordinator - 62544Description Fellowship, Student, and Alumni Programs CoordinatorStanford Universitys Center for International Security and C
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