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D.C. opens center to help drop-outs get back to school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14pm

District officials announced Monday the opening of a new centralized office dedicated to helping young high school dropouts get back on track to earn a diploma or GED.

The Youth Reengagement Center in Northeast Washington represents the latest effort to overhaul the city’s public education system by bringing back young adults who had given up on school.

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Strauss: Why getting kids ‘college and career ready’ isn’t enough

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:30pm

Conventional wisdom holds that young people aren’t political or even civic-minded. The following post takes issue with this notion. It was written by Joseph Kahne, a professor of education at Mills College and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He chairs the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. His work concerns the ways educational initiatives and participation with digital media can influence the quality, quantity, and equality of youth civic and political participation.

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Texas 6th-graders learn history, agriculture while harvesting school's olives

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Sixth-grade history students at Tejeda Middle School in San Antonio are learning about the historical and cultural significan -More
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Research: Field trips play important role in education

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Field trips that focus on cultural enrichment can make a positive difference in education, according to recent research.  -More
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Free video resources for geography lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
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Join Us for Our Complimentary American Controversies Webinar
Our series continues Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 AM (EST). Ashbrook is pleased to welcome Peter C. Myers (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) and Lucas Morel (Washington and Lee University) to a conversation moderated by Chris Burkett (Ashland University) on the controversial question, "Is the Constitution Pro-Slavery or Anti-Slavery?" Click here to register now.

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White House joins effort to scale back on standardized tests

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
The Obama administration recently offered support for an effort by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council -More
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Ky. teachers share concerns about proposed social studies standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Some social studies teachers in Kentucky say they are concerned that the proposed Kentucky Core Academic Social Studies Stand -More
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How schools are using makerspaces

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Makerspaces are helping the schools profiled in this article enrich learning with hands-on lessons.  -More
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Elementary-school students make case for D.C. to adopt official rock

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Students from John Eaton Elementary School recently spoke during a meeting of the District of Columbia Council to urge adopti -More
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Students help lobby Okla. state board to allow food-based fundraisers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Oklahoma has voted unanimously to grant an exemption from a federal ban on food-based school fundraisers during certain hours -More
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NCSS Annual Conference -- More hotel rooms added

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Due to overwhelming demand for hotels in Boston, we have added more rooms and a new hotel option, with rates starting at $199 -More
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Early adolescence: Social studies certification field test

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is seeking social studies educators teaching students ages 11 to 15 to tak -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Edwin Markham, American poet -More
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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Books for Readers Whose Skills Lag Behind Their Age

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:57pm
Looking for books and strategies to help a behind-the-curve reader find books that interest her, and encourage her to read and improve.






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Strauss: Another very scary headline about kindergartners

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:25pm

Early this year,  I published a post with the headline, “A very scary headline about kindergarteners,” about an op-ed in the Oregonian with this headline: “Kindergarten test results a ‘sobering snapshot.’ ” The op-ed lamented the low literacy skills entering kindergarteners in Oregon had displayed on a test.  I wondered just how 5- and 6-year-olds could be so disappointing to adults.

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Motherlode Blog: There Are More Important Things Than Saving for College

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:28am
There is no shame in having more kids than average. Or in working hard to support them without having money to fund individual college savings accounts, or telling them, “You are your ticket to college. Work hard.”






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