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De Blasio’s Vow to Ease Reimbursement for Special Education Halts a Bill in Albany

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 9:39pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio has promised to improve the process for some parents of special-needs children to get New York City to pay for private school tuition, holding off an effort by state legislators to make him do so by law.






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Montgomery school board race focuses on achievement gap and accountability issues

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:45pm

The long ballot for Tuesday’s primary in Montgomery County includes just one Board of Education race: to fill the at-large seat of Shirley Brandman, who is stepping down.

Montgomery’s eight-member board makes policy for a sprawling district with 151,000 students and a $2.3 billion operating budget. Voters will consider four candidates, with the top two vote-getters advancing to November’s general election.

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Strauss: Getting kids involved in summer learning — city by city, town by town, student by student

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:26pm

Sarah Pitcock is the CEO of the National Summer Association, which is dedicated to creating quality summer learning opportunities for young people, particularly low-income students who suffer more learning loss over the summer than other students. In this post Pitcock explains the problem of summer learning loss, and some solutions.

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Autistic student who graduated at the top of his class shares his valedictory speech

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:22pm

Unable to communicate at the age of 3, Montel Medley was diagnosed with autism.

With support from his mother, Roberta, and his teachers in Prince George’s County, Montel went on to earn a 4.0 grade point average at Surrattsville High School, graduated at the top of his class and gained acceptance to Towson University.

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Education leaders back Common Core

Education Week - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:16pm
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In Fairfax, new principal selected for Poe Middle School in Annandale

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 2:19pm

A new principal has been appointed to Annandale’s Poe Middle School, six months after the previous principal was arrested on charges of embezzling school funds.

Maria Eck will join the Poe faculty on July 1 to replace Sonya Swansbrough, who was arrested in November. Swansbrough has been placed on administrative leave without pay.

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N.J. 4th-graders bring rain forest to their school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:41pm
Fourth-graders in New Jersey put on the "Agape Rainforest" exhibit at their school earlier this week to raise awareness of th -More
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Canadian students explore Aboriginal history, culture

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:41pm
Fifth-graders in Ajax, Ontario, Canada, are learning about the history, culture and contributions of the country's First Nati -More
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Conn. unions seek addition of labor history to high-school curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:41pm
Unions in Connecticut have been urging lawmakers to pass legislation that would add labor history to the state's high-school  -More
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Video websites to help teachers engage students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:41pm
There are a number of useful sites to help teachers integrate video in their classrooms, according to this article, which lis -More
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Wis. 3rd-graders become journalists

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:41pm
Third-grade students at a Wisconsin elementary school have been publishing a monthly newspaper that is connecting them with t -More
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Literacy group is building "little libraries" in N.C. parks

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:41pm
A partnership between Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department in North Carolina and the literacy group Reading Connections -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:41pm
The NCSS Live Learning Center features selected NCSS Annual Conference Session recordings to keep you current on the trends i -More
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Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:41pm
Voltaire, French writer and philosopher -More
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