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NCSS members -- Remember to vote!

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 2:57pm
The 2014 NCSS Board of Directors Election is open through March 15. If you are an NCSS member who held membership as of Dec.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 2:57pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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The Learning Network Blog: Is It Okay to Refuse to Serve Same-Sex Couples Based on Religious Beliefs?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 2:39pm
Where is a bill under consideration to protect business owners who do not want to serve gay people?
    





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Lecturer: Psychology | University of South Australia

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:38pm
AUS - Adelaide, The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Encouraging creativity and academic adventure, innovation and entrepreneurship are instilled in our students through industry
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Are math textbooks ready for Common Core?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:03pm

The most visible symbols of the nation’s long-criticized, mile-wide, inch-deep traditional math standards are the 15-pound textbooks that students have been hauling back and forth from school for years.

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Strauss: Class size matters a lot, research shows

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 9:00am

Every now and then someone in education policy (Arne Duncan) or education philanthropy (Bill Gates) or the media (Malcolm Gladwell) will say something about why class size isn’t really very important because a great teacher can handle a boatload of kids.

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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 24, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 6:27am
US - WA - Seattle, The Department of Urban Design and Planning invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Planning to start September 15, 2014. We seek candidates
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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Winter Games Come to a Close

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 5:34am
What were the most memorable moments of the Winter Olympics?
    





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Strauss: One way to help solve America’s major curriculum problem

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 5:00am

Common Core State Standards, accountability, benchmarks, teacher quality, evaluation, test design and uses, value-added measurement, Race to the Top, international comparisons -- all of these are at the center of fierce debates in the education world. Marion Brady argues in this post that they are all sideshows to the real problem in American schools -- curriculum -- and he offers a way out. Brady has worked as a teacher, administrator, college professor, contributor to academic journals, textbook and professional book author, consultant to publishers and foundations, newspaper columnist.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | conscript

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 23 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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In Manhattan, Children of Ukrainians Connect to Revolution

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 10:54pm
Streaming video and social media fostered a sense of involvement in the recent political upheaval.
    





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Will Dartmouth figure out big applicant drop?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 10:18pm

If there were a prize this year for cluelessness in American higher education, it would go to Dartmouth College. That fine Ivy League institution has a brilliant faculty, terrific students and a lovely New Hampshire campus, yet seems unable to realize how ignoring high school students’ hard work and financial needs has hurt its reputation.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Expand Pre-K, Not A.D.H.D.

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 9:33pm
The lurking danger of over-medicalization.
    





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After Fairfax County student deaths, a renwed focus on mental health

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 9:27pm

The back-to-back deaths this month of two students connected to Langley High School both shocked the school community and renewed the Fairfax County school system’s focus on teens’ mental health.

Within hours of the news that the two students had killed themselves on consecutive days, school and county officials were gathering to help Langley students and staff cope with their grief and determine what led to the tragedies. The healing process is underway, said School Board member Jane K. Strauss, whose Dranesville district includes the high school. But many answers are still elusive.

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