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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight to Court

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:03pm
Seven law students and undergraduates filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the president and fellows of Harvard College for what they call “mismanagement of charitable funds.”
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Principal apologizes for lack of notification about alleged sexual abuse in school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:23pm

A Montgomery County principal said she did not notify parents for several weeks about an alleged sexual offense in her middle school because she was more focused on the alleged victim’s well-being than on the possibility that other children might have been harmed.

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PROFESSOR AND HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION | COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:03pm
US - IL - Champaign, The Head must possess an earned doctorate and demonstrate a strong record of scholarship commensurate with the position of full professor. Evidence of previous administrative experience in higher educ
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Obama Makes Pitch to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to Schools

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:50pm
The president, in a respite from the gridlock and sniping in Washington, also signed a bill that changes the child care rules for low-income families.
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Motherlode Blog: It’s a Boy, and It’s Okay to Be Disappointed

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:35pm
When the ultrasound technician found that white blob between the legs of my baby on the computer screen, I cried.






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Motherlode Blog: Three Girls? ‘I Feel Sorry for Their Father’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:32pm
Almost everywhere we go— a hike on a mountain trail, a restaurant, an art museum– unsolicited comments about the same sex of my children follow.






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Strauss: Pearson Foundation closing (after paying big fines for helping corporate parent)

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:32pm

Last year the Pearson Charitable Foundation — the nonprofit arm of the largest education publishing company in the world — paid $7.7 million in fines to the state of New York after authorities found that it had broken state law by helping its for-profit parent. How? By helping it develop Common Core educational products and by paying travel expenses for potential clients to attend education conferences.

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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant With a Boy? Even in 2014, Some Call That ‘Lucky’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:31pm
I was pregnant: I didn’t want to engage people in a discussion on gender. I wanted to take a nap. Still, I was alarmed to hear repeatedly that it was somehow preferable to have a boy instead of a girl.






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What happened when a history teacher redesigned a lesson?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
U.S. history teacher Jody Passanisi wrote a year ago about redesigning a lesson on types of governments.  -More
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Study: Most schools' coverage of American Indian history dates to pre-1900s

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
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Minn. educators share ideas, resources for social studies standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
A group of educators from nine Minnesota school districts recently gathered to discuss the revised social studies standards d -More
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How school leaders should coach a coach

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Coaching an instructional coach can be challenging, school district leaders Charles Young and Lisa Gonzales write.  -More
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Should performance be part of teacher training?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Some educators such as teacher Amanda Siepiola -- profiled in this article -- use performance to engage students.  -More
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How are school districts managing mobile devices?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
A growing number of school districts are working to take the responsibility for managing classroom devices out of the hands o -More
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Mass. students urge peers to register to vote in December election

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Students in a civic engagement class at B.M.C.  -More
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Holocaust victim's dress designs displayed at Wis. museum

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Eight dress designs of Hedy Strnad, a Jewish seamstress who did not survive the Holocaust, are on display at the Jewish Museu -More
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