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Strauss: Why teachers can’t have ‘normal’ lives

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:00am
I’m not entirely sure what a normal life is, but the author of this post says they aren’t in the cards for teachers. This was written by Alice Trosclair, who has been teaching for eight years in southern Louisiana. She currently teaches American literature, AP English Language and Composition, and AP English Literature and Composition.  A version of this post, which I am publishing with permission, appeared on The Educator’s Room website.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | acidulous

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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T.C. Williams principal, who oversaw the high school’s turn around, to retire in June

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:54pm
Principal Suzanne Maxey, who was selected to lead T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., after it was singled out for low achievement by the federal government, will retire after five years on the job.Read full article >>






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Schools chief’s exit leaves many in Montgomery with questions

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:51pm
A day after the sudden resignation of Montgomery County’s schools chief, some in the community had pointed questions for the elected officials who supported his departure, and others wondered about the path ahead for Maryland’s largest school district.Read full article >>






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Grosso’s bill to ban pre-K suspensions applauded; advocates urge further steps

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:51pm
D.C. Council member David Grosso’s first bill as Education Committee chairman — seeking a partial ban on suspensions and expulsions of preschool students in public programs — got a strong response from advocates who urged him to push for more sweeping reforms of student discipline practices.Read full article >>
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Not a lot of comity on the House education panel, members split on how to rewrite law

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:38pm
While Democrats and Republicans in the Senate hold daily negotiations over a new federal education law, things are far more strained between the parties on the House side. As the House focuses on an updated version of the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House committee on Education and the Workforce, sent a written request to Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) to hold hearings.Read full article >>






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How a $2,000 Doritos Super Bowl ad became a million-dollar sensation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:05pm
A frequent flier, Scott Zabielski faces a common dilemma. He’s 6 feet 3 inches tall, which means that squeezing his lanky frame into economy airline seats, crammed against other passengers, can be a challenge.Read full article >>






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Executive Director- Archdiocesan Housing, Inc. | Catholic Charities

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:04pm
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Ga. teacher sets AP U.S. history to song

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
Advanced Placement history teacher Tom Wolff at South Forsyth High School in Georgia uses songs and videos -- some of them pr -More
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Using theater improvisation to improve learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
Theater improvisation is an effective method to boost learning, asserts Robert Kulhan, a professor at Duke University's Fuqua -More
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Educator: PD should "ignite" teachers' ideas, innovations

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
The language used to describe professional development -- as well as accompanied incentives -- should be refocused away from  -More
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Classroom model encourages positive behavior with social rewards

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
Social rewards can be powerful motivators for students' engagement and behavior, writes Lori Desautels, an assistant professo -More
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How teachers can make the most of Twitter, Google+

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
Google+ and Twitter offer teachers an opportunity to build their professional learning networks, according to Thomas Murray,  -More
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Maine high-schoolers support suicide awareness legislation

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
A group of Maine high-school seniors -- still grieving the death of a classmate -- are voicing support for proposed legislati -More
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Civil War submarine starting to reveal its secrets after 150 years

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
Scientists are finally getting a look at the hull of a Civil War submarine that sank after taking down a Union ship off the c -More
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NCSS needs your help!

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
NCSS needs members to help us develop the 2015 annual conference program by becoming a proposal reviewer.  -More
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Religion, social studies and you

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
This four-part webinar series will focus on ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches for addressing different fai -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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