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D.C. considers future of schools as NCLB waiver expires

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
The District of Columbia was granted a waiver two years ago from provisions under No Child Left Behind, and officials now are -More
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Tips for using social media to assess students' understanding

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
Social media can be used to gather real-time feedback on students' thoughts about academic concepts and their mastery of less -More
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Mass. middle-schoolers write legislation during social studies class

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
Students from Fairview Middle School in Chicopee, Mass., recently learned how a bill becomes a law and held a demonstration t -More
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Tenn. school's garden to serve multiple purposes

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
A Tennessee high school is working to establish a garden that will serve as a site for academic lessons and grow food that wi -More
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Engaging Social Studies Strategies for Achieving Excellence in the Common Core

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
This week's NCSS Tuesday Webinar is "Engaging Social Studies Strategies for Achieving Excellence in the Common Core." Present -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:52pm
John Wayne, American actor -More
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Strauss: 5 things you (probably) don’t know about the Washington Monument

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 1:03pm

The Washington Monument is reopening Monday for the first time in nearly three years, during which more than 150 cracks were fixed after being sustained during a rare earthquake. Everybody knows that the monument was built to honor George Washington, but probably not a lot more about the history of the obelisk. Here are five things you probably don’t know about it:

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Strauss: There’s no such thing as the ‘best’ teacher

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 12:02pm

How often do you hear people talk about wanting or having the “best” this or the “best” that and you have to try to stop yourself from rolling your eyes? Here’s a look at why the notion of “best” doesn’t make sense when it comes to teachers. This was written by Sarah Blaine, who wrote a post earlier this year by  about teachers that went viral under the headline, “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.” Blaine is  a mom, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her parentingthecore blog, where a version of this post appeared. She tweets at @parentingcore.

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Victim advocate: VMI wants to do ‘the right thing’ on sex assault prevention and response

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:42am

As an advocate for victims of sexual violence, Judy Casteele deals often with Virginia Military Institute and other colleges in the Lexington area.

Her nonprofit organization, Project Horizon, operates a crisis hotline and provides counseling and other services to people in need. Sometimes that includes VMI cadets. Sometimes, too, the public military college asks Casteele for help.

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Part-Time Transition Program Assistant/ Instructor | Middlesex Community College

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:28am
US - MA - Bedford, Company Description: Middlesex Community College (MCC) employs over 800 people in full-time, part-time, faculty, professional administrative and support positions at campuses in both Lowell and Be
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DCPS task force to promote use of D.C. museums, other sites as classrooms

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:26am

A D.C. Public Schools task force is working on a new guide that aims to help promote hands-on and experiential learning throughout the city, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Monday.

The curriculum — titled “The City as Our Classroom” — will compile a set of field-trip ideas and sample lesson plans to help teachers identify opportunities to connect academic skills and themes with the District’s museums, parks and historical sites.

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Ill. to Set Lower Performance Targets for Minority and Low-Income Students

Education Week - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:14am
Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards—with Latinos and blacks, low-income children and other groups having lower targets than whites for passing state exams, the Chicago Tribune has found.
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Assistant Professor of Sociology | University of Michigan - Flint

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:03am
US - MI - Flint, PhD in Sociology with specialization in quantitative methods of data collection and analysis. Other areas of substantive specialization are open. ABD's (who will complete the PhD by the time of the a
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Motherlode Blog: One Word to Describe Your Mother

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 8:28am
Katie Hafner, author of “Mother Daughter Me,” asked people across the country to use “one word” to describe their mothers.






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