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Every educator can, should be a leader

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
Teachers' role as leaders in education often is lost in the focus on teaching and learning, suggests Naphtali Hoff, a former  -More
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Iowa to pilot yearlong student-teaching model

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and Dordt College in Sioux Center next year will pilot a program in which 45 s -More

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N.J. social media courses to focus on responsible use

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
Schools in New Jersey are preparing to teach courses on social media -- focusing on making the most of the technology and als -More
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Mich. 10th-graders learn conflict-resolution tools in workshops

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
Tenth-graders in Michigan's Meridian Early College High School recently participated in a workshop meant to spread awareness  -More
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Alaska 5th-graders learn leadership skills as safety officers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
An Alaska elementary school is teaching leadership skills to some fifth-graders by training them as safety officers.  -More
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2014 Social Studies Advocacy kick-off webinar

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
On Jan.  -More
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CUFA Annual Meeting call for proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
The College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of NCSS invites proposals for scholarships to be presented at its Annual M -More
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Faculty in Political Science | Wheelock College

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:47pm
US - MA - Boston, Requirements: Successful applicants will have teaching experience in Political Science and Global Studies (or closely related fields). Applicants who are ABD will be considered but preference
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Director of Admissions | St. Andrew's School

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:45pm
US - RI - Barrington, Responsibilities The Director of Admission will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the school’s enrollment and financial aid programs. Major responsibilities include: Developi
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Pr. George’s parents criticize plan to move students away from neighborhood schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:42pm

More than a dozen parents attending a hearing Tuesday night questioned program changes proposed by Prince George’s County Schools chief executive Kevin M. Maxwell that would require some students to go to different schools next year.

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Assistant Professor Family Gerontology | University of Alberta

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:39pm
CAN - AB - Edmonton, Key responsibilities of the position include: - Conducting an independent research program that complements existing research expertise and programs on aging in the Department. Current expertise
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Strauss: Mom to officials: Stop forcing severely disabled kids to take high-stakes tests

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:16am

Earlier this month I wrote about Andrea Rediske, who had fought a long battle with the Florida Department of Education over a requirement that her blind and brain-damaged son, Ethan, who also suffered from cerebral palsy, take state-mandated standardized tests. Rediske managed to win a waiver for her son, but recently, while he lay dying in a hospital, she was required to fill out paperwork proving that Ethan could not take a new standardized test this year. Ethan passed away on Feb. 7, at home with his parents at his side.

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U of Chicago joins Universal College App, an alternative to sector leader Common App

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:05am

One of the story lines of this college admission cycle is how many universities are looking for alternatives to the Common Application after the rocky rollout of its latest online version.

This week the University of Chicago, a Common App member since 2008, announced that it will add the Universal College Application as an option for the next cycle.

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With a trial looming, here’s where things stand in the Atlanta school cheating scandal

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:06am

A trial in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal is just three months away, and this week a high-ranking former official in the school system pleaded guilty and became what the Fulton County District Attorney’s office calls “the state’s most valuable witness.”

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