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Why vote? 5th graders take informed action

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
What does the C3 Framework look like in a fifth-grade classroom?  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Assistant Professor - Comparative Politics - Department of Political Science | University of California, Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:21pm
US - CA - Berkeley, Expected Start Date: July 1, 2015  The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley (http://polisci.berkeley.edu) invites applications fo
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Strauss: Do students learn more when their teachers work well together?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:46am

If you think that focusing on improving relationships among teachers is just a “warm and fuzzy” idea that doesn’t really matter to student achievement, read this post by Esther Quintero, senior fellow at the nonprofit Albert Shanker Institute, where this first appeared.

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Motherlode Blog: Those ‘Mysterious Deadly Virus’ Headlines? Don’t Panic. Do Watch That Cold, and Wash Your Hands.

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:40am
Strains of enterovirus circulate every year. This year, the number of children affected is high, but the symptoms themselves (fever and coughing) are consistent with the way this virus has behaved in the past.






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Strauss: Long Island high school requires students to wear IDs, sign in and out of bathroom

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:46am

A Long Island high school is now requiring students to wear identification cards at all times while in school and to sign in and out of the bathroom every time they use the facilities.

Irene McLaughlin, principal of Northport High School, wrote in a back-to-school letter sent to parents (see below) that the moves are being taken in an attempt to cut down on disciplinary problems and to prevent students from missing a lot of class time. She said that the sign-in process at the bathrooms will be monitored constantly by staff members. “It is important to note,” she wrote, that bathrooms in the commons are “open for use all day, even through change of periods” and that student bathrooms “in the instructional hallways” will be open during class.

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Motherlode Blog: Making New Friends: In Praise of Name Tags

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:40am
One of the most exhausting things about being new to a situation is having to learn everyone’s name. That’s why I love name tags.






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The Learning Network: Teaching World War I With The New York Times

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:47am
In this lesson we offer a series of topics and questions paired with Times essays, articles, slide shows and videos to help students dig deeper into the causes, effects and overall legacy of World War I.






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Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tenure Track | Chapman University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:35am
US - CA - Orange, The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in philosophy, show evidence of excellent teaching, have an active research agenda in philosophy, and demonstrate a strong potential to contribute to a new int
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Assistant or Associate Professor | George Washington University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 7:06am
US - DC - Washington, Job Description Summary:The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured (i.e., Assistant/Associate Professor-level) position in Hominid Paleobiology in the Department
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The Learning Network: What New Technologies or Tech Toys Are You Most Excited About?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:02am
If you had the money, would you want the new Apple smartwatch or the iPhone 6? If not, what other new technologies or tech toys are you interested in? Why?






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