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Fla. schools mark anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with personal stories, programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Social studies teacher Bobbi Jo Grieve shared her personal memories and connections to the attacks of Sept.  -More
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How teachers can encourage positive attitudes about school

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
The start of a school year can be a negative experience for some students, writes Richard Curwin, director of the graduate pr -More

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Mont. teachers connect on Twitter for PD, peer support

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Montana has adopted its own educator hashtag, #mtedchat, and more teachers are using it as they connect on Twitter, post link -More
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N.C. district expands mentor program for new teachers, principals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
A North Carolina school district plans to revive its mentoring program to provide 20 additional coaches to new teachers and u -More
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1 Calif. district goes "all in" with technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
A California school district has gone "all in" with technology to support 21st-century learning, writes Bob Nelson, superinte -More
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Mass. students build garden beds to help feed homeless veterans

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Students in Massachusetts recently participated in the "Build a Bed, Keep a Vet Fed" project in which they built 15 raised ga -More
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Del. schools, groups offer increased support for LGBT students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Middle schools, high schools and advocacy groups in Delaware are working to offer more support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and  -More
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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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