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Colo. board moves ahead with curriculum review as NCSS, others object

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:35pm
The Jefferson County, Colo., Board of Education has moved ahead with a proposed review of the Advanced Placement U.S.  -More
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Federal guidelines aim to ensure racial equality in schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:35pm
The Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education has released guidelines to help school districts curb racial inequ -More
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How teachers can improve tech skills during Connected Educator Month

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:35pm
October is Connected Educator Month.  -More
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La. high-school students celebrate kindness to discourage bullying

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:35pm
Students in a Louisiana high school recently participated in "Project Be There," a weeklong anti-bullying awareness campaig -More
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Park project helps teach fractions, teamwork

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:35pm
Some students at a California elementary school learned fractions and teamwork by creating designs for a new city park.  -More
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2014 CUFA Program

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:35pm
The schedule and program for the 2014 CUFA Conference at the NCSS Annual Conference is now available. Learn more. -More
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Become a CAEP Program reviewer

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:35pm
NCSS seeks members to serve as reviewers of university social studies teacher education programs for the Council for the Accr -More
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T.C. Williams football field lights move closer to fruition

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:23pm

The Alexandria School Board on Thursday night inched closer to installing lights at the T.C. Williams High School football field, a process that could take years but already has raised the ire of neighbors.

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Abuse Cases at 2 Schools, With Technology at the Root

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:21pm
Recent cases in New Jersey and Brooklyn highlight how online communications have blurred boundaries between students and teachers.






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Amid Backlash, Colo. Board Rethinks U.S. History Review

Education Week - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:20pm
A Jefferson County school board proposal to ensure that U.S. history courses promote citizenship and patriotism and downplay civil disobedience led to weeks of student protests in the suburban Denver district.
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Motherlode Blog: Not a ‘PTA Mom’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:57am
Before my son started school, I shared my parents’ hippie view of the P.T.A. as a perfect-parent filled hassle and just another part of The Establishment trying to squelch creativity out of learning.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:22am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Motherlode Blog: The Family Table: Slow-Cooker Tacos, Sesame Noodles and Meatloaf

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:13am
What family dinner really looks like at our house: tacos, noodles, slow-cooker curry with mixed success and a meatloaf from the freezer.






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