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How annotation can help students understand historical texts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Teaching students how to take notes as they read and study historical texts can encourage them to read and understand what th -More
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Bucket list lesson plan engages students in setting summer goals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
A class of third-grade students recently was asked to create a bucket list of things they would like to do before the end of  -More
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Lower scores posted on 8th-grade social studies exam in Texas

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Preliminary results of the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness social studies exam have been released, and accord -More
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Ohio to phase out exams in favor of common core tests

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
During the next few years, Ohio will phase out its existing graduation tests in favor of exams aligned with the Common Core S -More
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Are mobile apps the best option for summer learning?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Students are being encouraged to stay connected and learning over the summer using a growing library of educational mobile ap -More
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Ore. students collect data to support change in meal utensils, win award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Student council members at Helman Elementary School in Ashland, Ore., have won a city-sponsored sustainability competition fo -More
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Freedom Summer's 50th anniversary: Investigating the civil rights movement

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
This three-day workshop, July 30 to August 1, will provide a varied program of civil rights panelists, demonstration of the F -More
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Become a social studies leader

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
NCSS is seeking candidates for Vice President, and the Board of Directors.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:04pm
Anatole France, French poet -More
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Strauss: How much Bill Gates’s disappointing small-schools effort really cost

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:03pm

For five years  it has been said that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation spent more than $2 billion to fund an initiative to create small high schools in an effort to increase student achievement and graduation rates, all based on the premise that smaller schools were more conducive to learning and retention than larger ones. The reason the $2 billion has been cited is that it was mentioned in the January 2009 annual letter (see below) issued by the foundation and signed by Bill Gates as the co-chair of his foundation. It said in part:

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Maya Angelou inspired students at D.C. schools that bear her name

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 1:46pm

Poet and memoirist Maya Angelou’s death late last month triggered a torrent of appreciations for her life from public figures, including President Obama, Oprah Winfrey and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

But Angelou touched plenty of people whose names are not widely known, including hundreds of students at a D.C. charter school that bears her name.

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Assistant Professor or Contract Faculty -Social Studies Education | Plymouth State University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 1:26pm
US - NH - Plymouth, Minimum Qualifications - Doctorate required in Social Studies Education or related field for tenure track consideration. ABD candidates will be considered. Masters degree acceptable for one year co
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U-Penn. president Gutmann remains bullish on free online courses

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:55am

Two years ago prestigious universities banded together to launch a wave of free online courses that seemed a harbinger of a new era in higher education.

The hype about massive open online courses, or MOOCs, has faded somewhat. The revolution, in some ways, is becoming more of an evolution. The notion sometimes bandied about that the emergence of these free online courses will break the business model of higher ed remains wholly unproven.

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Common standards for nation’s schools a longtime goal

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 11:36am

The notion that U.S. students should share core knowledge is not new.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower suggested national academic standards were needed as early as 1959. Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton both proposed that states voluntarily adopt national standards, efforts that crumbled under charges of federal overreach.

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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘metallicity’

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:36am
This poem, by Hannah Llorin, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a Science article, “The Archaeology of the Stars.”






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