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Strauss: You have no clue what school nurses really do

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:08pm

School nurses matter enormously though you couldn’t tell by the amount of attention they get from policy-makers (and even parents when it comes time to distribute end-of-year gifts). School districts that cut their budgets have no problem eliminating school nurses or forcing a single nurse to cover a number of schools and increasingly teachers and others at school who haven’t been trained in medicine are being asked to do dispense medication and do other things that school nurses really should be doing.

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At Princeton, Privilege Is: (a) Commonplace, (b) Misunderstood or (c) Frowned Upon

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:58pm
A freshman, challenged by another over the advantages in his life, wrote an essay that has been alternately praised and accused of missing the point.






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Math, reading performance is stagnant among U.S. 12th-graders, assessment finds

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:52pm

The nation’s high school seniors have shown no improvement in math and reading performance since 2009, and large racial achievement gaps persist, according to the results of a test administered by the federal government last year.

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W3 Professorship for System Analysis and Modelling and Director of the Institute Coastal Research | Universität Hamburg / Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:57pm
DEU - Geesthacht, Requirements: Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in § 15 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act. Several years of research activity abroad as well as a trans-disciplinary
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Fairfax school board, supervisors unite against teen drinking

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:49pm

As prom seasons and graduation dates near, the Fairfax County School Board and the Board of Supervisors have joined forces to reduce underage drinking among teens.

Both boards designated May as “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most Month,” as part of a larger plan to address the dangers of alcohol consumption among the county’s youths. Sixty-five percent of underage youths say that they illegally obtain alcohol from friends and family, according to a Fairfax County schools statement.

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Canadian students' videos showcase community's WWII heritage

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Students in Collingwood, Ontario, recently shared videos they produced to document the community's role in World War II.  -More
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Educator promotes her profession with #TeachingIs campaign

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Florida educator Julie Hiltz and a colleague are behind the #TeachingIs campaign, in which educators are encouraged to share  -More
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How schools can be more productive during faculty meetings

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Sometimes faculty meetings can be more frustrating than beneficial or informative, writes Naphtali Hoff, a former educator an -More
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Studies identify "diversity gap" among teachers, students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Recent studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association have identified a wide "diversity -More
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Here are the things teachers want digital tools to do

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
"Standards gaps" exist where digital resources are unavailable or do not meet the needs of teachers, according to a report fr -More
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Pa. high school's newspaper staff takes stand against use of "Redskins"

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Neshaminy High School's student newspaper editors and members of the Neshaminy School Board in Pennsylvania are at odds over  -More
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Ill. 3rd-graders take action to help monarch butterflies

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Third-graders at Dennis Lab School in Decatur, Ill., recently planted milkweed seeds in starter pots that will later be moved -More
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Integrating map tools in the social studies classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Join us on May 8 for this webinar on using online map tools to engage students and enhance professional practice for teachers -More
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NCSS awards

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications our 2014 awards and grants, including: Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of  -More
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The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer -More
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Congress to consider charter-school legislation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:35pm

A bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce a bill Wednesday meant to encourage the growth of charter schools across the country, mirroring legislation expected to be taken up in the House later this week.

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Motherlode Blog: Send a Handwritten Card by Mail, Via an iPad

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:36pm
Trying Felt, a new app that lets you send a handwritten, sealed, stamped and mailed card—from your iPad.






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Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Social Work/ Director of Field Education | Greenville College

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:25pm
US - IL - Greenville, Applications: Application materials should include a (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, (4) statement of personal faith jo
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