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De Blasio Unveils New Plans for Troubled Schools in New York

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 9:39pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio said his tactics of offering more help to failing schools, and providing social services to students and families there, differed sharply from his predecessor’s.






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National Briefing | Education: Returns on College Endowments Average 15.8 Percent

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:59pm
A study found that colleges were allocating more than half their investments — and almost two-thirds of the largest endowments — to alternative strategies such as hedge funds and private equity.






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D.C. school boundaries plan gets more specific just before new mayor is elected

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 8:35pm

The District offers free full-day preschool to 3- and 4-year-olds through a lottery each year. Families enroll where space is available, sometimes driving miles from their homes to take advantage of the benefit.

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California’s biggest race will surprise you: It’s for state school superintendent

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 7:48pm

Perhaps the most important — and definitely the most expensive — election in California on Tuesday is the down-ballot battle for state school superintendent. The $30 million race has generated three times as much spending as the contest for governor, with money pouring in from across the country.

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Motherlode Blog: Writer, Rejected for a Retail Job, Is Embraced and Vilified on Facebook

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 6:19pm
A story of a failed marriage and financial implosion provokes equal and opposite reactions on Facebook. Why?






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Mass. educators engage students in voting, election topics

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Students in a senior constitutional law class at a Massachusetts high school have been discussing whether voting is a right o -More
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How 2 teachers use musical parodies in history lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Musical parodies can be used to help students' sense of history lessons -- especially when they create the lyrics themselves  -More

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Colo. receives results of new social studies exams

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Results for Colorado's new science and social studies tests show 17% of fourth- and seventh-graders scored at the two highest -More
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School tech director shares tips for expanding wireless

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Lessons learned during the expansion of a Pennsylvania district's Internet capacity could provide a road map for others, Joe  -More
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How tablets can help educators remove learning barriers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Tablet-based technology is helping therapists and special-education teachers in some Minnesota schools remove learning barrie -More
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Retired school leader donates education collection to Smithsonian

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently received an 800-piece gift representing two centuries of educa -More
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Students mix math, history to create replica of U.S. flag

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Students at a Washington state elementary school learned math and history by donning red, white and blue ponchos and creating -More
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Follow the Annual Conference on Twitter

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Follow @Ncssnetwork on Twitter for program updates, changes, reminders, special offers and reports on speakers and sessions.  -More
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Get connected

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Connect with your NCSS member colleagues on Connected, the NCSS member networking site.  -More
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