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Mary MacCracken, Who Wrote About Disabilities, Dies at 88

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:01pm
Mrs. MacCracken wrote memoirs about her work with disabled children that inspired TV movies.
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Earl Cheit, Prescient Educator, Dies at 87

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:49pm
In 1970, Dr. Cheit wrote an influential report that said two-thirds of U.S. colleges and universities were in or near grave financial difficulty.






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Known for strong leadership, principal felled by résumé

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:38pm

Robin Anthony Toogood II was an admired educator, the kind of principal who inspires loyalty among other teachers for his compassion and positive attitude. To his students, he was a role model who commanded respect, a leader who handled discipline infractions with a gentle hand.

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Your Money Adviser: Help Is on the Way for Repaying Student Loans

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:14pm
President Obama has expanded a program that caps monthly student loan repayments at 10 percent of income and lets any balance after 20 years be forgiven.






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National Briefing | Education: Ex-Head of Washington Schools Steps Down at Advocacy Group

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 7:59pm
Michelle A. Rhee, the divisive former schools chancellor in Washington a is stepping down as chief executive of StudentsFirst, the advocacy group she founded four years ago.






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PART-TIME ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE INSTRUCTOR | Northern Essex Community College

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:59pm
US - MA - Haverhill, Master’s degree in Alcohol Drug Abuse Counseling required. Must have at least 5 years of clinical experience working in a primary substance abuse treatment setting. College teaching experience,
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Motherlode Blog: Rainy Day Video Game Rules: Is iPad Monopoly ‘Screen Time?’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:31pm
There are only two children at home on this rainy day, and only one child wants to play Monopoly — which brought up a new question. Is playing Monopoly against the iPad really a “video game”?






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Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies | Illinois State University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:19pm
US - IL, The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Illinois State University seek a sociologist or anthropologist for a joint, tenure-track position at the ass
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1st-year teacher in Ga. seeks to inspire her history students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
History teacher Lauren Beck recently welcomed students back to their Augusta, Ga., school with a pledge that they will enjoy  -More
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Teachers: Advice for reflecting on the practice

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
If it's not broken, don't fix it.  -More

Middle School Resources Help Diverse Students Succeed
Text pairs with matching content at two reading levels make grade-level social studies material accessible, while the new Famous People, Famous Words Reader's Theater scripts engage mixed-ability groups in active learning about historic documents, authors and events. Language-leveled social studies sets for ELs also improve content comprehension. FREE Sampler.

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Teacher collaboration effort to expand in Utah district

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
A school district in Utah is expanding an initiative that uses late start times for classes to give teachers more time to wor -More
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Iowa schools implement teacher-leader program to boost collaboration

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
A new teacher-leader program being used in 39 Iowa school districts will pair a veteran teacher with a new one to improve cla -More
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Why Khan Academy is more than just videos

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
Teachers should forget everything they've heard about the Khan Academy and visit the site with fresh eyes, according to Eric  -More
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N.J. teen raises awareness about gun violence

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
A 16-year-old student from Jersey City, N.J., recently shared her personal account of how her life has been affected by gun v -More
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