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How one Wis. school uses digital portfolios to enhance student learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
Digital portfolios allow educators, students and parents at a Wisconsin elementary school to document student progress, creat -More
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Ill. students help design, paint mural celebrating Mexican heritage

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
Eight students in Rosemont, Ill., have teamed up with a muralist from Chicago to create designs for a mural depicting key pol -More
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Wis. high-school students serve in county government

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
A group of 10 high-school students are learning about the inner workings of government in the Youth in Governance program in  -More
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Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
Get ready for the school year by applying for a Rho Kappa charter.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference speaker -- Jose Antonio Vargas

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in th -More
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To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
Thomas Edison, American inventor -More
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Motherlode Blog: Teaching a Child to Wrangle, Not Reject, Rage

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:11pm
Children can’t understand how anger works, or manage it later in life, unless we encourage them to wrestle it with safe people.






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Senators Offer Bill to Curb Campus Sexual Assault

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:59pm
The measure, backed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, would impose financial penalties on colleges that do not comply with the law’s requirements.
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Mathews: Why smart, poor kids lied about college

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:09pm

Boston College professor Karen Arnold encountered a mystery in her investigation of graduates of an innovative high school program in Providence, R.I. Many of the disadvantaged students had lied to their former counselors about starting college, making the program look better than it was.

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Richmond-area school to keep ‘Rebels’ team name

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:27am

A Richmond-area public high school will keep “Rebels” as its team name after a student-led protest called attention to plans by the administration to field a new mascot without ties to the Confederacy.

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Strauss: Respected science publication is fooled by The Onion

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:22am

It’s one thing for an Iranian news agency to mistakenly cite as fact a piece in The Onion, a satirical humor publication, as actually happened in 2012 when the Fars News Agency referred in all seriousness to an Onion story about a  Gallup poll that supposedly showed more rural white voters in America would rather spend time with then Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than with President Obama.

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Woman Appeals Ruling on Texas Affirmative Action

Education Week - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:44am
Attorneys for a woman is renewing her appeal of a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the use of race in University of Texas undergraduate admissions.
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The Teachers' Unions Must Embrace the Future

Education Week - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:30am
Rather than stall progress, the NEA and the AFT should help schools transition from relics of the past to institutions of the future, writes Leslie C. Francis.
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Common Core May Persist, Even in Opposition States

Education Week - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:28am
Despite heated resistance and high-profile bills, states' academic guidelines may still look a lot like the Common Core State Standards.
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New York Educators Fight Back on Attacks to Tenure

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:31pm
The United Federation of Teachers sent out a memo defending tenure laws after two parents groups in New York filed lawsuits to challenge it.






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North Carolina Budget Deal Includes a Raise for Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:22pm
Legislators have announced a tentative budget agreement that includes a pay raise for public schoolteachers, but analysts expect that the proposed changes will mean more cuts elsewhere.






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