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Arlington buys safer helmets for high school football players

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 5:33pm

Arlington County's high school football players will have new helmets this year, purchased to mitigate the risk of head injuries and concussions.

Officials announced the new helmets in a letter to parents this week, and said they are part of a “comprehensive concussion management plan” the district has adopted.

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White teacher wins $350,000 in Prince George’s schools bias lawsuit

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:33pm

A former Prince George’s County teacher won a $350,000 jury award after accusing the school system of discriminating against him because he is white.

Jon Everhart alleged in his lawsuit against the Prince George’s County school board that a black principal forced him out of his job because of his race.

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Strauss: The difference between ‘complex’ and ‘complicated’ — and why it matters in school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:31pm

“Complex” isn’t the same thing as “complicated” — and the difference matters.  In this post, Stanford University’s Larry Cuban explains why in the context of school reform. Cuban was a high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is “Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice: Change without Reform in American Education.” This appeared on Cuban’s on School Reform and Classroom Practice blog, which just turned 5 years old.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 1:39pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Value of a Degree: What We Mean When We Say Student Debt Is Bad

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:42pm
Student loans need reform. But recent gloomy reports obscure the key benefit of borrowing for college: a college education.
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History Teaching/ Social Science Teaching (Open Rank) | Brigham Young University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:33pm
US - UT - Provo, Those with a strong research agenda and exceptional teaching ability are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with rank. BYU is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must apply on-line https
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Ohio students tour historic sites in Greece, Italy

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:27am
A group of 30 middle- and high-school students from Dublin, Ohio, recently traveled to Europe to visit places they've studied -More
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Time-management technique uses breaks to help students learn

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:27am
A coding camp uses the Pomodoro Technique to keep students on task.  -More
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5 back-to-school tips for new teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:27am
New teachers need to learn to set small, measurable goals and embrace failure as a part of learning as they embark on their f -More
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Calif. pursues service-learning curriculum to boost student involvement

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:27am
The state of California will in the next two years launch a statewide curriculum designed to boost student involvement in pub -More
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Tenn. district to use digital resources for social studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:27am
Rather than replacing outdated textbooks, a Tennessee school district is instructing teachers to use websites, interactive vi -More
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Disadvantaged D.C. youths grow, learn about food in free garden program

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:27am
Children in a low-income housing development in Washington, D.C., are learning to grow vegetables -- and eat them -- as part  -More
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Kan. students devote 2,500 hours to summer service projects, internships

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:27am
More than 100 middle- and high-school students in Douglas County, Kan., served nearly 2,500 hours while completing service-le -More
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Social studies for the next generation: The C3 Framework

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:27am
One of the recent milestones in social studies education was the release in 2013 of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3)  -More
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