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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

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Connect with your NCSS member colleagues on Connected, the NCSS member networking site.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Seneca, Roman philosopher -More
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Motherlode Blog: A Family’s Truth About Marijuana Depends on the Family

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:12pm
Reporting on five families with wildly divergent ideas about what to teach their kids about marijuana, from no tolerance to offering to roll the joints and make nachos.






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Fairfax graduate James McLaughlin among five winners of high school football honor

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 1:56pm

A recent Fairfax County schools graduate who now plays football at Georgetown University is among five recipients of a prestigious award by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

James McLaughlin, a 2014 graduate of W.T. Woodson High School, is among five college athletes to earn the accolade for accomplishments in high school. The National High School Scholar-Athlete award has been given to 101 students since 1991 for academic achievement, athletic accomplishments and community engagement. Past recipients include Colts quarterback and Stanford University graduate Andrew Luck.

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Handling of Sexual Harassment Case Poses Larger Questions at Yale

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:37pm
Concerns grew about the climate for women at the Yale School of Medicine after a sexual misconduct committee’s ruling to remove the cardiology chief went unheeded.






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Strauss: California school’s messaging mistake scares parents out of their wits

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 11:01am

This is one of those calls you never want to get to get from a school: The child who you think is safely in school isn’t.

The Press-Enterprise reports that most of the parents of the more than 700 students at Adams Elementary School in Corona, Calif., got an unexpected automated phone call from the school on Oct. 23 that said their child was not in class. The good news is that the kids actually were. Someone had made a mistake with the relatively new automated messaging system that the district uses to communicate with parents.

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Strauss: What do ebola researchers and kindergarten teachers have in common?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:56am

It’s not often you find the “ebola researcher” and “kindergarten teacher” in the same sentence but a new survey about scary jobs found a way to do it and have it make sense, more or less.

Conducted by CareerBuilder.com, the largest online employment website in the United States, the national survey was conducted by Harris Poll, which asked 3,103 full-time, non-governmental U.S. workers to name the jobs they think are the scariest. Admittedly the survey participants may not be a real nationally representative group of workers. But, that said, there is still something interesting about any group of people who would list infectious disease researchers and kindergarten teachers as among the most frightening jobs in the country.

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Strauss: Ariz. schools ordered to remove page in biology book with ‘morning after’ pill section

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:10am

A school board in Arizona has voted to remove a section in a high school biology book because it includes a factual discussion about varying methods of birth control, including the “morning after” pill that can end a pregnancy. What does “remove” mean? The Gilbert Public Schools Governing Board left it to the district’s high schools to decide how to do it, but the acting board president said that ripping out the page was the “cheapest, least disruptive” method.

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