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Strauss: How many colleges mishandle sexual assault cases — and what to do about it

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:02am

A bipartisan group of senators just introduced legislation in Congress that is aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college campuses. The legislation would force school officials to be more transparent and accountable in dealing with sexual assaults, including requiring better training for on-campus personnel who investigate cases and participate in disciplinary procedures. Schools that fail to comply could face steep fines.

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First Lady Praises Leaders for Progress of Girls in Africa

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:30pm
Michelle Obama stresses that women still have a long way to go, in Africa and around the globe.






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U-Va. Board of Visitors considers limiting public dissent

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:45pm

Members of the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors are considering a policy that would limit their own ability to speak freely about decisions the board makes, including when members disagree with those decisions.

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D.C. charter schools sue city, alleging unequal funding

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 6:45pm

An organization that represents more than three dozen D.C. charter schools filed a federal lawsuit against the District on Wednesday, alleging that the city has failed to provide uniform operating funds for charter and traditional schools as the law requires.

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Strauss: Campbell Brown’s anti-union group uses union slogan (update)

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 4:58pm

(Update: Adding comment from Brown’s group)

Campbell Brown doesn’t hide her disdain for teachers unions. She has frequently railed against them, and formed an anti-union advocacy group that filed a lawsuit in New York this week seeking to eliminate job protections for teachers in the state.

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Motherlode Blog: I Say ‘Gross.’ They Say ‘Cool.’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:45pm
If you have to take two cats and a bag full of wormy pet vomit to the veterinarian, you couldn’t find anyone who would enjoy it more than my young companions.






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Conn. teachers learn history of witchcraft trials of 1600s

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
About 20 teachers recently learned about Connecticut women who were put on trial in the 1600s for witchcraft.  -More
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Schools use geospatial lessons for real-world learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
Students across several states are boosting their geospatial literacy by using geographical information system software to cr -More
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What traits are shared by transformational teachers?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
There are key hallmarks of transformational teachers, asserts editorial assistant and blogger Todd Finley.  -More
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How teachers can start the school year off right

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
Teachers can have mixed emotions going into a new school year, writes transformational leadership coach Elena Aguilar.  -More
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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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