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Tenn. proposal calls for elementary cursive instruction

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
The Tennessee State Board of Education recently gave preliminary approval to new standards for cursive writing instruction.  -More
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Texas educators plan for future of education

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Education historian Diane Ravitch criticized the shift toward high-stakes testing at a conference for educators in Texas.  -More
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How to shift workflow to a digital platform

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Setting up classroom procedures and workflows for a digital platform, such as Google Apps for Education, can be complicated,  -More
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Historians study U.S. Civil War soldiers' use of graffiti

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Wartime graffiti was used in the Civil War by both Union and Confederate soldiers, writes Kim A.  -More
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Ill. students aim to increase state's snapping turtles population

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Students at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Illinois recently released 100 small alligator snapping turtles into a lake a -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Director of External Communications | Raybourn Group International Client

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:02pm
US - IN, Knowledge and Skill Requirements: • Degree in marketing or related field and at least three years of related work experience or equivalent • Demonstrated skill in writing, editing and public
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Assistant Professor | Skidmore College

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:34pm
US - NY - Saratoga Springs, The Anthropology Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in cultural anthropology with expertise in East or Southeast Asia. The position is at the A
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Motherlode Blog: Sticks and Stones, and a Diagnosis in Words That Can’t Hurt Us

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:43am
A diagnosis, of autism or anything else, won’t make me mourn my daughter, who is different, not dying.






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The Learning Network: A Midsummer Hiatus, July 28-Aug. 1

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:11am
We’re taking a break this week to get some work done behind the scenes, but we’ve left you with a summer-fun classic for your teaching and learning pleasure.






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Degrees of Education: Building a Better College Ranking System. Wait, Babson Beats Harvard?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:10am
Money magazine released a new list of best colleges focused on what is on the minds of many parents and students: money. Babson ranked No. 1.
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A Bipartisan Argument for Full-Service Community Schools

Education Week - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 8:04am
U.S. Reps. Steny H. Hoyer, a Democrat, and Aaron Schock, a Republican, introduced a bill last week that would create a competitive-grant program to expand such schools.
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For One Conn. School, Extended School Day a Failed Experiment

Education Week - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:58am
The extended-day experiment at Brennan-Rogers School in New Haven, Conn., had exhausted students and teachers without making progress towards closing the achievement gap.
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Strauss: ‘Education reform’ now a pejorative term to many progressive Democrats

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:01am

Earlier this year I published a post about how the Democratic Party has been split for years over the issue of corporate school reform. President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have been Democratic leaders of the dominant reform movement which seeks to transform public schools through standardized-test-based “accountability” and the expansion of charter schools. (There are Republican leaders as well, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush).

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Traversing two D.C.s, from Dunbar High to Georgetown University

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 5:35pm

When Johnathon Carrington makes a trip home to visit his mother or get what he considers a decent haircut, the Georgetown University student takes a G2 Metrobus that carries him four miles east across a divide that separates the city where he goes to school from the city where he grew up.

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