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Civics group pushes S.D. to make civics test a graduation requirement

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Members of the South Dakota Civics Education Initiative are seeking to make the U.S.  -More
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Educator offers best practices for quality student assessments

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Teachers and students will get out of assessments what they put into them, asserts Adisack Nhouyvanisvong, an educator and en -More
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Is technology fueling social anxiety among students?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Some experts say the overuse of phones, computers, tablets and other electronic devices is contributing to a growing number o -More
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N.Y. elementary schoolers perform King's speeches in oratorical contest

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Students in grades three to six at a New York state elementary school recently performed excerpts of speeches by Martin Luthe -More
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Colo. program provides computers for needy students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Computers to Youth, a student-led program in Colorado, has provided about 400 computers, monitors and supplies to needy stude -More
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CUFA call for proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
The NCSS College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) invites proposals for scholarship to be presented at its Annual Meeti -More
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NCSS responds

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
In recent blog posts, Alan Singer, a professor at Hofstra University, states that NCSS has "sold out" social studies and hist -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Strauss: Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:30pm
Last July I published a post titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today.” It hit a nerve and became one of the most-read pieces on this blog last year, with readers continuing to click on it, along with related posts, such as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class” and “A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still. She can’t. Neither can the kids.”Read full article >>






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Strauss: Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:30pm
Last July I published a post titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today.” It hit a nerve and became one of the most-read pieces on this blog last year, with readers continuing to click on it, along with related posts, such as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class” and “A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still. She can’t. Neither can the kids.”Read full article >>






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Strauss: Martin Luther King’s prophetic comments about education reform

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:30pm
Here, as I have published before on Martin Luther King Jr., Day, are some of his writings related to education. You will see that King was prescient on a lot of things, including education reform. — Here’s an excerpt from “The Purpose of Education,” a piece he wrote in the February 1947 edition of the Morehouse College student newspaper, the Maroon Tiger:Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Kiva

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:30pm
Diana Williams, a teacher from Surrey, British Columbia, describes the value of making microloans from the classroom.






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Credentials: No College Degree? Maybe You Can Still Be President

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 11:18am
Two of the four presidents on Mount Rushmore never went to college, but serious candidates without degrees are becoming rarer.
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Temporary - NHSI Technical Theatre Faculty/ Staff | Northwestern University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:20am
US - IL - Evanston, Temporary - NHSI Technical Theatre Faculty/StaffNational High School Institute:  This is full time work from June 25 – August 3, 2015, with the possibility to continue with the Musical The
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Temporary - NHSI Theatre Arts Core Faculty | Northwestern University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:20am
US - IL - Evanston, Temporary - NHSI Theatre Arts Core FacultyNational High School Institute:  This is a 5-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, June 24 through August 2, 2015. [Option to cont
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Temporary - NHSI Musical Theatre Extension Faculty | Northwestern University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 10:20am
US - IL - Evanston, Temporary - NHSI Musical Theatre Extension FacultyNational High School Institute:  This is a 2-week summer position, full-time day and evening commitment, from August 2 – August 16, 2015.
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Asst Dir, Institutional Analytics and Course Evaluations (#20097595) | New York University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 9:28am
US - NY - New York, Position Summary: The Assisant Director will have two areas of responsibility. One area of responsibility involves designing, directing, and overseeing all aspects of NYU Steinhardta??s online cours
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Longwood U. in Va. expresses regret for actions in civil rights era, apologizes

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/18/2015 - 10:45pm
FARMVILLE, Va. — For 13 years, a public college for white women in central Virginia witnessed a monumental battle of the civil rights era unfolding at its doorstep. Many here think Longwood College during that time failed to stand for what was right.Read full article >>






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