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NCSS webinar call for proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
NCSS is looking to continue to bring the best online educational programming available to the social studies profession in th -More
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:44am
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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Montgomery gives go-ahead to major school system technology initiative

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:25am

Montgomery County’s Board of Education has given the go-ahead for the purchase of 40,000 laptops and tablets for students in Maryland’s largest school system as part of a major technology initiative.

The effort, announced July 10, would bring 100,000 devices into Montgomery’s public schools by 2017-2018. In unanimous votes last week, the school board approved the technology plan and authorized a $15.03 million contract for the first 40,000 devices.

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Fairfax County approves funds for full-day Mondays at elementary schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:13am

Ending a 40-year practice of half-day Mondays, the Fairfax County School Board voted Thursday to fund an effort to extend Monday classes for elementary schools, adding an extra 75 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

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Strauss: Five U.S. innovations that helped Finland’s schools improve but that American reformers now ignore

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:31am

Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and educational practices. The author of the best-sellingFinnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?”and a former director general of Finland’s Center for International Mobility and Cooperation, Sahlberg is now a visiting professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has written a number of important posts for this blog, including “What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools,” and “What the U.S. can’t learn from Finland about ed reform.”

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AFT, NEA Agendas Converge Amid External, Internal Pressure

Education Week - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:04am
At their recent conventions, the teachers' unions showed remarkable alignment on key issues, from testing and accountability to common-core implementation and forceful rebukes of Secretary Duncan.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 7 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:01am
Tell us what caught your eye and why, by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 1. This week, our guest judge is Andrew Smith, and winners will be published on Aug. 12.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Weird Al Yankovic Soars to the Top of the Charts

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:41am
What role has Weird Al Yankovic played in pop culture since the late 1970s?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Explorers

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of explorers by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | potion

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.






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For New Post at Yeshiva, Lieberman Is a Natural

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:17pm
In the search for someone to fill Yeshiva University’s new Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service, one candidate stood out from all the rest.






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