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Boston officials: Rumors are untrue about history, social studies department

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
Officials in Boston Public Schools are dismissing rumors believed to have originated on social media that the school system i -More
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Ill. district tightens rules on e-cigarettes, relaxes cellphone policy

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
An Illinois school district has banned the use of e-cigarettes on campus and at school events following incidents in which st -More
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Skype sessions help Ill. elementary-school students develop skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
Students at Lathrop Elementary School in Rockford, Ill., are building conversational literacy skills through Skype chats.  -More
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Ore. 6th-graders paint building tagged with graffiti

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
Sixth-graders at George Middle School in Portland, Ore., recently painted over graffiti that had been spray-painted on the wa -More
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Conn. students to wrap school year with clothing, shoe charity drive

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
Student council members from Illing Middle School in Connecticut are urging their schoolmates to donate clothing and shoes du -More
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Are you a member?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation's  -More
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Reserve your exhibit booth now!

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
Join us in Boston for the nation's largest exhibition of social studies resources.  -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award: Meet this month's winners

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers t -More
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No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
William Blake, British painter and poet -More
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New vaccinations required for Maryland students when school year begins

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:44pm

New vaccinations will be required for Maryland students entering kindergarten and seventh grade when the new school year starts in August, health officials said this week.

Children starting kindergarten must have two chicken pox vaccinations, rather than one, and students headed into seventh grade need Tdap (tetanus-diphtheria-attenuated pertussis) and meningococcal vaccinations, officials said.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:21pm
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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Suit Alleges Calif. Isn't Providing Adequate Education to Some Students

Education Week - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 11:56am
Groups including the ACLU claim the state has ignored its obligation to provide adequate education and that it violated its state Constitution's equal protection guarantee.
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Strauss: Mark Zuckerberg is giving $120 million to Bay Area schools (after his last education reform effort didn’t go so well)

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:47am

The world’s most innovative community shouldn’t also be a home for struggling public schools. Today Priscilla and I are announcing a $120 million commitment to support efforts to improve education for underserved communities in the Bay Area. Read full article >>






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D.C. to release refined set of school boundary recommendations

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:46am

Two months ago, D.C. officials released three politically charged proposals to overhaul the city’s school boundaries and student-assignment policies, setting off vigorous debate about the future of the city’s neighborhood schools.

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Strauss: Is the $1 trillion student loan debt really a crisis? — Part 2

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:43am

Earlier this month I published a post titled “Is the $1 trillion student loan debt really a crisis?” by Donald E. Heller, dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University, which sparked a lot of comments and questions. It started out this way:

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Prince George’s honors school employees and students during recognition dinner

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 10:15am

A veteran educator who decided she wanted to become a teacher when she was in elementary school was given the 2014 Christa McAuliffe Outstanding Teacher award during an employee recognition dinner Thursday night in Greenbelt.

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Your Money: For Lessons About Class, a Field Trip Takes Students Home

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 9:27am
By visiting classmates’ homes during the school day, 4- and 5-year-olds at the Manhattan Country School learn to celebrate their differences.
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