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Strauss: Starr to Duncan: ‘I resent implication that we lifelong public educators are liars’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 3:56pm

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post on Friday that talked about school reforms and praised both Tennessee and D.C. Public Schools for increased test scores. He wrote:

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U-Md. and Johns Hopkins offer specialized sequences of online courses via Coursera

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 2:23pm

A major provider of free online college courses from prominent universities has begun to offer “specialization certificates,” for a fee, to students who complete a sequence of courses in a given subject.

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Teacher uses presidential memorabilia to excite students about history

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
A veteran high-school history teacher in San Diego has created a minimuseum with his students, in which he displays a portion -More
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How skimming goes beyond the surface in literacy lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
Skimming is an important skill to teach students to help them pull information from text, asserts Sarah Tantillo, a literacy  -More
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N.Y. voters to decide on additional $2B for schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
Voters in New York will cast ballots on a proposed bond act, which, if approved, would direct $2 billion in taxpayer funds to -More
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Movement to limit student data-collection gains steam

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
Recent surveys show a growing number of parents and others are concerned how students' data will be used by private companies -More
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Mass. teachers use technology to gauge students' understanding

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
Four teachers at a Massachusetts elementary school are using technology that allows students to type answers into remote-like -More
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Obama writes letter to Md. students to recognize their community service

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
Ninth-graders at John F.  -More
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Wis. students run businesses for Valentine's Day fundraiser

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
Third-grade students in Stevens Point, Wis., have requested a loan from their elementary school's parent-teacher organization -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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A first look at next year’s school calendar in Prince George’s

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:00pm

To all those who like to plan early: It’s time to mark your calendars.

Prince George’s County Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Maxwell submitted the 2014-2015 school calendar to the school board for review on Thursday night. The Board of Education is scheduled to take final action on the proposed calendar on Feb. 13.

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Closed Prince George’s school turned over to MGM Resorts casino project

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:48pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education on Thursday night approved a request by the county government to transfer the deed of a vacant school near National Harbor to the county so that MGM Resorts can use the property as it develops its casino project.

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Maryland school board asks for dismissal in Talbot lacrosse players’ suit

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:26pm

A Maryland school board asked a federal court Thursday to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit filed by families of two former high school lacrosse players who were suspended for carrying small knives and a lighter in their sports gear bags that they said they were using to fix their equipment.

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