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On Sidelines, Researchers See C.E.O.s

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:15pm
A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt found that college coaches who command robust salaries are worth the money because of the value they bring to their universities.

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Policymakers hail STEM education as a strong foundation, pushing innovation

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:01pm

Although a recent study found that almost 75 percent of those who have science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) bachelor’s degrees have jobs in other fields, policymakers, advocates and executives continue to push STEM education as a way to close achievement gaps and produce U.S. innovation.

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Education Post aims to take the sting out of national conversations about school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:00pm

Spend any time on Twitter or in the blogosphere and the national debate about public education quickly resembles a schoolyard brawl, complete with taunts, name-calling and piling on.

Issues such as teacher tenure, parent triggers, charter schools and the Common Core State Standards bring out vitriol even among policymakers and prominent figures.

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Memo From Mexico City: Billboard Drives Home Extent of Corruption as Schools Suffer

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:46pm
In Mexico, which despite a healthy education budget has dilapidated schools, a billboard shows how much money goes to no-show teachers who collect pay without working.

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Northern Virginia schools open year with changes ahead

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:45pm

Nearly 400,000 Virginia students in the Washington area are scheduled to return to classes Tuesday morning for the start of the 2014-2015 school year, one that brings with it a number of changes across the region’s school districts.

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Olney mourns Sherwood student killed in teen car crash

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:25pm

They had just finished the first week of school, it was the start of Labor Day weekend and a group of high school friends was hanging out at a home in Olney around midnight Friday. When Nick Stull decided to leave, he asked Shawn Gangloff if he wanted to go with him.

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Assistant Professor - Political Science | Wellesley College

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:02pm
US - MA - Wellesley, The Department of Political Science at Wellesley College is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in international relations, beginning in the ac
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Sharptown Colored School in rural Maryland reopens as a community center

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:04pm

Newell Quinton points through the rippled glass of a large second-story window into a sun-soaked field of tall grass. “You see where those short pine trees are? That was home plate.”

Seventy years old, Quinton stood in the wood-planked halls of the school he attended in the 1950s, filling in the field outside with the memories of his rural Maryland boyhood. A trim gray mustache lines his upper lip, and as he relays stories of softball, bib overalls and lining up after recess, the voice that leaves his mouth is at once 7 and 70, animated and articulate.

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Stem: Incentives Aid A.P. Science and Math Scores

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:08pm
A Pittsburgh high school took part in an initiative to raise its performance in math and science, but did its results match the high expectations?

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Op-Ed Contributor: The New History Wars

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:32pm
Students need an unvarnished picture of our past and the skills to understand and interpret that picture.

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Sustainable Transportation | University of Virginia

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:00pm
US - VA - Charlottesville, Requirements: Candidates must possess an earned Doctorate in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Professional registration or ability to become registered is desirable. Preferred candidates will demon
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:28am
US - WA - Seattle, The Department of Urban Design and Planning invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Planning to start September 15, 2014. We seek candidates
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RE:Finance Committee Charter from Audit and Finance Committee

NCSS Connected - Fri, 06/24/2011 - 1:49am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors
Since any action on this will take place at the next BOD meeting, it comes under my term. I had already placed it on the agenda and have exchanged emails with Karen B and Brenda. There is no need to be concerned.


Sue Blanchette
NCSS President Elect
Dallas TX
Email: sblanchette@ncss.org

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Finance Committee Charter from Audit and Finance Committee

NCSS Connected - Fri, 06/24/2011 - 12:12am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors

Dear Board,

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, the following email was sent from the Audit and Finance Committee.  As we have not had any response from Steve as to how to procedure with a discussion and vote, and because we were tasked with completing the charter before the end of the fiscal and board year,  I am sending it to [More]

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Finance Committee Charter from Audit and Finance Committee

RE:"When it comes to history . . . "

NCSS Connected - Tue, 06/14/2011 - 11:43am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors
Last night I had a conversation with my teenage son about the importance of reading history and various news sources to provide context and insight.  His response was "Mom, that is old school.  We only want to read about what interests us.  The internet is about connecting ideas and a network of real time information.  You can get what you want when you need it."  While he has a point, I wonder at what cost the instant access to information has come.  How do you [More]

Review and Comment on the NAEP U.S. History Results Released Today

NCSS Connected - Tue, 06/14/2011 - 11:28am
From : eGroups>>Social Studies Advocacy
This message has been cross posted to the following eGroups: Social Studies Advocacy and NCSS Affiliates .

We invite you to review and comment about the results of the NAEP U.S. History results released today. Below is the statement released by NCSS this morning on the results of these assessments.

21st Century Readiness Act Introduced by Senators Kagan and Snowe

NCSS Connected - Tue, 06/14/2011 - 12:53am
From : eGroups>>Citizenship Community
S. 1175 to enable states and school districts to use federal funds to prepare students for engaged citizenship and success in college and career attainment. Check it out at http://www.p21.org/index2.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=993&pop=1&page=0&Itemid=64 ------------------------------------------- Michelle Herczog Consultant III, History-Social Science Los Angeles County Office of Education Culver City CA -------------------------------------------

Arne's Article

NCSS Connected - Tue, 05/31/2011 - 7:32pm
From : eGroups>>NCSS Teachers Lounge--Open Discussion for NCSS Members
Fascinated by Mr. Duncan's use of words. In 2008 "The Myth & Reality of NCLB" was published. I contributed a chapter entitled "Unintended Consequences". In my chapter I cited Lortie as the originator of the term. In my chapter I discuss science and social science as the stepchildren of the curriculum under the demands of NCLB. 
I am thrilled that Mr. Duncan wrote an article that raises consciousness on the integral role of social studies in the curriculum. In the new [More]

I"m sorry

NCSS Connected - Mon, 05/23/2011 - 9:09am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors

I am so, so sorry I missed the conference call.  I was traveling and I took two cell phones to ensure I'd have battery life while in transit.  I pestered Tim to get all the information early so that I would have what I needed to call in.  And then the day of the call (Imagine six women in a car with all their gear....packing and unpacking....), I asked my travel mate to hold the paperwork while I loaded some things.  Long story short, the paper got passed among others and [More]

We Need Your Input About the Website

NCSS Connected - Fri, 05/20/2011 - 10:55am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors

One of the priorities of the board that was approved at the March 2011 meeting was to enhance the website to be "more user friendly and interactive." Additional details about your thoughts and concerns would help us focus our efforts toward this end. We have put together a brief questionnaire to help us better understand your ideas for the [More]
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