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Vernon Jordan to head Howard University’s presidential search committee

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 5:52pm

Howard University’s board of trustees announced Monday that veteran Washington lawyer Vernon E. Jordan Jr. will lead a presidential search committee charged with replacing Sidney A. Ribeau, who retired abruptly last year after months of internal debate over the condition of the university.

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Fairfax school employee charged with embezzlement in school laptop thefts

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 5:21pm

A Fairfax County schools employee was arrested Monday on charges that he stole hundreds of school system computers and put them up for sale online.

Craig Soderberg, 60, of Alexandria was charged with two counts of embezzlement in a scheme to refurbish older laptops and sell them on the secondary market, police said. They said they found more than 1,200 laptops at Soderberg’s home in a search on Thursday.

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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 7, 2014 – Jan 13, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 3:39pm
A political scandal, a chemical spill, the Golden Globes and a same-sex marriage battle: how many of the 10 news stories in this quiz have you followed this week?
    





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Strauss: Is teacher education a disaster?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 3:30pm

One of the biggest debates in public education today is over how to best educate student teachers for the rigors of the classroom. This is the third and final part of a series on the subject by scholar Mike Rose, who is on the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and author of books that include Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education and Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America . A revised and expanded version of his latest book, Why School? Reclaiming Education for All of Us“, is due out in February.

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List offers resources for service learning in honor of MLK Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy is remembered annually in January through a National Day of Service, and Elizabeth Weiland wr -More
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Tour encourages young Canadians to take pride in heritage

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
Students in a grade-seven class at Quarterway Elementary School in Nanaimo, British Columbia, recently received a visit from  -More
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Wash. district proposes project-based curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
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Study: Poverty is "single best predictor" of student achievement in Maine

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
There is a connection between higher levels of poverty and lower levels of student achievement, according to a study presente -More
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Fla. district to focus redesign of media centers on active learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
A Florida school district is considering ways to modernize its media centers to turn them into centers for active learning.  -More
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Former federal official encourages Pa. students' civic involvement

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
Jim Nussle, the former director of the U.S.  -More
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Mass. elementary-school students make case for would-be state groundhog

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
Students at Hunnewell Elementary School in Wellesley, Mass., recently spoke before state representatives to make their case f -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 - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
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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The links between the C3 Framework and the NCSS National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
Like the NCSS national standards, which outline content and concepts for teachers and curriculum developers, the C3 Framework -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:54pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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