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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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Fairfax school start times effort slows

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 2:44pm

Fairfax County School Board members expressed optimism and disappointment Monday after hearing a report from sleep experts on possibly pushing back high school start times.

During a work session, board members said that they supported the work of experts from Children’s National Medical Center examining the feasibility for later start times in a study commissioned by the administration last April. But several board members said they were disappointed by the slow progress of the study and questioned whether any changes to the bell schedule could be made before September.

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House Ed. Leader George Miller Not Seeking Re-Election

Education Week - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 1:21pm
After four decades in Congress, Rep. George Miller, the top Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee, says he will not seek re-election.
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Hearing Could End Historic Desegregation Case in Arkansas

Education Week - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:28pm
An agreement awaiting a federal judge's final approval soon could end one of the nation's most historic desegregation efforts following decades of court battles and $1 billion of special aid to Little Rock-area schools.
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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 13, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:11am
On Mondays, we publish a New York Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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A Snapshot of the 2014 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

Education Week - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 9:48am
Frederick M. Hess explains his methodology for creating the rankings, which rate the top 200 education scholars in the United States.
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Cities Seize Momentum on Pre-K Expansion

Education Week - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 9:47am
N.Y.C. Mayor Bill de Blasio's push for universal preschool mirrors efforts by city leaders in San Antonio, Texas, Seattle, Boston, and elsewhere to take the lead on early-childhood education.
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Virginia lawmakers call for fewer SOL tests

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/13/2014 - 9:21am

Two local lawmakers are leading the charge to reduce the number of standardized tests that Virginia students are required to take and to move beyond the bubble-test era to next-generation assessments that reflect more advanced skills.

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