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De Blasio Recognizes Obstacles Standing in Way of Schools Plan

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:54am
While announcing his choice of Carmen Fariña as the next chancellor of New York City schools, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio acknowledged that his agenda could face hurdles.
    





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Strauss: NYC schools chancellor to be named

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/31/2013 - 1:32am

A few weeks ago I reported that New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio would likely tap Carmen Farina, a close adviser who was a former deputy schools chancellor in New York City, to be the new chancellor of the largest school system in the country. Sources now say he will name her as chancellor as early as Monday.

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The House Edge: Academics Who Defend Wall St. Reap Reward

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 10:53pm
Wall Street paid academic experts — and gave money to their universities — whose research supported the financial community’s views on commodity trading.
    





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Utah 6th-graders use news articles, puppets to share China's history

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Sixth-graders at Wasatch and Hillcrest elementary schools in Ogden, Utah, recently shared what life was like in ancient China -More
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How one middle school naturally incorporated more nonfiction texts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards means a greater focus on nonfiction texts in the English language arts  -More
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Texas teachers seek to maintain social studies requirements

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
High-school teachers in Texas are asking state officials to reconsider a proposal to reduce the number of social studies cred -More
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Educators debate pros, cons of flipped instruction

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Educators write this blog post to share both their enthusiasm for and their skepticism of the flipped instructional model.  -More
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Fla. 4th-graders help restore dunes at beach park

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Fourth-graders at Embassy Creek Elementary School in Cooper City, Fla., took their study of erosion to an area park recently  -More
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Ore. high school's Social Media Team creates online buzz

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Beaverton High School in Oregon has become internationally known thanks to its digital marketing efforts, which include estab -More
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Be an NCSS leader! Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Jan. 1

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
In observance of New Year's Day, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Wednesday, Jan. 1. Publication will resume Friday, Jan. 3. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer -More
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Calif. Charter Caters to Home-Schooled Students

Education Week - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:34pm
Through an unusual partnership between a school district and an educational-management group, a charter school helps reconnect home-schooling families to local public schools.
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Strauss: Ed Dept. pours $43 million into reform program with questionable results

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 9:59am

The U.S. Education Department is pouring $43 million more in federal funds into a program that is aimed at improving the lowest-performing schools but has had highly questionable results.

The department announced last week that seven states would receive more than $43.4 million through the School Improvement Grants program: Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin (see each state award below).

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