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Social-emotional learning isn't just for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Transformational leadership coach Elena Aguilar in this blog post recommends providing teachers with more training and suppor -More
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"Dream Team" of teachers in Conn. chosen for common core PD

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Connecticut has chosen a "Dream Team" of 97 teachers from 86 schools to participate in TeachFest Connecticut, a rigorous prof -More

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U.K. educators explore the latest ed-tech trends

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Increased use of smartphones in the classroom, computer coding, social media for peer review and video were some of the major -More
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Calif. students attend hearing for their proposed school-zone law

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Natalie Rios and Wendi Salpa, seniors from Madera South High School in California, were to attend a hearing on a law they pro -More
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Displaced Ind. 5th-graders plant state tree at tornado-hit school

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Fifth-graders from Mintonye Elementary School in Indiana, along with the group TreeLafayette, observed Earth Day by planting  -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:13pm
The NCSS Live Learning Center features selected NCSS Annual Conference Session recordings to keep you current on the trends i -More
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NCSS webinar call for proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:13pm
NCSS is looking to continue to bring the best online educational programming available to the social studies professional in  -More
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There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Marshall McLuhan, Canadian philosopher -More
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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | The War on Drugs

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 1:10pm
For the next 10 days we will be honoring each of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest by publishing an essay a day, in the order of submission. Up first, a piece by Brody F.






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Elementary school task force to report in June on options for longer day in Montgomery

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:54pm

As Montgomery County has debated a proposal to delay the opening bells of high school to 8:15 a.m. — giving teenagers more time for sleep — a district-created study group has discussed potential changes to elementary school hours.

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Poll: Majority of Virginians concerned about impact of SOL tests

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:53pm

Nearly seven out of 10 Virginians say that increased testing hurts student performance or makes no difference, according to a recent poll released by Virginia Commonwealth University.

Well over half of respondents - 63 percent - think that the state’s Standards of Learning tests put too much pressure on students, and three in four agree that preparing for SOLs means teachers can’t cover all the important material needed.

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Prince George’s County Council holds college and career readiness strategy session

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:25pm

Prince George’s County Schools Chief Executive Kevin Maxwell told a crowd of 150 parents, elected officials and school system employees Tuesday night that the percentage of students who drop out of school in the county remains higher than the state’s average and that lowering the number is one of the school system’s top priorities.

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Strauss: Parent to Obama: Let me tell you about the Common Core test Malia and Sasha don’t have to take but Eva does

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:45am

I get a lot of e-mail from parents and teachers who wonder if President Obama, whose children go to the private Sidwell Friends School, knows what is actually going on with all of the standardized testing in public schools. Here’s an open letter to Obama explaining what he is missing, written by Rebecca Steinitz, a literacy consultant in urban high schools, a writer and an editor. She was previously director of the High School Program at Lesley University’s School of Education and an English professor at Ohio Wesleyan University, where she ran the Freshman Writing Program. Steinitz is also a parent, as you will see when you read this post of hers, which also appeared on Huffington Post.

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How the Supreme Court’s ruling on Michigan affirmative action affects colleges

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:36am

The new Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action leaves in place, for now, a system that allows public universities in Maryland, Virginia and many other states to consider race and ethnicity in admissions.

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Strauss: Live online chat at 1 p.m. today

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:01am

I’ll be doing a live chat on washingtonpost.com at 1 p.m. today, so if you have any questions or comments about anything in education (or even marginally related), send them in here:

http://live.washingtonpost.com/the-answer-sheet-20230416.html

Here are transcripts of my first chat, the second , and last week’s.

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