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In education, greater choice doesn’t always mean better outcomes

Education News from Washington Post - December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The choice of Betsy DeVos, well known for her views on K-12 education, sent college officials scrambling just before the long Thanksgiving weekend to find anything DeVos might have said about higher education.
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East Asians topped U.S. students again on international tests. But are their schools really better?

Education News from Washington Post - December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, known as TIMSS, is an assessment given every four years to students in fourth and eighth grades in dozens of education systems around the world. It was last given in 2015, and the results were just released. Here they are, as described by my Post colleague Emma […]
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The good - and very, very bad - education news of 2016

Education News from Washington Post - December 1, 2016 - 1:00am
A veteran teachers looks at the news .... Court rulings, Trump, DeVos, charter schools and more.
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Club engages Ga. students in global learning

NCSS Smartbrief - November 30, 2016 - 1:38pm
More than 300 students across grades at a Georgia school recently shared their knowledge about the world during a game held b -More
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Geography teacher helps create online lesson database

NCSS Smartbrief - November 30, 2016 - 1:38pm
Virginia high-school geography teacher Chris Bunin is one of 38 educators who have helped write free lessons and activities b -More
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La. university extends teacher residencies

NCSS Smartbrief - November 30, 2016 - 1:38pm
Louisiana Tech University has replaced its quarterlong student-teaching requirement with a yearlong teacher residency as part -More
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How US teacher autonomy compares with Finland

NCSS Smartbrief - November 30, 2016 - 1:38pm
In this commentary, Tim Walker, an American teacher based in Finland, highlights the journeys of two teachers from Finland wh -More
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Media students share news via online network

NCSS Smartbrief - November 30, 2016 - 1:38pm
Some high-school students in New Jersey are writing and sharing school news via the Fusfoo network.  -More
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Manhood Development Project helps at-risk youths

NCSS Smartbrief - November 30, 2016 - 1:38pm
Educators in Oakland, Calif., provide extra support to African-American boys through the Manhood Development Project.  -More
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Students take part in gratitude challenge

NCSS Smartbrief - November 30, 2016 - 1:38pm
Students in a Utah school district this month are writing about what they are thankful for and posting the messages on social -More
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Cast your vote today

NCSS Smartbrief - November 30, 2016 - 1:38pm
Voting for the annual Educators' Choice Content Award is still open.  -More
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