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Pa. students' painted barn "quilts" showcase county's history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
Students in Perry County, Pa., have contributed artwork for the Quilt Barn Trail, a project in which their seven quilt design -More
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Texas father creates accessible amusement park for children with special needs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
Morgan's Wonderland, a nonprofit amusement park in San Antonio, offers a fully accessible experience for children with disabi -More
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Scholarships for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional  -More
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Social studies for the next generation: The C3 Framework

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
One of the recent milestones in social studies education was the release in 2013 of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3)  -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers t -More
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The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:20pm
William James, American philosopher and psychologist -More
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Strauss: Florida county rescinds decision to drop all state-mandated testing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:14pm

Last week the school board in Lee County, Fla., became the first school district anywhere to vote to opt out of all state-mandated testing as a protest against what members said was excessive testing. The vote then was 3-2 and board member Don Armstrong called it an “act of civil disobedience.”

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Should You Push a Child to Play a Sport?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:25pm
Have you pushed a child into a sport or onto a team, and was it a success? Or are there other ways of making friends and staying active?






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Letter From India: India’s Education Act Aims to Lift the Poor

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:02pm
The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act requires schools to set aside places for the poor but has created dilemmas no one knows how to resolve.
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Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) | Singapore University of Technology and Design

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:57am
SGP - Nationwide, Academic & HR representatives from SUTD will be attending the AAA Annual meeting. If you would like to meet with them to discuss career opportunities, you are encouraged to submit a current CV, and a
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In Pr. George’s County, momentum builds against cellphone towers at school sites

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:38am

The president of the Prince George’s County chapter of the NAACP wants the county school system to halt the construction of cellphone towers on school property until school officials review information about the possible dangers that the towers could pose.

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The Learning Network: Will What Happened in Ferguson Change Anything?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:56am
Did you follow the news about the death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? If so, what reactions did you have? Do you think anything will change — either in St. Louis or nationally — as a result of the protests? Why or why not?






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Motherlode Blog: Creating a Homework Habit

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:38am
The real point of homework doesn’t lie in the completion of the homework. It lies in learning how to sit yourself down and get it done.






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