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College president: Schools can't be blue islands in red states

Education News from Washington Post - December 24, 2016 - 1:00am
The president of Grinnell College says higher education can't be detached from the “other America” that propelled Donald Trump to the presidency.
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Teacher: A one-size-fits-all approach to instruction is stifling our classrooms

Education News from Washington Post - December 24, 2016 - 1:00am
The way to recruit and retain great teachers 'is so intuitive as to seem absurd.' But reformers are missing it anyway.
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The new American Talent Initiative on college campuses. It isn't about singing or dancing.

Education News from Washington Post - December 24, 2016 - 1:00am
 Talent knows no geography. But the barriers for low-income students to access top higher education institutions can be daunting: it’s too expensive, no one in the family has ever gone to college, or a campus environment doesn’t feel familiar. That’s part of the following post about a new effort by colleges and universities to identify, […]
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'You are all our kids, no matter what’: Award winning teachers band together, speak out to protect students

Education News from Washington Post - December 24, 2016 - 1:00am
Shocked by perceived rise in acts of hate in schools following election, state teacher of the year award recipients form group to promote safety, peace of mind in classrooms, no matter student's race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.
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Feds refuse to stop taxing the canceled student debt of severely disabled people

Education News from Washington Post - December 24, 2016 - 1:00am
The Treasury Department refuses to stop forcing permanently disabled people to pay taxes on student loans that have been canceled, leaving a vulnerable population susceptible to thousands of dollars in charges.
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Mich. 2nd-graders explore cultural holidays

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
Second-graders at a Michigan school recently learned about cultural holidays and religious diversity during a visit from high -More
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How to turn conflict into teachable moments

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
Teachers should consider using classroom conflicts as teachable moments, asserts Kristin Stuart Valdes, senior program manage -More
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How are schools responding to campus threats?

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
Schools often adopt protocols to help educators respond if there is a campus threat.  -More
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Do parents understand student-data privacy?

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
About 1 in 5 parents participating in a Future of Privacy Forum survey said they realize there are federal laws regarding stu -More
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What do students think about school culture?

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
Only a third of students in fifth through 12th grades perceived their schools' cultures as good, according to survey informat -More
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Girls' letters explain bullying to politicians

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
Three Seattle sixth-graders are recruiting their peers to write leaders in Washington, D.C., to explain bullying and its effe -More
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2016 candidates for NCSS vice-president, Board of Directors

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
The NCSS Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates for the 2016-17 Board of Directors and officer ele
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committees.
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Dec. 26

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
In observance of Christmas Day, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday, Dec. 26. Publication will resume Wednesday, Dec. 28.
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