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Some Harvard Professors Oppose Policy on Assaults

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:21pm
Dozens of faculty members asked the school to withdraw its new sexual misconduct policy, saying it violated basic principles of fairness and would do more harm than good.






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3 former educators at Bailey’s in Fairfax file discrimination suit against principal

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:16pm

Three former educators at Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences allege in a federal lawsuit that they experienced severe workplace discrimination under the school’s principal, who continues to lead one of the largest elementary schools in the region.

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Motherlode Blog: Parent to Parent: When Play Dates Go Wrong

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:34pm
When I dropped my child’s friend off after a visit, my fellow mother came out onto the driveway. “How’d it go?” The answer was “not well,” but I didn’t know how, or whether, to say it.






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Motherlode Blog: Hindsight, Hospitals and Why We Got the Flu Vaccine This Year

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:55pm
I spent three days with my 3-year-old in the hospital last winter, regretting all the justifications I’d given myself for turning down the flu vaccine at the pediatrician’s office.






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Region’s schools asking about student travel to Africa as precaution against Ebola

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:46pm

Public school systems across the Washington region are monitoring their students in a precautionary effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Students who show up at school health centers in Fairfax and Montgomery counties with signs of a fever are facing questions about their recent travel history, and new students in several districts must answer questions about travel to and from West Africa on enrollment forms so school officials can learn about possible exposure in the region of the world most affected by the Ebola outbreak.

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At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:03pm
Police and court records and interviews with witnesses show that the Tallahassee police on numerous occasions have soft-pedaled allegations of wrongdoing by Seminoles football players.






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The Learning Network: Fair Elections in Jeopardy? Connecting the Dots Among Voting Rates, Rights and Restrictions

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:14pm
In this lesson, we help students make connections among voter participation rates, the history of voting rights and new state voter ID laws. We also provide several ideas to help students investigate topics further, for example, by debating new voting requirements and creating get-out-the-vote public service announcements.






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Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Science Education (Tenure Track) | The University of Alabama

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:37pm
US - AL - Tuscaloosa, Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in education related to the teaching and learning of middle school and/or high school social science education At least 2 years teaching experience in middle
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Mich. students use green screen, iPads as they research WWII jacket

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:28pm
Students in Michigan eighth-grade teacher Chris Henke's class are using a green screen like those used in weather news foreca -More
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Okla. school uses local historic sites for project-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:28pm
Students at an Oklahoma school are using their local heritage and historic sites as the basis for interdisciplinary learning  -More
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NBCT: Connected educators can thrive under common core

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:28pm
The Common Core State Standards presents opportunities for connected educators, writes National Board Certified teacher Eliza -More
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Tips to help educators make the most of feedback

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:28pm
Teachers will undoubtedly receive feedback -- solicited and otherwise -- executive coach and consultant Naphtali Hoff writes  -More
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Fla. students without Internet service crowd libraries for online homework

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:28pm
Florida students without Internet access at home are increasingly using the public libraries, where the wait can be long on s -More
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Ill. 6th-grade students learn about child trafficking in Africa

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:28pm
Sixth-graders at an Illinois middle school recently learned about child trafficking of African children, and their social stu -More
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