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Strauss: Live online education chat today

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:09pm

I’ll be doing a live education 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), tune in here:

http://live.washingtonpost.com/the-answer-sheet-20140409.html#submit-question

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Mich. students launch website on ancient world history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
Students in Meridian High School's New Tech Early College program in Michigan teamed up with the Midland Center for the Arts  -More
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Teacher uses March Madness brackets to debate works of literature

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
Advanced Placement literature teacher Brian Sztabnik taps into the excitement of March Madness to lead students in an activit -More
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Could "micro-credentialing" improve personalized professional development?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
A "micro-credentialing" system would recognize and encourage teachers to pursue personalized professional development through -More
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N.Y. district films teachers for instructional coaching

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
A New York school district has developed an Instructional Coaching Institute in which teachers are filmed during class and th -More
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Helping students evaluate online resources in 4 steps

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
A recent survey of 770 seventh-grade students revealed more than 70% value content relevance over a website's credibility, wr -More
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Pa. 8th-graders work to change perception of mental illness

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
Eighth-grade peer mentors at South Allegheny Middle School in Pennsylvania on Monday kicked off Stop the Stigma Week to help  -More
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Ala. club donates $300 to typhoon-destroyed school in the Philippines

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
Members of the Beta Club at Daleville High School in Alabama aim to spread global awareness with a $300 donation to help a sc -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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C3: Gather Sources, Evaluate Evidence, & Develop Claims for Valid Argumentation

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
Given the massive amount of information that is available today, knowing how to locate and effectively use information, and a -More
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Victory is in the quality of competition, not the final score.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:08pm
Mike Marshall, American baseball player -More
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D.C. mayoral hopefuls weigh in on proposals for school boundaries and access

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:46am

Days after Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) released proposals to overhaul the District’s school boundaries and student-assignment policies, the two mayoral hopefuls in the November election said they would not support any plan that eliminates neighborhood high schools.

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Strauss: Colbert’s ‘Common Core Confusion’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:32am

Stephen Colbert took on the Common Core State Standards on his “Colbert Report” on Tuesday night, and it was hilarious. Here’s the video and below a partial transcript:

The Colbert Report
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Are extracurriculars crowding out study?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:18am

After nearly 40 years as an elementary school teacher and an additional seven years as a high school math tutor, Betsy Sanford of Kensington has heard many complaints about too much homework. She doesn’t think that’s right.

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Motherlode Blog: Parents Should Coach Academics as Seriously as They Do Sports

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:08am
Train little Seymour for the 2028 Olympics, and people might laugh. But prepare Sofia for the 2028 International Math Olympiad, and they’d think you were crazy.






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