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The new SAT: Aptitude testing for college admissions falls out of favor

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:14pm

There’s a reason the College Board scrubbed “aptitude” from the name of its big admission test two decades ago. The idea of a Scholastic Aptitude Test left the organization open to criticism that it believed some people were born to go to college and some weren’t.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | April 8-21, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:38pm
An avalanche disaster, a novelist’s death, an Internet bug and a late-night successor: How many of the 10 questions in this week’s news quiz can you answer correctly?
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Director, Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Day School | Rye Presbyterian Nursery School

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:28pm
US - NY - New York, Significant early childhood experience in a senior leadership position and outstanding personal qualities are sought. An advanced degree is required. MAPC Day School seeks a Director (Head of School)
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Prince George’s County hosts teacher recruitment fair

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 3:23pm

The Prince George’s County Public School System, which routinely starts each school year with dozens of teacher vacancies, is holding a job fair on Saturday to recruit teachers.

The school district is encouraging candidates to pre-register for the fair, which will be held at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville.

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D.C. officials to consider eight proposals for new charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:50pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board is slated to hear proposals Tuesday and Wednesday evening from eight applicants who are seeking permission to open new charter schools in the fall of 2015.

Two of the eight proposals would establish boarding high schools, including one that would aim to meet the particular needs of children in foster care and another that would connect students with internships on Capitol Hill.

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Pa. teacher uses grant to enhance students' learning about the Civil War

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
History teacher Ross Farmer used a $750 grant to buy a 150-year-old canteen, artillery shells and other Civil War-era artifac -More
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Mass. students highlight history to mark community's 250th anniversary

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Seventh-graders in Newburyport, Mass., will mark their community's 250th anniversary when their Port Projects showcase local  -More
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Okla. weighs bill that would cut social studies testing in 2015

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit testing not mandated by federal law -- ending social studies te -More
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Wash. state drops graduation-project requirement

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Washington state has adopted a law that eliminates a requirement that students complete culminating projects to graduate from -More
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Conn. 6th-graders write letters, visit lawmakers to support Alzheimer's bill

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
A group of sixth-graders from East Ridge Middle School in Connecticut recently went a step further on a project about Alzheim -More
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Ga. students care for on-campus fruit, nut trees

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Students in a Georgia school district are raising vegetables and flowers in school gardens, and now have added caring for fru -More
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NCSS Tuesday webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Through June 10, NCSS presents a different professional development every Tuesday evening.  -More
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Mel Miller Outstanding Social Studies Leader Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
National Social Studies Supervisor Association annually presents the Mel Miller Outstanding Social Studies Leader Award to an -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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