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Award and Grant Selection Committees--Jordan Grote

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:38pm
If you are an NCSS Member with the desire to be more involved with the organization, consider applying to serve on one of the NCSS Award and Grant Selection Committees! These committees select the winners for the NCSS Awards/Grants: including the Outstanding Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Awards, the Award for Global Understanding, and the Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy! Appointments will be made in the spring for the committees. For --> Read More

Strauss: The passing of a giant in education

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:20pm

John Goodlad, a giant in the world of education for more than half a century, died last Saturday in Seattle. A highly influential researcher and educator, Goodlad was the author of more than three dozen books. His 1984 book “A Place Called School,” is often credited with launching research efforts on school improvement, and he was known for articulating the position that teaching is an ethical act. He had served as president of the Institute for Educational Inquiry in Seattle and had held professorships at Emory University, the University of Chicago, the University of Washington and UCLA, where he was dean of the Graduate School of Education from 1967-1983.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Would Santa Say ‘No’ to an iPad?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:56am
My 8-year-old boy/girl twins have decided they’re only asking Santa for one item this year: an iPad. Each. I’m pretty sure Santa will say no. But should he? And how?






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Motherlode Blog: Kindle Versus Ipad: Which Tablet Is Best for Kids?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:19am
When choosing a child’s tablet, remember that you are making a down payment toward a content library that will last for years. Making a hasty decision based on price may backfire.






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Language immersion programs growing in D.C., but only west of the river

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:00am

Jimell Sanders and Antawan Holmes started looking at schools before their daughter, now 15 months old, was born. They wanted to find a school that emphasized foreign languages.

“We think bilingualism and biliteracy are a gift,” said Sanders, who grew up in a military family and lived abroad. “By speaking another language, it will open her up and allow her to engage the world in a different way.”

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Language immersion programs growing in D.C., but only west of the river

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:00am

Jimell Sanders and Antawan Holmes started looking at schools before their daughter, now 15 months old, was born. They wanted to find a school that emphasized foreign languages.

“We think bilingualism and biliteracy are a gift,” said Sanders, who grew up in a military family and lived abroad. “By speaking another language, it will open her up and allow her to engage the world in a different way.”

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U-Va. president cancels D.C. news event

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:20am

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan abruptly canceled a luncheon with the news media planned for Monday in Washington, choosing to stay in Charlottesville to speak with students and others in the aftermath of a magazine report on an alleged gang rape at a school fraternity.

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