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Strauss: Students deliver wish list to school board. There’s one item on it.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:00pm
Some unusual speakers appeared at the final Pittsburgh school board meeting of the year — students, and they were asking for something. Arts education. In the following post,  Jessie B. Ramey,  a parent of two children in Pittsburgh public schools and a historian of working families, gender, race and U.S. social policy who teaches women’s studies and history at the University of Pittsburgh, describes the scene at the board meeting. In the original post,  which first appeared  on her Yinzercation blog, she  wrote that seniors William Grimm and Margaret Booth, co-chairs of their school’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society, approached Yinzercation, a collective of volunteer parents, students, teachers, and community members in Southwest Pennsylvania that advocates for public education, for help in learning how to make a presentation to the school board. Steering committee member Kathy Newman assisted. Here is a version of the original piece, which I am publishing with Ramey’s permission.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Are You Going to Give Him a White Name?’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:34pm
When I was four months pregnant, a friend asked this question casually over lunch. I hadn’t yet thought of it that way.






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The Learning Network: Looking Back on 2014 | 15 Ways to Teach and Learn About the Year That Was

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:27pm
Fifteen ideas for teaching and learning about 2014, using retrospective videos, photos, articles and lists from The New York Times and around the Web.






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Assistant Professor, Sustainable Coastal Tourism & Recreation | University of Rhode Island

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:13pm
US - RI - Kingston, The Departments of Marine Affairs (MAF), Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (ENRE), and Sociology/Anthropology (SOC/ANTH) at the University of Rhode Island seek a tenure-track, academic-yea
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Clinical Assistant Professor | Department of Anthropology, University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:12pm
US - AR - Fayetteville, The Department of Anthropology at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology, starting in August 2015. The successful candidate must b
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Student who got mistaken welcome from Hopkins: Second rejection was worse

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:04pm
He has already moved on. Duke University, Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia are in his sights. Sam Stephenson said he probably will apply to eight colleges.But the episode of double denial from Johns Hopkins University still strikes him as curious.Read full article >>






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Strauss: It’s not ‘an’ historic pact with Cuba. It’s ‘a’ historic pact with Cuba.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:55pm
If you listened to television and/or radio commentators talk today about President Obama’s agreement with Cuba to start normalizing diplomatic relations after more than 50 years, you are more than likely to have heard what I did: That his was “an” historic decision, or “an” historic pact or “an” historic” move. Well, it wasn’t.Read full article >>






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N.H. middle-schoolers study water crisis in Sudan across the curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Eighth-graders at a New Hampshire middle school have been reading "A Long Walk to Water" and completing cross-curricular less -More
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What trends are in store for education in 2015?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Students will play a larger role in instructional design in 2015; this is one prediction highlighted in this article.  -More

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Educator, game designer share 8 ideas to promote teacher collaboration

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Educators need space and time to collaborate, design, reflect and grow in their learning practices, educator Rebecca Rufo-Tep -More
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Okla. district weighs onsite coaching for teachers' PD

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Officials in an Oklahoma school district are considering investing more in onsite coaching for teachers' professional develop -More
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Technology helps extend reach of international-studies class

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Students in an international-studies class at an Illinois school are using videoconferencing to connect with peers 7,000 mile -More
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N.Y. student leaders learn about bullying, violence in teen relationships

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Student leaders from 16 schools in Buffalo and Erie counties in New York recently attended a conference hosted by the Nationa -More
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Mentoring program offers guidance to teenage girls

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
A Maryland high school each week hosts a mentoring program for female students.  -More
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2014 NCSS Annual Conference presentations

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Did you miss the annual conference, or are you looking for copies of materials from a conference session you attended?  -More
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Call for manuscripts for Social Studies and the Young Learner

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
If you are an enthusiastic elementary teacher or teacher educator with great ideas that you have implemented in the classroom -More
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