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Prince George’s board of education delays vote on charter school lease

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:37pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education delayed a vote on whether to allow a charter school operated by Imagine Foundation to lease a vacant elementary school owned by the school system for the 2014 school year.

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Prince George’s board of education delays vote on charter school lease

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:37pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education delayed a vote on whether to allow a charter school operated by Imagine Foundation to lease a vacant elementary school owned by the school system for the 2014 school year.

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Pa. 8th-graders choose African-Americans for Mount Rushmore-like monument

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Nearly 300 eighth-graders from Mars Middle School in Pennsylvania recently worked together in social studies and language art -More
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Teacher ties literature lessons to events in the Ukraine

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Sixth-grade teacher Kevin Hodgson writes in this blog post about how he was able to use Dr.  -More
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Race to the Top's successes touted by Obama administration

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
The White House this week released data on progress under Race to the Top, noting gains on the National Assessment of Educati -More
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Calif. district considers cutting back on electives

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
A California school district is considering reducing the number of credits needed to graduate to 210 from 240 -- equal to thr -More
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Ideas to integrate digital literacy into core subjects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Digital literacy can be "infused" throughout the curriculum of core subjects, writes Jennifer Carey, academic technology dire -More
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Ill. Senate passes students' Endangered Species Day resolution

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
A resolution drafted by Illinois high-school seniors to advocate for endangered animals has been approved by the state Senate -More
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Neb. students create butterfly mural inside child-protection center

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Students from Westside High School in Omaha, Neb., have used their artistic talents to brighten up a long, gray hallway at Pr -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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Most people have to talk so they won't hear.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
May Sarton, Belgian-American writer -More
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Ivy League admission rate: 8-point-something-something percent

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:46pm

The grand totals for this year’s Ivy League admissions are in. Of 253,472 applications for the Class of 2018, the eight private, prestigious and pricey schools known for a climbing vine gave a green light to 22,624.

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(1) Full-time Temporary Faculty Member & (1) Part-time Instructor | The College of New Jersey

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:42pm
US - NJ - Ewing, The College of New Jersey seeks one full-time temporary faculty member to teach Russian language and culture for the 2014-2015 academic year and one part-time instructor in Russian language for the 2
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Fairfax teens earn top national writing awards

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:37pm

Four Fairfax teens have received top honors in the 2014 National Scholastic Writing Awards.

A total of 21 Fairfax County public school students qualfied for national honors in the competition among 57 regional winners who received commendations earlier in March.

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Fairfax teens earn top national writing awards

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:37pm

Four Fairfax teens have received top honors in the 2014 National Scholastic Writing Awards.

A total of 21 Fairfax County public school students qualfied for national honors in the competition among 57 regional winners who received commendations earlier in March.

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Visiting Professor of Anthropology | DePaul University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:30pm
US - IL - Chicago, Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand. DePaul University's Department of Anthropology invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship. The position runs from early September 2014
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Strauss: The Koch brothers’ influence on college campus is spreading

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:07pm

There’s been a flurry of recent stories (here, here and here, for example) about the role the billionaire Koch brothers are playing in politics by backing conservative political candidates through a number of organizations that they fund. My Post colleague Matea Gold wrote in this story:

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Strauss: The Koch brothers’ influence on college campus is spreading

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:07pm

There’s been a flurry of recent stories (here, here and here, for example) about the role the billionaire Koch brothers are playing in politics by backing conservative political candidates through a number of organizations that they fund. My Post colleague Matea Gold wrote in this story:

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