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Educators compare middle- and high-school teaching experiences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Middle-grades teacher Ariel Sacks in this blog post shares thoughts from several educators about working in middle and high s -More
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How teachers at one school get more done in less time

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Third-grade teacher Genia Connell says her school adopted the mantra "Work Smarter, Not Harder" to help educators save time a -More
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Flipped instruction takes off in U.S. classrooms

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Teachers in Utah and nationwide are embracing the flipped instructional method with varied amounts of success.  -More
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La. students help develop plans to improve coastline, water quality

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
A group of high-school students in Louisiana recently attended a summit to develop action plans for restoring the coastline a -More
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Civil War soldier who died at Gettysburg to receive Medal of Honor

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
President Barack Obama in September will award the Medal of Honor to a Union Army officer, 1st Lt.  -More
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Sparking curiosity -- Geography, the C3 Framework and the Inquiry Arc

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Join a panel of classroom and content experts as they share how to spark your students' curiosity about the world through geo -More
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Social studies for the next generation: The C3 Framework

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
One of the recent milestones in social studies education was the release in 2013 of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3)  -More
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Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Peter Drucker, Austrian-American writer and management consultant -More
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Head Start grantees flagged for quality concerns state-by-state

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:44pm

The Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center became one of the first Head Start centers in the Washington region to lose its funding this summer because of a new competitive process aimed at improving the quality of the federal preschool programs.

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U-Md. student who nearly won Pr. George’s school board seat tapped for regents seat

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:38pm

Raaheela Ahmed, the teenager who nearly defeated Verjeana Jacobs, the then-chairman of the Prince George’s County Board of Education two years ago, has been selected by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) to serve a one-year term as the student member on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

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Mathews: Big charter change seen in 2 D.C. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:04pm

Two D.C. charter schools you’ve probably never heard of have just been declared vital for our nation’s educational future. The reasons for focusing on these two schools are intriguing and mostly overlooked in the national debate about charters.

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Strauss: The quote that reveals how at least one corporate school reformer really views students

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:44am

For years now, the U.S. public educational system has been the guinea pig for what many call “corporate education reform.” What is it? It is both a mindset and  a group of specific measures foisted on school districts, including standardized test-based “accountability” systems, the spread of charter schools and vouchers, and the overall privatization of public schools.  This primer explains it this way:

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Maryland education board president begins third term

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:17am

Charlene M. Dukes, president of the Maryland State Board of Education, will lead the 12-member policy-making panel for a third one-year term.

Dukes, unanimously reelected by the board late last month, continues as board president at a time when the state is preparing to administer new standardized tests aligned with more rigorous Common Core-based standards and is working to implement a new educator evaluation system.

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Motherlode Blog: Back-to-School Blues

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:06am
You know that moment in “A Visitor for Bear” when Bear realizes that as much as he likes his quiet routines, he likes having someone there to laugh at his jokes, too? My children went back to school this morning, and I felt that.






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Motherlode Blog: Hookup Line. Carpool. Same Rituals, New School.

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:47am
Some things are the same no matter where you are: the car pool line (called “hookup” in our new town). The health forms. The classrooms, the desks, the cubbies. It’s not Mars, it’s just school. They know how to do school.






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Louisiana Governor Suing Feds Over Common Core

Education Week - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:59am
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the Obama administration of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the common-core education standards.
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