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McDuffie introduces Title IX legislation again

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:25pm
D.C. Council member Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) reintroduced a bill to increase athletic opportunities for girls in the city’s public schools.The District has some of the lowest participation rates in the country for girls in sports, an issue that has become the subject of two discrimination complaints in recent years.Read full article >>






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Calif. students march back to school after watching movie "Selma"

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Nearly 650 Martin Luther King Jr.  -More
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Controversial discussion topics test students' civic understanding

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Encouraging students to discuss controversial topics can help them better understand the basics of democracy and citizenship, -More
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Mont. district replaces study hall with focus groups

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
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Middle School Resources Help Diverse Students Succeed
Text pairs with matching content at two reading levels make grade-level social studies material accessible, while the new Famous People, Famous Words Reader's Theater scripts engage mixed-ability groups in active learning about historic documents, authors and events. Language-leveled social studies sets for ELs also improve content comprehension. FREE Sampler.

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When teachers are leaders, retention rates are higher

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Fostering teacher leadership is an essential part of retaining top teachers, but it does not happen on its own, Pamela Roggem -More
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Group's leader disputes findings of report on teacher-training programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
A recent report from the National Council on Teaching Quality concluded that teacher-preparation programs lack rigor.  -More
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Do drills enhance learning?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Digital technology makes it easier for teachers to "drill" students on all types of information, assert professors Cathie Nor -More
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High-school teacher's tech lesson, dance video goes viral

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Students at a project-based high school in Texas recently learned about practical applications of technology.  -More
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Students in Canada learn about nutrition, environment in school gardens

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
More schools in Alberta, Canada, are launching learning gardens after other local schools conducted successful pilot programs -More
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The Library of Congress and C3: Teaching with Primary Sources and the Inquiry Arc

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
The Library of Congress and the National Council of Social Studies will collaborate on a series of four webinars in early 201 -More
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Present a session at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
NCSS is now accepting proposals for presentations at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference.  -More
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Every artist was first an amateur.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:23pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer -More
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Student Opinion Questions as E.L.L. Writing Prompts

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:15pm
We’re thrilled that our daily Student Opinion questions attract such a variety of kinds of students to engage with current events and ideas, but we hope that English Language Learners worldwide know that we are especially impressed by their contributions. This lesson plan shows how to tailor the feature to the challenges and rewards of expressing opinions in a non-native language.






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Motherlode Blog: Another Standardized Test, This Time of Citizenship

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:30pm
Is requiring high schoolers to take the same citizenship exam as immigrants who want to become United States citizen a good way to test a curriculum, or just another memorization requirement?






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