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Iowa middle-grades educators test competency-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Three intermediate educators in an Iowa school district are piloting a competency-based education model in their classrooms.  -More
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How some schools are navigating anti-testing initiatives

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Parents and students in some states, including New Jersey, New York and Colorado, have opted out of standardized testing conn -More
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Tips to help educators wade through technology options

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Rapid integration of technology can leave some educators confused about how best to proceed in their classrooms.  -More
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Calif. high-schoolers mentor younger students via video, posters

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
A group of California high-school students are reaching out to middle-schoolers to offer social support during their transiti -More
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N.J. students pitch service projects for "Shark Tank"-inspired competition

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Students of a New Jersey high school are pitching community-service project ideas for a contest styled after the ABC televisi -More
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Religion, social studies and you

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
This four-part webinar series will focus on ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches for addressing different fai -More
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NCSS members -- Remember to vote!

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
The 2015 NCSS Board of Directors election is open through March 15. If you are an NCSS member who held membership as of Dec.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:39pm
Alice Roosevelt Longworth, writer -More
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Think school is tough now? Here’s what it was like at the turn of the 20th century.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:03pm
This school year, Arlington schools topped per-pupil spending for the Washington region, spending an estimated $19,040 for every student educated in the suburban Virginia district.Compare that to 1871. The year after public education was established in Virginia, schools in Arlington spent $1,729 — total. With that budget, local officials ran five schools with about 333 students.Read full article >>






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Decision in ‘free-range’ case does not end debate about parenting and safety

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 1:06pm
The Maryland parents who let their children walk home from a park in Silver Spring were found responsible for “unsubstantiated” child neglect in a decision that has not fully resolved their clash with authorities over their views on parenting and children’s safety.Read full article >>






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One-Year FT Leave Replacement-Cultural Anthropology | Gustavus Adolphus College

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 12:09pm
US - MN, Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a one-year position of full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology to begin September 1, 201
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Strauss: Schools reschedule Dr. Seuss’s birthday fests so kids can take Common Core tests

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:49am
March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, or, rather, the day 111 years ago when Theodor Seuss Geisel, the famous children’s author, was born, and for years, thousands of schools around the country have celebrated the day with book readings (“Cat in the Hat, “Green Eggs and Ham,” etc.) and Seuss character costumes. This year, some of those celebrations have been changed. Why? It’s the start of the spring 2015 testing season, and at many schools students will be taking PARCC Core standardized tests instead.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: My Dad: Strict. My Daughter’s ‘Papa’? Not So Much.

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:31am
My mom tells me that my dad has always been great with children. But that’s not what I remember.






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Just how high can college tuition go?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:38am
Twenty-one years ago, as I entered my senior year in college, my alma mater reached a significant milestone: the price tag passed the $20,000 mark. Today, tuition, fees, room, and board for a senior at Ithaca College are more than twice that, at about $53,000.Read full article >>






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