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New whiteboards mean hands-on learning for Mass. students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Whiteboard technology is helping elementary-school students in one Massachusetts district learn core subjects such as math an -More
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Ill. students write letters to thank WWII veteran for his service

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Students from an Illinois high school are among those who have sent thousands of letters, cards and drawings to World War II  -More
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Author of banned books discusses truthful writing with Ala. students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Author Chris Crutcher recently spoke to a group of Alabama high-school students about why he uses strong language in his writ -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference Speaker -- Anthony Chávez

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Raised in the farm worker movement his grandfather, Cesar Chavez, founded, Anthony Chavez grew up participating in United Far -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers t -More
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A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian civil rights leader and political activist -More
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Montgomery’s school board race comes into focus, with eight candidates

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:42pm

With the November election five weeks away, the race for school board in Montgomery County is expected to come into sharper focus Monday night at one of the first major forums of the fall campaign season.

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Strauss: Are these the best and worst states for teachers?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:21pm

The WalletHub Web site looked at data to determine the states that they call the “teacher friendliest states in the country.”

The data used to come up with the rankings include (see entire methodology below) average starting salaries, median annual salaries, number of teacher per capita, unemployment rates and much more. It also included data from other WalletHub rankings, including one purportedly ranking the “best and worst school systems” based in part on standardized test scores (which really tell us far less than commonly believed) and other data points that are open to interpretation, such as instances of bullying (which are handled differently in different schools).

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Special education, ESL students in D.C. among least likely to graduate

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:19pm

A report released Friday looks at the drop-out crisis in the District and identifies early risk factors that can derail students from graduating. Currently, as many as 40 percent of students in the District do not graduate in four years, one of the lowest graduation rates in the country.

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