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U.N.C. Investigation Reveals Athletes Took Fake Classes

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:03pm
A report found that classes requiring no attendance and little work were common knowledge among academic counselors and football coaches.






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From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:00pm
Justus Uwayesu’s life was changed by a chance encounter in Rwanda with an American charity worker.
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Advertising: Helping Parents Deal With Learning and Attention Issues

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 8:30pm
Fifteen nonprofit groups conducted research that led to a new website to help parents better understand these issues and a campaign to promote the site.
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Rumors about possible violence at Fright Fest prompt principal to send warning

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:58pm

A high school principal in Prince George’s County is urging parents not to send their children to Six Flags America this weekend because of the threat of violence at Fright Fest.

“Don’t allow your children to go to Six Flags this weekend,” Nate Newman, principal of Suitland High School, said to parents in a text message. “Big gang fight planned. Retaliation from last incident.”

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Students jive to Charlie Parker and Count Basie during Montgomery blues program

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:13pm

The band’s beats and chords squished together like putty and dangled apart across subtle silence, and 1,600 pairs of little eyeballs widened as trombone tones danced to a Caribbean groove. Children jived and twisted in their seats as notes barreled and swayed around them.

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Text messages between substitute teacher and detective acting as student victim

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:47pm

The following is the text of a court document that outlines text messages between Symone Greene, a substitute teacher at a D.C. charter school charged with having oral sex with a student football player, and a D.C. police detective purporting to be the victim. The phone was in police custody at the time.

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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant, With ‘No Plans to Have Another Baby’ and No Ready Options

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 3:33pm
“I am a long time poster, but am here now under a different identity as it is much easier to ask for OB/GYN recommendations for having babies rather than terminating a pregnancy.”






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The Learning Network: Text to Text: Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and ‘In the Cave: Philosophy and Addiction’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 2:17pm
In this lesson, we pair Peg O’Connor’s essay “In the Cave: Philosophy and Addiction” with Plato’s well-known allegory of the cave from “The Republic.” Further down, we offer additional teaching ideas for exploring Plato’s allegory in more detail.






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Ill. high-school students to serve as election judges

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Dozens of Illinois high-school students will serve as judges at polling places for the upcoming Nov.  -More
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Maine 7th-graders to use technology to track sailor's world travels

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Lewiston Middle School's seventh-graders in Maine will spend the next two years connecting with sailor Zeke Holland and his c -More
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Ideas for using political campaign ads to teach media literacy

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
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Text-Dependent Comprehension of Social Studies Content
Social Studies books for grades K-8 each have an accompanying Text-Dependent Comprehension Card, which provides questions that prompt students to develop evidence-based answers. These unique resources help you improve the understanding of grade-level Social Studies content and engage students in creating effective written responses. FREE sampler.

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Educators: Good things can happen when teacher networks collaborate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Besides individual teachers connecting to support professional growth, teacher networks also should connect, educators Paul B -More
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Summer externships educate teachers about careers for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Teachers in Bartow County, Ga., shared their experiences last week about completing summer externships at local manufacturing -More
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Schools seek to define mobile-device use on campus

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Some school districts have dropped bans on the use of cellphones and other mobile devices on campus, according to this articl -More
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Miss. school draws attention to hunger for World Food Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
A Mississippi school recently marked United Nations' World Food Day with lessons about global hunger issues and a canned food -More
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Va. students urge peers to give homecoming flower funds to charity

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Two students at Christianburg High School in Virginia are leading a student government campaign to urge students to donate th -More
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Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
NCSS needs your responses to the Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey.  -More
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