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Motherlode Blog: When the Problem is Priorities, Don’t Blame Cooking

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:27pm
Family dinner isn’t, and shouldn’t be, something to get through. It’s not a way station on the way to some goal. It is the goal, no matter what’s on the table — and it ought to be within everyone’s reach.

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McKinley Middle School teacher asks students to compare Hitler, Bush

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:31am

One D.C. middle school homework assignment goes a little something like this: Compare and contrast former President George W. Bush with Adolf Hitler.

On Tuesday, as McKinley Middle School students worked on a unit about war and peace, a teacher handed out a worksheet she created that said just that. The Northeast Washington students were told to turn the worksheet in Wednesday after finishing up readings about Hitler and Bush.

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education | Plymouth State University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:56am
US - NH - Plymouth, Minimum Qualifications - Doctorate required in Social Studies Education or related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have doctorate in hand by the time of appointment. - University
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Liberty and the World Trade Center, 1983

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:42am
“On that day — the Sept. 11 that requires no year — the sun set on crushed buildings in a reimagined world. It set on a recontoured skyline and a haunted city. The equations of life no longer worked. That’s the way it seemed.”

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California's Efforts Pay Off!--Ana Post

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:11am
The California Social Studies Community has been cultivating a relationship with Senator Feinstein's office for years. Recently those efforts paid off during a "Fireside Chat" hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Among the things that she mentioned needed to happen was a renewed focus on civic education. Read the full article here: http://www.sanjoseinside.com/ 2014/09/09/educators-need-to- renew-focus-on-civic- education/ Thank you Sen. Feinstein and congratulations to California! --> Read More

The Learning Network: Are Parents Violating Their Children’s Privacy When They Share Photos and Videos of Them Online?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:55am
Should parents be concerned about leaving an unwanted “digital footprint” for their child?

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