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Is gaming taking learning to the next level?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Gaming in education appears to have found the right combination of challenge and engagement to make it an effective learning  -More
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N.Y. students create artwork depicting history for graphic novel

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Students participating in a summer literacy project in Buffalo, N.Y., created artwork for the History of Buffalo Graphic Nove -More
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Online campaign raises $71K for food bank near Ferguson

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., has shuttered schools for several days, leading a North Carolina teacher to worry that student -More
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Become a CAEP Program reviewer

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
NCSS seeks members to serve as reviewers of university social studies teacher education programs for the Council for the Accr -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: It is character.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:54am
Albert Einstein, German-American theoretical physicist -More
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Strauss: Beyond Ferguson: The troubled state of America’s children, by the numbers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:31am

The 2014-15 school year is beginning at a time when all eyes are on the troubling events in Ferguson, Mo., where unrest continues after the Aug. 9 shooting of a black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer and charges of systemic racial injustice have been raised. As all this unfolds, here’s a look at how children in Ferguson and across the country live.  The following information was taken from the 2014 State of America’s Children report issued by the Children’s Defense Fund, which you can read in full below.

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Assistant Professor - Sociocultural Context of Science and Technology | Rochester Institute of Technology

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 10:41am
US - NY - Rochester, Rochester Institute of TechnologyRequisition Number: 1265BRContact Name:Dr. C. Keiner, Associate Professor, RIT STS Department, cmkgsh@rit.edu.Organization:CLA-Science, Technology, and SocietyCollege
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Assistant Professor, Political Methodology | University of California, San Diego

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:37am
US - CA - La Jolla, Assistant Professor, Political Methodology (10-803)Division of Social Sciences - Political ScienceUniversity of California San DiegoSalary:Appointment level and salary will be commensurate with quali
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Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor, American Politics | University of California, San Diego

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 8:37am
US - CA - La Jolla, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Full Professor, American Politics (10-802)Division of Social Sciences - Political ScienceUniversity of California San DiegoSalary:Appointment level and sa
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Student Academic Advisor 3 (4545U) #18494 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:46am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Mini Golf Champion

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 5:45am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Nearly Invisible World

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:34am
Why are the depths of the world’s oceans home to transparent creatures?






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Strauss: The strategic campaign needed to save public education — in nine steps

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:02am

Leaders of the school standardized test-based reform’ movement have been very smart about using public relations and intentional messaging to their benefit, something their critics have failed to do. Arthur H. Camins, director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., discusses where supporters of equitable, democratic and respectful education need to go — and how to get there.  The ideas expressed in this article are his alone and do not represent Stevens Institute. His other writing can be found at www.arthurcamins.com.

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