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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | March 11-17, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 3:35pm
Flight 370, March Madness, viral videos and more: How much do you know about this week’s news?
    





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Strauss: Wyoming is first state to officially reject new science standards

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 3:31pm

This time the ruckus wasn’t as much about evolution as man-made climate change, but whatever the reason, Wyoming has become the first state to legislatively block the Next Generation Science Standards, an initiative aimed at boosting science education across the country.

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Snow days are adding up at Washington area schools this winter

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 3:30pm

This post has been updated to reflect school closures on Monday, March 17.

With a series of storms and cold snaps during the winter of 2013-2014, snow days at the region’s schools have been piling up. The snowstorm that began early Monday morning has led the region’s school systems to cancel school yet again, and school closures in most jurisdictions have passed the number of closures during the 2009-2010 winter, when the area was hit with “Snowmageddon.”

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Fairfax teens to send rockets in flight

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 2:35pm

Aspiring teenage rocketeers from 14 Fairfax County schools will take part in qualifying rounds this month for the Team America Rocketry Challenge.

Thirty Fairfax teams, including an all-girls group from Longfellow Middle School, will compete for a spot in the national finals to be held in May at Great Meadow in the Plains, Va. The contest is sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association to promote science, technology, engineering and math among the nation’s youth.

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How tangible history lessons can connect past to present

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Re-creating experiential lessons in the classroom to guide students' understanding of the connections between the past and pr -More
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Assessment questions that have important implications for teaching, learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Educators and policymakers should ask themselves what assessments measure, how they help teachers, how they serve students an -More
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Study: Students' scores improve with later high-school start times

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Researchers from the University of Minnesota have found that students at high schools with later start times have higher grad -More
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How to integrate technology seamlessly in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
The key to developing a technology-based classroom is to do it seamlessly and with a focus on creating an engaging, student-c -More
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Ala. students want 5,000 pairs of shoes for people in need

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Students in New Century Technology High School's Beta Club in Huntsville, Ala., are holding a drive to bring in at least 5,00 -More
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Club grooms Colo. 5th-graders to become young orators

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Fifth-graders in the Lafayette Elementary School Oratory Club in Colorado have been meeting after school since November to im -More
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NCSS Tuesday Webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
This week's Tuesday Webinar is entitled "C3: Using Disciplinary Literacies to Explore Content through Inquiry." This webinar, -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
The NCSS Live Learning Center features selected NCSS Annual Conference Session recordings to keep you current on the trends i -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/17/2014 - 1:56pm
Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer -More
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