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White House promotes public-private plan to pump $1 billion into preschool

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:09pm
The Obama administration today announced a public-private partnership designed to pump $1 billion into public preschool programs around the country.At a White House summit on preschool education Wednesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced his agency is awarding $250 million to 18 states to either create or expand existing preschool programs. The states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. In all, 36 states had applied for the grant money.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Invest in Us,’ and Our Parents, Too

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:00pm
Helping low-income children is more politically appealing than helping their parents. But children rarely succeed unless their families have a chance too.






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Strauss: Obama’s Race to the Top loses all funding in 2015 omnibus spending bill

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:35pm
President Obama and firstlLady Michelle Obama both would see key initiatives whacked if the $1.01 trillion spending bill unveiled by congressional leaders this week passes without changes in these areas: the president’s chief education initiative, Race to the Top, loses all funding, and the first lady’s effort to nutritionally improve school lunches takes a hit with language that allows schools to take their good old time about meeting a mandate on serving whole grain.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Border Politics: Debating Immigration Policy

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:21pm
In this lesson we offer three different teaching ideas to engage students in the debate over immigration policy in the United States.






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S.C. teacher brings students to watch her become U.S. citizen

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Pakistan native Fareeha Qazi recently became a U.S.  -More
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Research finds academic merit in field trips

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
A recent study found lasting benefits of school field trips among students who went to see live theater performances of plays -More

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Groups partner to help Ariz. preschool teachers earn degrees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Public-private partnerships are helping more preschool teachers in Tucson, Ariz., obtain more training and earn degrees in ea -More
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NYC teachers use data to inform lessons, classroom management

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
An innovative school in New York City is on the cutting edge of using data to improve teaching and learning -- showing that f -More
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Teachers can take a cue from Google to encourage innovation

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Technology firms, including Google, have found success with a strategy that allows employees to spend one-fifth of their time -More
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Va. county's car decal competition for students sets record for entries

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
The Arlington County, Va., treasurer's office received 113 designs from high-school students for its annual car tax decal com -More
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Campaign by Calif. boys brings in 2,400 letters for Santa, charity donation

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Brothers Joey and Olly Ajluni in Visalia, Calif., recently led a writing project that resulted in more than 2,400 letters to  -More
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NCSS awards selection committees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
NCSS is looking for members to serve on awards selection committees.  -More
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Religion, social studies and you

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
This four-part webinar series will focus on ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches for addressing different fai -More
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