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Bill Gates calls on teachers to defend Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 4:26pm

Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder who is spending part of his considerable fortune trying to improve U.S. public education, called on teachers Friday to help parents understand the new Common Core academic standards in an effort to beat back “false claims” lobbed by critics of the standards.

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Ned O’Gorman, 84, Dies; Poet Founded Innovative Harlem School

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 3:46pm
Mr. O’Gorman started his “liberation camp,” the Children’s Storefront, on a dare in 1966 because he wanted to stir students’ imaginations.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Working With the Teenager’s Internal Clock

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 3:28pm
How can parents and schools encourage good sleeping habits in their teenagers?
    





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Motherlode Blog: ‘Dragon Mother’ Emily Rapp: A New Baby Doesn’t, and Shouldn’t, Replace What’s Lost

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 3:25pm
I can live with the joy of new motherhood without losing the memory of loving my son for his three short years or the daily painful reminder that I will never see or hold him again.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Why Kids Love a (Minor) ‘Crisis’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 3:24pm
When a friend’s car slid off our driveway into three-foot drifts of snow, it was all hands on deck, and a reminder that everyone, children included, likes to be needed.
    





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Wealth Matters: For Boarding Schools, an Evolving Financial Aid Philosophy

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:52pm
Some families making as much as $300,000 are applying for help — and getting it — which shuts out those further down the income ladder.
    
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W.Va. students research personal topics for social studies fair

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Students from four counties gathered this week at the RESA II Social Studies Fair in Huntington, W.Va., to present their rese -More
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Stand-up comedy brings more than laughter to lesson plans

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Educator Sue Stephenson recently spent time with teachers and students in Toronto, Canada, where a group of middle-school tea -More
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La. Senate approves bill to empower top principals

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
The Louisiana Senate has approved a bill that would give top principals -- those rated "highly effective" -- more authority t -More
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Neb. abandons plan to merge small school districts

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
A Nebraska lawmaker has pulled a bill that would have required school districts with fewer than 650 K-12 students to join wit -More
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Tech-savvy Pa. social studies teacher listed among "20 to Watch"

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
The National School Boards Association's Technology Leadership Network has named Bradley Wilson, a Pennsylvania social studie -More
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Senior biography project gives 4th-graders a perspective on history

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Fourth-graders in Las Cruces, N.M., created written and video biographies of 12 senior citizens for a living history project. -More
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Calif. students work with city to install traffic signal

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Three seventh-graders involved in student government at Marsh Junior High School in Chico, Calif., are working with city lead -More
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NCSS Tuesday Webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Next 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 - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
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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Nature uses as little as possible of anything.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 1:21pm
Johannes Kepler, German mathematician and astronomer -More
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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Socratic Seminars Using Informational Text

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:56pm
In this week’s Skills Practice, Jonathan Olsen and Sarah Gross focus on the Socratic method as a way to analyze informational text and encourage discourse about the new SAT.
    





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