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Workers find historic remnants of U-Va. Rotunda as they restore Jeffersonian icon

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:13pm

It didn’t look like much, just a crumpled scrap of metal that had been tossed aside, forgotten in a pile of old rubble. But a conservator at the University of Virginia was pretty sure they had found something historically significant: a shingle from Thomas Jefferson’s iconic Rotunda.

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Strauss: Chris Christie to mayor: ‘I’m the decider and you have nothing to do with it’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:52pm

(Correction: In an earlier version the first name of Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson was missing. It is now restored.)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is consistent — at least when it comes to espousing total  indifference to what Newark residents want for their state-operated public school system. Christie just bragged (see video below) that he told new Newark Mayor Ras Baraka that Baraka’s views on education reform don’t matter a whit — and the governor declared himself “the decider.”

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Arts | Westchester: Putting the A in STEAM

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 2:25pm
“Steam,” a new exhibition in White Plains, takes its name from an educational movement, STEAM, which is STEM (another curriculum that is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) with the addition of the “A” for art.
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Strauss: Actually, practice doesn’t always make perfect — new study

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:46pm

How many times have you heard that “practice makes perfect?” Well, a new meta-analysis of dozens of previous studies shows that it is not always true. In this post, Alfie Kohn explains and talks about the consequences of this when it comes to education. Kohn  is the author of 13 books about education and human behavior, including “The Schools Our Children Deserve,” “The Homework Myth,” and “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.” He lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.

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Motherlode Blog: Letting a Child Make the Small Sacrifice

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:43pm
It’s always my instinct to sacrifice for my kids. To step back; to say, you take it, you go, it’s ok, I don’t mind. My daughter’s gift of a horseback ride reminded me that being the giver isn’t always the right thing to do.






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Va. students study medieval-themed lessons in summer courses

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Nearly 100 middle-school students in Virginia took part in Middle Ages-themed classes during a two-week, state-funded summer -More
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Principles to consider when planning classroom projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Teacher Linda Yaron in this commentary suggests five principles of teaching to apply when designing classroom projects.  -More
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Schools cut librarian jobs as digital divide grows

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
School districts nationwide are cutting back on librarians while their job description is expanding, with a new focus on digi -More
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Is summer school paying off for districts?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Some districts in Missouri have students enrolled in summer school to avoid summer learning loss, while others take part in e -More
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How to get started with the flipped classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
There are some things that teachers should consider before they begin to flip instruction in their classrooms, such as their  -More
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Pa. students learn about Colonial-era handwriting, crafts at camp

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Some Pennsylvania students are exploring what life was like in the 1700s as part of a Colonial-themed camp.  -More
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N.M. program helps raise awareness about teen dating violence

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Members of the Silver Youth Leadership Team at Silver High School in New Mexico recently held a pool party and fundraiser to  -More
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NCSS webinar call for proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
NCSS is looking to continue to bring the best online educational programming available to the social studies profession in th -More
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