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GWU to receive $80 million for public health; donors are Milken and Redstone

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00pm

George Washington University will receive $80 million to support public health scholarship through three gifts connected to philanthropists Michael Milken and Sumner M. Redstone, setting a donation record for the private university.

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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | March 4-10, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 6:46pm
A new SAT, the Paralympics, daylight savings and more: How many of these 10 questions about recent news can you get right?
    





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Math exam failure persists in Montgomery, even as efforts are under way to help

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 6:12pm

Montgomery County high school students failed their January final exams in math at rates as high as 60 percent in key courses, according to newly released figures that point to a continuing test problem despite recent efforts to help struggling students.

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Assistant Lecturer, Academic Professional, Pos. #2555 | University of Wyoming Division of Social Work

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 5:56pm
US - WY - Casper, Responsibilities include: teaching a range of BSW classes; field liaison work; administrative duties under the supervision of the BSW Program Director; student recruitment; student advisement; commit
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Teach for America tests out more training

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 4:37pm

Teach for America, which places thousands of freshly minted college graduates in teaching jobs in some of the toughest schools in the country, is rethinking its training program in light of complaints from its own members that they need more preparation for the classroom.

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Cuomo repeats pre-K funding vow

Education Week - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:40pm
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Pr. George’s schools to hold sessions on dual enrollment program for college courses

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:47pm

Parents in Prince George’s County who are interested in enrolling their children in college-level courses are invited to attend two information sessions this week about the school system’s dual enrollment program.

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Strauss: The myth of Common Core equity

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:30pm

The Common Core State Standards were originally promoted as a way of raising academic standards for all children around the country. But is the initiative really about equitable outcomes? Here’s a post that takes on that question, by award-winning New York Principal Carol Burris and Alan A. Aja, assistant professor and deputy chair in the Department of Puerto Rican & Latino Studies at Brooklyn College (City University of New York). In 2012, he was a recipient of a Whiting Fellowship Award for Excellence in Teaching. Burris has been writing about the flawed Core implementation in New York on this blog

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Research on slavery takes Neb. high-school students to Iowa

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Students from Arlington Senior High School in Nebraska recently traveled more than 300 miles to Davenport, Iowa, to learn mor -More
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Ideas for teaching about women's history, rights

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Educators in schools nationwide are teaching students about historical and current events that are shaping women's rights in  -More
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How school libraries can transition to the 21st century

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Today's school libraries are all about adapting, says Michelle Luhtala, head librarian at New Canaan High School in Connectic -More

Leaders in Holocaust Education Offering No-Cost PD
Echoes and Reflections, a no-cost professional development program, offers primary sources, informational texts, and visual history testimony from witnesses to help teach about the Holocaust and address Common Core Standards. Join over 20,000 educators across the country. Find a program near you.

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Tenn. district to unblock Twitter, YouTube

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Tennessee this spring will begin to gradually lift a ban on accessing Twitter and Yo -More
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Volunteer fair links Fla. students with opportunities to help others

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Students in Tampa, Fla., recently connected with more than 50 charity organizations at the Charity Awareness Fair and Expo to -More
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Wis. middle-schoolers explore compassionate leadership

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Students from three middle schools in La Crosse, Wis., who focused on compassionate leadership recently took part in a worksh -More
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NCSS members -- Remember to vote!

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
The 2014 NCSS Board of Directors Election is open through March 15. If you are an NCSS member who held membership as of Dec.  -More
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NCSS Online K-5 Technology Integration Introductory Course

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:05pm
Our next NCSS Tuesday Webinar at 8 p.m.  -More
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