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Educator: UDL can help all students access common core

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:42pm
Universal Design for Learning can provide the framework to help students with disabilities access common core standards, spec -More
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CTE assessment receives initial approval in N.Y.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:42pm
New York students could be allowed to earn their high-school diploma by taking a test in an area such as the arts, hospitalit -More
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Ill. panel urges statewide civics education standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:42pm
Citing a gap in civics learning across the state, an Illinois task force is calling for greater civic engagement in schools i -More
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Why students can learn from teachers when it comes to technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:42pm
Today's students -- often referred to as "digital natives" -- are not any better at using technology than their teachers, acc -More
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Idaho women voters group holds mock election

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:42pm
The League of Women Voters in Latah County, Idaho, met Wednesday with high-school students to host a mock election to teach t -More
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Mich. students view military equipment on field trip

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:42pm
Fourth-graders in Michigan took a tour of a facility featuring military uniforms and equipment during a recent field trip hos -More
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Common core sessions at 2014 Annual Conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:42pm
The 2014 NCSS Annual Conference features more than 100 sessions addressing the Common Core ELA Standards for History/Social S -More
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NCSS Annual Conference -- Special features for retired teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:42pm
Retired from the classroom?  -More
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Motherlode Blog: Preparing a Child to Own a Mobile Phone — But Not Always Use It

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:12pm
Having a phone can create a compulsion to do something when doing nothing is so often the better choice.






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Strauss: IS MIT researcher being censored by Educational Testing Service?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:45am

Les Perelman is a research affiliate in the Comparative Media Studies/Writing program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he spent years as a director of undergraduate writing. He researches ways to improve student writing and has been a vocal critic of the automated grading of essays. Perelman, along with MIT and Harvard students, designed the Basic Automatic B.S. Essay Language Generator, or Babel, a machine built to prove that essay-grading software is very limited in its ability to find meaning or check the accuracy of a piece of writing.  In this post, Perelman says that the Educational Testing Service, the world’s largest private nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization, is censoring him in his effort to test a product ETS is selling to schools. ETS denies it in a response following Perelman’s piece.

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Motherlode Blog: Eating Chinese Takeout and Dreaming of Brisket

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:16am
Last week, dinner did not go as planned. But having the plan still helped.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 9:19am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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