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Some states opt out of giving exit exams to students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Mississippi recently expanded graduation options for high-school seniors by ending a practice that required students to pass  -More
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Va. education board expedites retakes of Standards of Learning tests

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Students qualifying for a second chance to pass the state Standards of Learning test can retake the test sooner under a resol -More
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Students engage with literary characters online

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Some schools in Michigan and Ohio are using a program in which students engage online with literary characters.  -More
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Mass. 6th-grade civics club addresses drug abuse in community

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Members of a Massachusetts elementary school's civics club are focusing on preventing drug abuse in the community.  -More
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Ore. school's students take on cleaning duties

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Some schools teach students about responsibility and ownership by assigning them cleanup duties.  -More
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Promoting Inquiry with Primary Source Documents in the Elementary Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
This April 9 webinar will help elementary teachers engage students in US history through selecting appropriate primary source -More
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April 2015 TSSP

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
The April issue of The Social Studies Professional is now available for download! Get TSSP. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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5th Grade Teacher | Covenant Preparatory School

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:00pm
US - CT - Hartford, Candidates for the 5th Grade Teacher position must possess the following qualifications: A firm commitment to the Covenant Preparatory School mission A bachelor’s degree in elementary educat
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IB Economics Teacher | The Awty International School

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:51pm
US - TX - Houston, Minimum Requirements: B.A. or equivalent in Economics or a Master's Degree with a concentration in Economics, plus a teaching (or Education) qualification At least three years teaching exper
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Opportunity for Post-Doc in Brazil--Susan Griffin

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:48pm
Dear Colleagues, The call for 3 (three) post doc positions with scholarships at the Center for Metropolitan Studies(CEM), São Paulo Brazil is now open. Please spread the information below, if possible. Deadline for submitting the application is 15th May, 2015 . Our very best regards, Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM) http://www.fflch.usp.br/ centrodametropole/en/ Opportunity of Postdoc Fellowships in Social Science at the Center for --> Read More

Strauss: University of Florida admits 3,000 students — then tells them it is only for online program

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 12:10pm
Some 3,100 students accepted as freshman by the University of Florida for the fall got a big surprise along with their congratulations notices: They were told that the acceptance was contingent on their agreement to spend their first year taking classes online as part of a new program designed to attract more freshmen to the flagship public university.Read full article >>






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Nation’s largest teachers union launches ad campaign as Congress debates No Child Left Behind

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:44am
As Congress debates how to rewrite No Child Left Behind, the nation’s largest teachers union is launching a $500,000 ad campaign urging lawmakers to reach a deal that reduces the focus on standardized testing.Read full article >>






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Upper School History/ AP Government Teacher | St. Andrew's Episcopal School

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:25am
US - MD - Potomac, Qualifications: BA in Education, History or related field. St. Andrew’s is seeking a teacher who enthusiastically combines their love and curiosity for history with their joy of working with stu
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Preschool II Homeroom Teacher | St. Andrew's Episcopal School

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 11:21am
US - MD - Potomac, This exciting opportunity will require a faculty member who can work collaboratively with fellow teachers and administrators, while also possessing the confidence and knowledge to be a curricular lead
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For a family whose ancestors were slaves at the Sweet Briar plantation, a loss

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 10:24am
When Bethany Pace’s husband called her to say that Sweet Briar College was closing, she thought she must not have heard him correctly. Then she froze, in the middle of a Maryland grocery store, people pushing past her, her daughter confused, tugging at her sleeve.Read full article >>






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Are Harvard, Yale, and Stanford really public universities?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 9:28am
More than 800 colleges and universities across North America hold endowment assets of $516 billion. But the top 10 schools in terms of assets have about $180 billion, or one-fifth of that total. Harvard University alone has a $35 billion endowment.Read full article >>






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At Success Academy Charter Schools, High Scores and Polarizing Tactics

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 8:59am
Students at the charter schools, led by Eva S. Moskowitz, outperform their public school peers, but the schools’ methods and culture are not for everyone.






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