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De Blasio’s Prekindergarten Expansion Collides With Church-State Divide

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:59pm
Racing to secure space to accommodate 53,000 full-day prekindergarten seats, New York City is asking religious schools to house more public school students.






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Literacy Laws Challenge Third Graders and Schools

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:18pm
Educators question whether new classes can help students meet literacy rules that could force them to stay back a year in school.
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Chegg Finds Partner to Handle Its Textbooks

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:23pm
The move by Chegg, a textbook rental company, is an attempt to answer investors who may be wary that its signature business is becoming obsolete.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 22-Aug. 4

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:23pm
Because we were on hiatus last week, the quiz below covers two weeks of news. How many of these stories have you followed? Take the quiz to see what you know, and to find links to more information.






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College application cycle for 2015 begins

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:50pm

In these lazy days of early August, many rising high school seniors no doubt relish a few more carefree weeks before classes resume. But some are now plunging deep into their college applications.

Indeed, a few have already filed.

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Wis. educator to use Minecraft to teach 8th-graders about government, economics

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
Wisconsin social studies teacher Erich Utrie will use a grant to fund a project, "Minecraft: Government and Economics," in wh -More
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N.J. summer camp prepares students for rigors of AP coursework

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
A New Jersey high school is holding AP Pre-season, a weeklong summer camp to teach the writing, study and critical-thinking s -More
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Some states' lawmakers want to rewrite education standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
In at least a dozen states, criticism of the Common Core State Standards and concern that certain groups were left out of the -More
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Ideas for interactive student assessments

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
Among many strategies for checking student progress, alternative formative assessment is an effective approach that relies on -More
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Survey: Teachers expand use of digital tools

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
Teachers increasingly are using digital tools in new and exciting ways to help students learn, according to a recent survey b -More
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Wash. state 5th-graders paint mural to discourage graffiti, vandalism

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
Fifth-graders from a Vancouver, Wash., elementary school recently painted a nature-themed mural on a storage building to disc -More
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Pa. program teaches students about civil rights movement

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
Some Pennsylvania K-12 students are learning about the civil rights movement and what it means today as part of a six-week pr -More
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NCSS Webinar series -- Mapping the Nation and Get Digital

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
NCSS is offering new webinars to kick-off your school year this September: Mapping the Nation and Get Digital, a webinar seri -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
Too hot to go outside?  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More

$125,000 Salary for Master Social Studies Middle School Teachers!
The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School

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Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:19pm
Potter Stewart, U.S. Supreme Court justice -More
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