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Discovery Leads Yale to Revise a Chapter of Its Black History

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:42pm
Edward Bouchet has long been recognized as the school’s first African-American graduate, but newly uncovered records suggest another man earned that distinction nearly 20 years earlier.
    





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The Learning Network: Turn Down the Volume: Researching the Science of Sound and Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:17pm
In this lesson, we offer several ways to learn about hearing and hearing loss.
    





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Say goodbye to the 2400-point SAT

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:32pm

The SAT is undergoing yet another makeover, ditching some of the more obscure words on the vocabulary section and dropping the essay requirement (the essay will now become optional).

And it is reverting to the 1600-point score system that made SAT scores a quick and understandable shorthand (rather than a complicated “Wait, what’s that score on the new scale?” riddle), moving away from the 2400-point scale that arrived in 2005 along with the essay.

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A New SAT Aims to Realign With Schoolwork

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:18pm
The College Board said it would eliminate obligatory essays and cut obscure vocabulary words in an effort to make its college admission exams focus on important academic skills.
    





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Test yourself: Sample questions from the current SAT

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:18pm

The College Board plans to launch a revised SAT admission test in 2016. Here are a few sample and practice questions that illustrate portions of the current version of the test, drawn from The College Board’s Official SAT Study Guide.

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SAT to drop essay requirement and return to top score of 1600 in redesign of admission test

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:15pm

The SAT college admission test will no longer require a timed essay, will dwell less on fancy vocabulary and will return to the familiar 1600-point scoring scale in a major overhaul intended to open doors to higher education for students who are now shut out.

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N.C. 8th-graders research local history for book project

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:44pm
Two classes of eighth-grade history students at East McDowell Junior High in Marion, N.C., worked with historians to learn ab -More
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How to make "living history" lessons academically meaningful

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:44pm
Re-enacting historical events should be memorable as well as guided by a core skill or concept that makes it academically mea -More
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How all teachers can integrate music in lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:44pm
Music education, when it is even available, typically begins in about third grade, writes Rourke O'Brien, the president and f -More

New - A fully online MA Degree in History and Government
The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University announces a fully online Master of Arts Degree designed with the social studies teacher in mind. The degree is designed to provide secondary school teachers with the content expertise they need to develop civic literacy in the next generation of American citizens, while fitting in to the teacher's busy schedule.

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Iowa selects districts to develop teacher-leadership systems

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:44pm
The Iowa Department of Education has selected 39 school districts to pilot a program to develop teacher-leaders.  -More
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Calif. middle school expands learning with Chromebook program

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:44pm
A California district recently launched its first one-to-one computing program by distributing 700 Google Chromebooks to stud -More
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Ill. students raise awareness about hunger with soup bowls

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:44pm
Students from Freeport High School in Illinois are taking action against hunger by creating and selling bowls they made in ar -More
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Texas students help school boost recycling program

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:44pm
Student council members at Caddo Grove Elementary School in Texas recently helped bring 55 recycle bins to the school after l -More
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CUFA Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:44pm
The College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of NCSS invites proposals for scholarship to be presented at its Annual Me -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:44pm
As part of our commitment to providing professional learning opportunities, NCSS is offering session recordings from the 93rd -More
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