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Motherlode Blog: For January, Cooking the Pantry (and Freezer, and Fridge) Dry

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:00pm
In keeping with the frugal spirit of January, this month, we’ll be buying little, and using up a lot.






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New federal guidelines highlight civil rights of English language learners

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:54pm
The Obama administration released guidelines Wednesday that highlight the civil rights of students learning English as a second language, who under federal law are guaranteed targeted help and a high-quality public education.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Redshirting’ Kindergarten-Age Kids Can Lead to Regrets

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:30pm
Because wealthier, better educated parents ‘redshirt’ while others don’t, a kindergarten classroom can include 4-year-olds who have never been to preschool and can’t sit still, and 6-year-olds who are fluently reading chapter books and ready for advanced math.






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Motherlode Blog: When GoFundMe Is the Safety Net

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:30pm
Families and parents using GoFundMe for what should be small setbacks like car repairs and rent increases have been all over my social media of late.






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The Learning Network: Front Page History: Teaching About Selma Using Original Times Reporting

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:49pm
In this lesson we encourage students to become historians — to read original Times reporting on the Selma marches and uncover important distinctions between primary and secondary sources.






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Motherlode Blog: Resolutions for a Year of Change in a Military Family

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:39pm
With deployment hanging over our heads, 2015 will come with incredible challenges for our marriage, our children and ourselves. I’m resolving to take care of myself as well as my children, accept help when we need it, give it where we can and appreciate our beautiful mess.






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Pa. 8th-graders learn about WWII from Holocaust survivor

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:41pm
Eighth-graders from a Pennsylvania middle school recently learned about the Holocaust and World War II during a discussion wi -More
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Teacher: "In-house field trips" with classroom guests engage students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:41pm
Bringing special guests to the classroom is a great way to engage students by offering them a firsthand perspective in an "in -More
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Middle-schoolers explore current events through student-directed discussions

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:41pm
A Minnesota middle-school teacher uses quarterly, student-led class discussions to engage his pupils in social studies lesson -More
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Calif. middle-schoolers debate their way to Common Core skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:41pm
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Earn recertification hours by attending our Saturday Webinars
Our next American Controversies conversation will be Saturday, January 24th at 11:00 AM EST. This month's topic will be "Has America Progressed Beyond Its Founding Principles?" Each webinar is a moderated discussion among scholars, with questions posed by teacher participants from across the country. We aslo offer certificates for all of our online and in-person programs. Register Now!

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Urban teacher-residency program modeled after medical training

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:41pm
The Urban Teacher Center, based in Baltimore, has been able to retain about 75% of teachers who complete their residency prog -More
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