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Putting it Into Practice: Case Studies & Lesson Plans About Religious Diversity

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:03pm
Putting it Into Practice: Classroom Case Studies and Lesson Plans About Religious Diversity is the last of a four-part webina -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:03pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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Virginia student earns admission to all eight Ivy League schools, and others

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:22pm
Even at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a top-ranked magnet school, senior Pooja Chandrashekar stands out among her brainiac peers.She’s got a 4.57 grade-point average, scored a 2390 (out of 2400) on the SAT, and aced all 13 of her Advanced Placement exams. She also founded a national nonprofit organization that encourages middle-school girls to participate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Why the Senate’s proposed No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t go far enough

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:06am
Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who is chairman of the Senate education committee, and ranking Democrat Sen. Patty Murray of Washington state recently reached an agreement on a rewrite of No Child Left Behind that, if it were to become law, would significantly reduce the federal role in local public education.Read full article >>






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New York City charters leave thousands of seats unfilled despite exploding demand, study finds

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:30am
New York City’s charter schools are leaving thousands of seats unfilled each year despite ballooning demand and long waiting lists, according to an analysis of public data to be released Friday.The decision not to fill seats that are left vacant by departing students deprives other deserving students of places in the schools, the report argues. It also means that charter schools can appear to be improving, according to proficiency rates on standardized tests, even as the absolute number of children scoring proficient declines each year, it says.Read full article >>






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Religious-Freedom Laws Add to Schools' Complex Duties

Education Week - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 8:31am
Recent controversies over statutes aimed at protecting religious beliefs offer a reminder of challenges school administrators face in dealing with the sensitive issue of religious accommodation.
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A Message to Congress on ESEA: Superintendents State Their Case

Education Week - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 8:31am
Seventeen school superintendents explain why the ESEA testing mandate should remain in effect for the reauthorization of the law.
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Where to apply — and not to apply — in Round 2 of the D.C. school lottery

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 6:00am
The D.C. public school system published a new Web tool showing schools that still have seats available for families planning to participate in the second round of the citywide school enrollment lottery.Read full article >>






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Forum: Should Students Sit on Sexual Assault Panels?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:59am
Government guidelines say they shouldn’t, students say they should. The pros and cons.






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