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How to create thoughtful history, social studies lesson plans

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Finding a balance between spontaneity and well-crafted lesson plans for social studies and history can be a challenge, especi -More
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Australian students explore personal family ties to WWI service members

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
A renewed interest in history is taking place at Goondiwindi State High School on the New South Wales-Queensland border in Au -More
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Calif. students study life story of Cesar Chavez

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
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Connecting with the Past
The Ashbrook Center sponsors a series of colloquia at historic sites that invite teachers to connect with key people and ideas from American history. During a recent colloquium at Mount Vernon, teachers connected with our first president on a deeper level. Their inspiring takeaways can be found here.

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Educators' group opposes ending some social studies tests in Okla.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
The Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies has expressed opposition to a state Senate bill that would end the mandate for th -More
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Should schools change students' grades based on AP exam scores?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
A recent review found that some high schools in Orange County, Fla., raise the grades of Advanced Placement students based on -More
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Ohio district's electronic library grows with help of NBA star

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Akron Public Schools students in Ohio now have access to a growing catalog of electronic books, thanks to donors that include -More
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Calif. agriculture students, teachers protest proposed cuts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
More than 50 students from four California high schools and their teachers recently traveled to Sacramento to rally against p -More
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Elementary-school students send cards to peers after Wash. landslide

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Wildwood Elementary School's student council in Puyallup, Wash., recently led their peers in a schoolwide card-writing campai -More
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NCSS Tuesday webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Through June 10, NCSS presents a different professional development every Tuesday evening.  -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
The NCSS Live Learning Center features selected NCSS Annual Conference Session recordings to keep you current on the trends i -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
With its new Editor's Choice Content Award, SmartBlog on Education will recognize two educators each month for creating conte -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
H.L. Mencken, American journalist -More
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Strauss: Teacher: Over-tested zombies are invading my classroom

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:06pm

What are the effects of over-testing on students? Mary Tedrow, who teaches high school English in Virginia, explains. Tedrow co-directs the Northern Virginia Writing Project and is a National Board Certified Teacher as well as a member and past fellow of the Teacher Leaders Network. She blogs at Walking to School.

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Strauss: Teacher: Over-tested zombies are invading my classroom

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:06pm

What are the effects of over-testing on students? Mary Tedrow, who teaches high school English in Virginia, explains. Tedrow co-directs the Northern Virginia Writing Project and is a National Board Certified Teacher as well as a member and past fellow of the Teacher Leaders Network. She blogs at Walking to School.

Read full article >>
    





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Push to Rid City of Classrooms That Are Anything but Temporary

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:46pm
Over 7,000 city students are learning in trailers, which were intended to be a temporary solution to crowded schools but are a testament to the struggle to keep up with teeming neighborhoods.
    





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Push to Rid City of Classrooms That Are Anything but Temporary

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:46pm
Over 7,000 city students are learning in trailers, which were intended to be a temporary solution to crowded schools but are a testament to the struggle to keep up with teeming neighborhoods.
    





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Motherlode Blog: How to Talk to Your Teenager About Pornography

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:38pm
Even researchers who can’t point to definitive evidence that pornography harms teenagers say parents should talk to their children about what they might see online. What should that conversation look like?
    





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Motherlode Blog: How to Talk to Your Teenager About Pornography

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:38pm
Even researchers who can’t point to definitive evidence that pornography harms teenagers say parents should talk to their children about what they might see online. What should that conversation look like?
    





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