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Civil War Day brings reenactments to Ill. middle school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
An Illinois middle school recently held its annual Civil War Day event, which included the firing of a Civil War-era cannon  -More
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Wyo. Supreme Court justices field questions from students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Students from five Wyoming high schools recently had the opportunity to observe the state judiciary in action when state Supr -More
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Teacher shares ideas for exploring concepts of Utopia, unintended consequences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Teacher Amber Chandler describes how she improved students' understanding of the themes of dystopian novel "The Giver" throug -More
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What to expect when full Senate debates NCLB rewrite

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
The U.S. Senate education committee last week passed a bipartisan rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  -More
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Educator: Boost media literacy with study of presidential campaigns

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Students can improve their media literacy skills to "see through the spin and fluff" of presidential campaigns, according to  -More
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Curriculum aims to help students excel in the digital world

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
While students today have grown up with technology, many are unsure of how it works behind the scenes and how to use it effec -More
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Mich. students jump rope for the American Heart Association

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Students at a Michigan elementary school recently raised about $18,000 for the American Heart Association through a Jump Rope -More
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Webinar Series: Using Multiple Viewpoints and Multiple Perspectives to Study American History

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Beginning May 7, the webinar series will reinforce the advantages of analyzing multiple perspectives and multiple viewpoints  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Your Money: Navigating the Thickets of Student Loan Counseling

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:24am
Studies show that the required counseling given to incoming college students often is dense, confusing and completed at the busiest time of the year.






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Georgia campus closed in debate over racism, patriotism, free speech, terrorism

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:23am
Valdosta State University officials canceled classes and urged nonessential employees to stay away from campus Friday as police braced for an influx of thousands of protesters and searched for a student — believed to be armed and dangerous — who has described himself as a terrorist against white people.Read full article >>






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Feds urge schools and colleges to appoint Title IX coordinators

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:16am
The U.S. Education Department issued guidance Friday reminding schools that they must designate an employee to oversee their efforts to comply with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities.Read full article >>






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Higher Education: College for the Masses

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:04am
New studies show how a four-year degree greatly benefits even marginal students.
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