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R.I. students study Thanksgiving from different perspectives

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
Some Rhode Island educators are expanding the view of Thanksgiving by encouraging students to look at the holiday from a vari -More
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How a teacher uses See-Wonder-Think to teach Greek mythology

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
Sixth-grade students in David Cooper's social studies class are learning about Greek mythology through lessons, including wor -More
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Education Department proposes rules for teacher training

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
Teacher-training programs would be required to track multiple measures for graduates under proposed rules recently released b -More
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Washington, D.C., seeks to expand blended-learning programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
More schools in Washington, D.C., are adopting blended-learning programs.  -More
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Texas high-school students participate in Congress Pilot Contest

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
High-school students in Texas recently participated in a mock legislative assembly during the University Interscholastic Leag -More
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Ind. students' food drive helps families in need

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
Third- and fourth-graders in the Spirit Club at Fairview Elementary School in Indiana recently collected 1,000 items during a -More
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From the Social Education archives: Harvest ceremony -- Beyond the Thanksgiving myth

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
While the modern story of Thanksgiving describes the original feast as a friendly gathering of neighbors, in reality it had m -More
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"Beyond Pilgrim Hats and Turkey Hands: Using Thanksgiving to Promote Citizenship and Activism"

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
In this article from the September/October 2010 "Social Studies and the Young Learner," the authors share four strategies to  -More
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SmartBrief will not publish Nov. 28

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the NCSS SmartBrief will not publish on Friday, Nov. 28.  -More
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Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:21pm
Leo Rosten, Russian-American teacher and writer -More
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Motherlode Blog: Intensive Thanksgiving

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:27pm
Before he lost his ability to speak, one of my son’s favorite questions was, “Mommy, what are you thankful for?” Over the Thanksgiving we spent in the intensive care unit, I continued to answer the question he could no longer ask.






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New York Schools Lose Millions Amid an Inquiry, Comptroller Says

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:34am
The comptroller, Scott M. Stringer, said New York City had so far missed out on receiving as much as $120 million from the federal government because of an investigation into the Education Department.
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