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Mentoring program offers guidance to teenage girls

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
A Maryland high school each week hosts a mentoring program for female students.  -More
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2014 NCSS Annual Conference presentations

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Did you miss the annual conference, or are you looking for copies of materials from a conference session you attended?  -More
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Call for manuscripts for Social Studies and the Young Learner

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
If you are an enthusiastic elementary teacher or teacher educator with great ideas that you have implemented in the classroom -More
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SmartBrief readers choose 1st annual Educators' Choice Content Award winners

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Two original content pieces about the Maker Movement struck a chord with SmartBrief readers this year.  -More
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I dwell in Possibility.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Emily Dickinson, American poet -More
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Picasso painting re-created in S.C. high-school history class

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Students in an International Baccalaureate history class in a South Carolina high school recently completed an 8-by-22-foot c -More
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How to spark personalized learning with idea books

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Fourth- and fifth-grade students in one Minnesota school are experiencing personalized learning by keeping digital query book -More
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Vet-Connect brings veterans, their histories to Ga. high-schoolers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
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Would you like a scholar in your classroom?
Ashbrook is bringing collegiate seminars into high school classrooms for free through our Classroom Webinar series. A college professor will lead your students in a discussion of one of the 50 Core American Documents. Each interactive webinar will bring students into a conversation with the professor and with one another. Learn more today.

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Fewer students retained in grades, data indicate

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Grade-retention rates have declined -- dropping from about 3% to 1.5% between 2005 and 2010, according to a recent study.  -More
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Data reveal diversity gap in advanced courses

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Data show students enrolled in advanced courses in high school are mostly affluent, white or Asian.  -More
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Lesson plans to teach students about data breaches, online privacy

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Cyberattacks and data breaches at some major retailers and government websites have been big news.  -More
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Ala. 4th-graders help family in need instead of exchanging gifts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Fourth-graders at Cedar Hill Elementary School in Alabama recently went shopping to buy clothes and other items for a family  -More
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Minn. historical group helps with effort to digitize Swedish-language newspapers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
An effort is underway to create a digital archive of some of the 600-plus Swedish-language newspapers that were published in  -More
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Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework: Exploring Inquiry-Based Instruction in Social Studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
An indispensable guide for teachers implementing the C3 Framework, this new book from NCSS Publications consists of model les -More
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CUFA Retreat

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
The College and University Faculty Assembly will hold its conference retreat next month.  -More
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Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss writer and poet -More
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Ohio teacher uses nutcrackers for week of lessons across subjects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:45pm
Ohio second-grade teacher Barry Sneed recently brought his collection of nutcrackers, currently at 629 pieces, into the class -More
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"Thinking routines" are used for students to observe the world

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:45pm
"Thinking routines" are a series of activities that encourage students to closely observe, carefully consider and then discus -More
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