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La. elementary students highlight Native Americans

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
First- and second-graders at Peabody Montessori Elementary School in Louisiana recently dressed in Native American-inspired a -More
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Novelist mentors Md. 3rd-graders for NaNoWriMo project

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
Maryland third-grade teacher Jessica Ellis and novelist Juliana Barnet have partnered to improve students' writing through th -More
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Texas education board's textbooks lack preliminary approval

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
The Texas Board of Education was not able to gather the votes needed for preliminary approval for nearly 100 new social studi -More
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N.Y. high-schoolers learn rights, police interaction guide

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
New York Civil Liberties Union trainers recently visited East Side Community High School in New York to teach students their  -More
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Obama seeks superintendents' backing to expand schools' digital access

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
During a meeting at the White House Wednesday with dozens of school superintendents, President Barack Obama announced a plan  -More
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Calif. 8th-graders help write resolution on community violence

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
Some eighth-graders have helped write a resolution that urges the San Francisco Unified School District to step up efforts to -More
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International games help students experience other cultures

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
Some students in Florida are learning about games played in other parts of the world.  -More
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Conference Highlight: NCSS Film Festival

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
NCSS presents three compelling films on contemporary issues at the Annual Conference in Boston: "Documented"; "Freedom Summer -More
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Cast your vote for the 2014 Educators' Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
SmartBlog on Education this year launched a monthly Editor's Choice Content Award, which recognizes content written by educat -More
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Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
H. Emilie Cady, American author -More
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What happened when a history teacher redesigned a lesson?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
U.S. history teacher Jody Passanisi wrote a year ago about redesigning a lesson on types of governments.  -More
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Study: Most schools' coverage of American Indian history dates to pre-1900s

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
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Free samplers at the NCSS Conference or online
Visit Booth 901 at the NCSS Conference to obtain a free sample of innovative Social Studies resources that make grade-level content accessible and engaging for diverse students, including text pairs at two different reading levels, ESL or bilingual materials, and multi-leveled Reader's Theater scripts based on historic documents. Stop by our booth or click here.

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Minn. educators share ideas, resources for social studies standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
A group of educators from nine Minnesota school districts recently gathered to discuss the revised social studies standards d -More
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How school leaders should coach a coach

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Coaching an instructional coach can be challenging, school district leaders Charles Young and Lisa Gonzales write.  -More
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Should performance be part of teacher training?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Some educators such as teacher Amanda Siepiola -- profiled in this article -- use performance to engage students.  -More
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How are school districts managing mobile devices?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
A growing number of school districts are working to take the responsibility for managing classroom devices out of the hands o -More
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Mass. students urge peers to register to vote in December election

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Students in a civic engagement class at B.M.C.  -More
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Holocaust victim's dress designs displayed at Wis. museum

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 2:45pm
Eight dress designs of Hedy Strnad, a Jewish seamstress who did not survive the Holocaust, are on display at the Jewish Museu -More
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