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NCSS Annual Conference proposal reviewers

NCSS Smartbrief - February 3, 2016 - 1:40pm
Help shape the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., by becoming an online proposal reviewer.  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - February 3, 2016 - 1:40pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Colo. students share family histories in podcast

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
A fifth-grade class in Colorado has created a podcast, "The Immigration of Room 121," that enables students to share their st -More
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Students get first-hand lessons on Iowa caucus session

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
High-school students enrolled in an Advanced Placement government class in Ohio recently traveled to Iowa to learn about the  -More
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Teacher: How simulated assembly lines teach STEM, history

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
Simulated assembly lines can be used to teach students about history, teamwork, plus science, technology, engineering and mat -More
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3 activities to help teachers get below the surface of learning

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
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Middle School Resources Help Diverse Students Succeed
Text pairs with matching content at two reading levels make grade-level social studies material accessible, and the Famous People, Famous Words Reader's Theater scripts engage mixed-ability groups in active learning about historic documents, authors and events. Language-leveled social studies sets for ELs also improve content comprehension. FREE Sampler.

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N.Y. scraps timed standardized testing

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
New York soon will end the practice of timing standardized tests administered to students in third through eighth grade.  -More
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Obama seeks $4B to expand computer science education

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
President Barack Obama is seeking $4 billion in federal funding to expand access to computer science education.  -More
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Farm-to-school program teaches Wis. students about nutrition, agriculture

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
The Holmen School District in Wisconsin is teaching students about farming and healthy eating through gardens at each school. -More
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Lifting the lid on London's many-layered history

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
London sits on the detritus of its past, and construction workers digging foundations or tunnels routinely stumble across anc -More
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Be an NCSS leader! Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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C3 Framework resources

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
Learn more about the instructional shifts needed to help students achieve the goals of the new ELA/literacy Common Core State -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - February 1, 2016 - 1:20pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Mont. 7th-graders devote passion projects to improving the world

NCSS Smartbrief - January 29, 2016 - 1:12pm
Seventh-grade social studies students in Montana recently chose passion projects to work on to make the world a better place. -More
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How to make project-based learning more memorable for students

NCSS Smartbrief - January 29, 2016 - 1:12pm
Memorable learning experiences are engaging, hands-on and involve taking risks, says Rushton Hurley, a speaker and education  -More
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Va. district superintendent: Refugees help foster global education

NCSS Smartbrief - January 29, 2016 - 1:12pm
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Report: US spends less per pupil for 3rd straight year

NCSS Smartbrief - January 29, 2016 - 1:12pm
Per-pupil spending in K-12 schools in the US declined for a third consecutive year, according to federal data.  -More
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