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Spending bill would end funding for Race to the Top, Common Core

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:45pm
A federal spending bill under consideration by lawmakers would eliminate all funding for the Race to the Top program.  -More
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Ohio education board votes to eliminate special hiring rules

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:45pm
The Ohio State Board of Education this week voted 14-5 to abolish the state's so-called "5 of 8" rule that requires districts -More
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Experts debate long-term effects of technology use

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:45pm
Technology can play a distracting role in students' educational careers, according to recent research.  -More
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Mo. students harvest, sell honey to help to fire victims

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:45pm
A group of 28 seventh- and eighth-graders at Camdenton Middle School in Missouri have harvested honey from a campus beehive a -More
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How technology is helping one rural town change its course

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:45pm
A rural Alabama school district has been working since 2009 to revive the larger community through technology.  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:45pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:45pm
Dennis Gabor, Hungarian-British electrical engineer and physicist -More
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S.C. teacher brings students to watch her become U.S. citizen

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Pakistan native Fareeha Qazi recently became a U.S.  -More
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Research finds academic merit in field trips

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
A recent study found lasting benefits of school field trips among students who went to see live theater performances of plays -More

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Groups partner to help Ariz. preschool teachers earn degrees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Public-private partnerships are helping more preschool teachers in Tucson, Ariz., obtain more training and earn degrees in ea -More
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NYC teachers use data to inform lessons, classroom management

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
An innovative school in New York City is on the cutting edge of using data to improve teaching and learning -- showing that f -More
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Teachers can take a cue from Google to encourage innovation

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Technology firms, including Google, have found success with a strategy that allows employees to spend one-fifth of their time -More
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Va. county's car decal competition for students sets record for entries

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
The Arlington County, Va., treasurer's office received 113 designs from high-school students for its annual car tax decal com -More
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Campaign by Calif. boys brings in 2,400 letters for Santa, charity donation

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
Brothers Joey and Olly Ajluni in Visalia, Calif., recently led a writing project that resulted in more than 2,400 letters to  -More
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NCSS awards selection committees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
NCSS is looking for members to serve on awards selection committees.  -More
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Religion, social studies and you

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
This four-part webinar series will focus on ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches for addressing different fai -More
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Last chance to vote for the 2014 Educators' Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 2:36pm
SmartBlog on Education this year launched a monthly Editor's Choice Content Award, which recognizes content written by educat -More
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