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Why one district is spending more on field trips

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:12pm
A California school district has increased spending on field trips based, in part, on input from students at an alternative h -More
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Study reveals potential side effects of school-turnaround efforts

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:12pm
Policies aimed at turning around struggling schools may have a negative effect on preparing students for college, according t -More
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How technology can make civics more engaging to students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:12pm
Using digital media is one way for educators to boost students' interest in civics education.  -More
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S.C. students promote wearing life jackets, water safety

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:12pm
High-school students in South Carolina recently worked with the Lake Wylie Marine Commission and the local sheriff's office t -More
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N.Y. high-schoolers to study history, culture during trip to Cuba

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:12pm
About 30 students from a high school in Sag Harbor, N.Y., will start planning for a February trip to Cuba to study the countr -More
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Becoming Integrated Thinkers: Case Studies in Elementary Social Studies -- New from NCSS Publications!

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:12pm
At a time when social studies is being curtailed in elementary schools, the contributors to this book show that it is still p -More
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Summer Webinar Series -- The Reconstruction Amendments: A Constitutional Revolution

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:12pm
This series of three webinars concerns the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments and the change in the Constitution that they repres -More
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It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 1:12pm
Thomas Huxley, scientist -More
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N.Y. students study artists Andy Warhol, Peter Max, create art

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:32pm
Dutchess Day School students in Millbrook, N.Y., are exploring the role of art in social activism during 1960s America throug -More
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What do iconic images have to do with close reading?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:32pm
Historic newspaper photographs or viral social media images can help students develop close reading and visual literacy skill -More

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Delayed Monday gives Tenn. teachers time to collaborate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:32pm
A Tennessee school district starts the day 45 minutes later on Mondays to give teachers time to work together.  -More
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N.J. district to use video simulations for PD

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:32pm
School leaders in a New Jersey district will have a new tool at their disposal to assist in leadership training.  -More
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Tips to help schools plan for innovation

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:32pm
Innovation can be effective only when schools have a clear vision of what they are and what they should be for students, asse -More
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"Women on 20s" voters want Harriet Tubman's image for $20 bill

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:32pm
Voters participating in the "Women on 20s" campaign have chosen abolitionist Harriet Tubman to replace President Andrew Jacks -More
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Mont. 5th-graders help restore land near creek

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:32pm
Fifth-graders at Rattlesnake Elementary School in Montana recently helped plant trees and pulled weeds to restore native vege -More
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2015 Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 1:32pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2015 Robert H.  -More
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