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How to teach the presidential election

NCSS Smartbrief - September 14, 2016 - 1:07pm
The 2016 presidential election provides an effective lesson in civics, say several teachers who are tackling the election in  -More
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Ohio students re-enact history at Pioneer Days

NCSS Smartbrief - September 14, 2016 - 1:07pm
Ohio high-school students recently made history come alive for area fourth-graders at a Pioneer Days event.  -More
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Vt. teachers learn to rock

NCSS Smartbrief - September 14, 2016 - 1:07pm
The nonprofit organization Rock in the Classroom is hosting workshops to teach teachers about ways to integrate the arts into -More
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Principal focuses on PD, student learning

NCSS Smartbrief - September 14, 2016 - 1:07pm
New middle-school principal Shelley Sommers says she plans to work closely with teachers to develop instruction and focus on  -More
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Google enlists teachers to drive tech changes

NCSS Smartbrief - September 14, 2016 - 1:07pm
Google recently tapped eight teachers to help the company improve its Google Classroom technology.  -More
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D.C. students assist with library project

NCSS Smartbrief - September 14, 2016 - 1:07pm
Students from Washington, D.C.'s engineering and architecture high school have been working on one of 20 libraries slated for -More
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App aims to connect students during lunch

NCSS Smartbrief - September 14, 2016 - 1:07pm
Looking for somewhere to sit during lunch? There's an app for that.  -More
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NCSS announces new executive director

NCSS Smartbrief - September 14, 2016 - 1:07pm
National Council for the Social Studies is pleased to announce the selection of Lawrence Paska, Ph.D., as its new executive d
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A special message to social studies teachers from Secretary John King Jr.

NCSS Smartbrief - September 14, 2016 - 1:07pm
U.S. Secretary of Education John King Jr.
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Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -- only in constant improvement and constant change.

NCSS Smartbrief - September 14, 2016 - 1:07pm
Tom Peters, writer and management consultant
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Lessons on 9/11 have become required in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - September 12, 2016 - 1:54pm
The 9/11 terrorist attacks took place 15 years ago -- before the majority of today's K-12 students were born -- and have beco -More
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4 tips for designing learning spaces

NCSS Smartbrief - September 12, 2016 - 1:54pm
There are four things to consider when designing learning spaces, writes Fred Ende, assistant director of curriculum and inst -More
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Schools work to meet needs of refugee students

NCSS Smartbrief - September 12, 2016 - 1:54pm
School districts nationwide are taking steps to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of the estimated 61,000 refugee -More
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Public weighs in on testing rules under ESSA

NCSS Smartbrief - September 12, 2016 - 1:54pm
More than 100 educators, parents and advocates submitted comments about proposed testing rules under the Every Student Succee -More
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Wyo. schools blend STEM, social sciences

NCSS Smartbrief - September 12, 2016 - 1:54pm
Officials with school districts in Wyoming say they have been able to balance a focus on science, technology, engineering and -More
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