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Fla. law eliminates final exams, limits testing

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:42pm
Florida schools will eliminate final exams in all courses under legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.  -More
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How 3 districts make device decisions

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:42pm
Technology leaders with school districts profiled in this article share insights about how and why they've chosen specific de -More
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Wis. high-school students aim to rebuild prairie lands

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:42pm
A Wisconsin high school's students and community volunteers recently helped rebuild the prairie lands near their school.  -More
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Historical records reveal world reaction to Lincoln's death

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:42pm
A recently digitized volume of documents reveals governments and private citizens throughout the world recognized the assassi -More
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Webinar Series: Using Multiple Viewpoints and Multiple Perspectives to Study American History

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:42pm
Beginning May 7, the webinar series will reinforce the advantages of analyzing multiple perspectives and multiple viewpoints  -More
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Webinar: Cultivating a Civic Culture of Learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:42pm
Web Hutchins, the founder of Civics for All, will share how he is engaging students in local communities to support civic lea -More
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If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:42pm
Rumi, poet and theologian -More
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Minn. social studies teacher: Minecraft is "not just a game" for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
Minnesota middle-school social studies teacher Dan Sederquist created an after-school Minecraft Club to help some of his sixt -More
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5 ways to find focus, balance as the school year ends

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
The pace of the school year often accelerates for teachers and students, even as the school year draws to a close, writes Eli -More
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Common Core breathes life into history, social studies in Calif.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
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Bring a Survivor into Your Classroom Today
Tomorrow is Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day. Using primary sources and video testimony from survivors, Echoes and Reflections teaches about the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement and critical thinking among students. Share testimony with your students.

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Teacher-training programs focus on global competence

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
Some teacher-preparation programs are expanding their offerings to include lessons on meeting the needs of students from othe -More
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Research: 39% of those enrolled in MOOCs are educators

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
The majority of users who enroll in massive open online courses are highly educated, with 39% of users saying they are curren -More
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Study: Sharing iPads may enhance learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
IPads can have a positive effect on academic performance and it may increase when students share a device, a recent study fou -More
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Woman thought to have died a slave eulogized as a free woman

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
Hannah Reynolds was a slave when she was wounded in the April 9, 1865, battle that ended the Civil War.  -More
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100,000 ladybugs released by Ariz. students for Earth Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
Students in Peoria, Ariz., recently held a celebration in advance of Earth Day by releasing 100,000 ladybugs into a park.  -More
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Webinar Series: Using Multiple Viewpoints and Multiple Perspectives to Study American History

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
Beginning May 7, the webinar series will reinforce the advantages of analyzing multiple perspectives and multiple viewpoints  -More
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Putting it Into Practice: Case Studies & Lesson Plans About Religious Diversity

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
Putting it Into Practice: Classroom Case Studies and Lesson Plans About Religious Diversity is the last of a four-part webina -More
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