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Movement to limit student data-collection gains steam

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
Recent surveys show a growing number of parents and others are concerned how students' data will be used by private companies -More
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Mass. teachers use technology to gauge students' understanding

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
Four teachers at a Massachusetts elementary school are using technology that allows students to type answers into remote-like -More
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Obama writes letter to Md. students to recognize their community service

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
Ninth-graders at John F.  -More
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Wis. students run businesses for Valentine's Day fundraiser

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
Third-grade students in Stevens Point, Wis., have requested a loan from their elementary school's parent-teacher organization -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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Social studies teacher assesses students with Founding Fathers projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
California middle-school social studies teacher Aaron Brock experimented this year with using a history poster project as a w -More
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The benefits of flipped-mastery instruction in the social studies classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
Connecticut social studies teacher Tom Driscoll turned to flipped instruction after realizing his high-school students were f -More
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Ky. teachers learn from each other in PLCs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
A Kentucky high-school principal and teachers have turned around their struggling school by focusing on data to determine stu -More
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Fla. educator explains the importance of mentors for beginning teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
It is important for novice teachers to have mentors they can rely on, asserts David Cutler, a high-school history teacher in  -More
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Why students need to learn about the digital trail they leave online

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
Some schools are teaching students about online citizenship and their "digital footprint" -- the comments, photos and other m -More
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S.C. 8th-graders interview civil-rights leader in D.C.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
A pair of eighth-graders from Mount Pleasant, S.C.  -More
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Mass. 5th-graders to take their classroom to the community

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
Fifth-grade students at Amesbury Middle School in Massachusetts will be venturing out into their community to learn about eig -More
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NCSS professional development webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
NCSS presents the 2014 Social Studies Professional Development Series.  -More
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Be an NCSS leader! Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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I have never been hurt by what I have not said.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/22/2014 - 2:36pm
Calvin Coolidge, 30th U.S. president -More
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Pa. social studies teacher uses video games instead of textbooks

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/20/2014 - 1:49pm
Students already are playing video games at home, so why not turn their hobbies into teaching tools, says Jeff Mummert, teach -More
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