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School districts adjust to new education-funding climate

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
In 2011, per-pupil spending fell for the first time in 40 years, according to the U.S.  -More
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Iowa state board to consider 3rd-grade reading mandate

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
The Iowa State Board of Education will consider a policy that requires third-graders who fail reading assessments to attend s -More
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Pa. district establishes "academy" to train teachers on technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
A school district in Pennsylvania is using a "Technology Academy" model to train teachers in technology without additional fu -More
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Possible budget cuts prompt student protest at Hawaii school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
Possible cuts to the school library, including the reduction of a library media specialist's position to part-time, prompted  -More
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Students make, sell ceramic bowls to help pay for field trips

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
Students in second through sixth grades at Fireweed Academy in Homer, Alaska, have made ceramic bowls and plan to sell them f -More
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Call for proposals -- 2014 Annual Conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
NCSS is seeking proposals to present at the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference in Boston. The deadline to submit a proposal is Feb.  -More
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Be an NCSS leader! Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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Democracy is a small hard core of common agreement, surrounded by a rich variety of individual differences.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/10/2014 - 3:03pm
James Conant, American chemist, university president and diplomat -More
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Pa. student's research project leads teacher to seek historical marker

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
Eighth-grader Dylan Haney's history research project has uncovered details of a little-known massacre that is believed to hav -More
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Students study Montana's ties to China, design tangram puzzles

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
Victor Elementary School's fifth- and sixth-graders who have been studying China's cultural influence on western Montana rece -More
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Ill. teachers co-author book on state highway

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
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Bring the Prohibition Era alive — Free Lesson Plan Download
January 16th marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment and the beginning of the Prohibition Era. Download our totally free lesson plan on the Prohibition Era. Students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal — on December 5, 1933.

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Wyo. district to use project-based learning to engage students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
The Natrona County School District in Wyoming this fall plans to introduce project-based learning in its middle and high scho -More
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Not all states receptive to high-tech overhaul of GED

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
The move to a computer-only General Educational Development test has led to some competition for the 71-year-old exam, which  -More
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Teacher predicts more BYOD, "unconferences" in the new year

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
2014 will bring an acceleration in the use of students' personal devices in the classroom, according to Ronen Habib, a teache -More
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Amazon service brings efficiency to Kindles in schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
Since October 2012, Amazon has offered the Whispercast service to schools and businesses -- allowing them to manage multiple  -More
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N.Y. school affected by Sandy thanks Pa. students with mural

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
Juniata Gap Elementary School in Altoona, Pa., later this week will unveil a mural from a New York school during its annual D -More
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N.C. 5th-graders lead school's recycling efforts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
Six fifth-graders from Old Fort Elementary in North Carolina have been presenting their research on the benefits of recycling -More
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2014 NCSS Board of Directors elections

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
The 2014 Elections for the NCSS Board of Directors takes place beginning in February. Members of good standing as of Dec.  -More
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