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Tenn. 5th-graders learn, seek to inspire more service projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Fifth-graders in Greeneville, Tenn., chose to clean and repaint a bus stop, then tidied up a playground during a project they -More
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What the process of making can teach today's students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Teachers Gayle Allen and Lisa Yokana write in this blog post about how the process of making and creating hones specific skil -More
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Utah considers whether to renew NCLB waiver

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Utah's state school board is expected to decide in August whether to renew its waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind or r -More
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Report examines distribution of federal special-education funds

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
A report by the New America Foundation suggests that the formula used by the U.S.  -More
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How to make the most of social media in education

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Social media has a lot of potential in the classroom and beyond -- when used properly, eSchool News managing editor Laura Dev -More
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Pa. students' create app to encourage witnesses to report bullying

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
A Pennsylvania high school's Gay-Straight Alliance/No Place for Hate student group recently won first place in an Anti-Bullyi -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Stephen Covey, American writer and educator -More
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Wash. state librarian, teacher collaborate on oral history project

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Carrie Bowman, a librarian in Washington state, reached out to high-school global studies teacher Mike Radow with an idea for -More
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How to ask questions to develop higher-order thinking in students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students often are not asked a range of questions in the classroom that promote higher-order thinking and help them reach the -More
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Conn. issues guidance to schools on developing social studies curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Connecticut's Board of Education recently issued guidance that aims to help create a curriculum that includes economics, geog -More
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Calif. district to require ethnic-studies courses for graduation

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The El Rancho Board of Education in California recently agreed to make ethnic-studies courses a graduation requirement, start -More
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Can tech tools improve the grading process?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Google Drive tools enable teachers to provide individualized and timely feedback, while engaging students in self-reflection, -More
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Pa. students learn about art while painting murals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students who are a part of the Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project in Pittsburgh are learning art concepts while -More
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Colo. woman completes Amelia Earhart's last flight plan

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
A former television reporter, named for the famed aviator Amelia Earhart, finished a journey of more than 28,000 miles around -More
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Nominations due tomorrow for the Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2014 Robert H.  -More
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