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Do parents understand student-data privacy?

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
About 1 in 5 parents participating in a Future of Privacy Forum survey said they realize there are federal laws regarding stu -More
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What do students think about school culture?

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
Only a third of students in fifth through 12th grades perceived their schools' cultures as good, according to survey informat -More
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Girls' letters explain bullying to politicians

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
Three Seattle sixth-graders are recruiting their peers to write leaders in Washington, D.C., to explain bullying and its effe -More
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2016 candidates for NCSS vice-president, Board of Directors

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
The NCSS Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates for the 2016-17 Board of Directors and officer ele
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committees.
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Dec. 26

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2016 - 12:55pm
In observance of Christmas Day, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday, Dec. 26. Publication will resume Wednesday, Dec. 28.
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Calif. students explore themes of Holocaust

NCSS Smartbrief - December 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
About 7,000 students in California's Bay Area explored themes of racism and prejudice while reading "The Children of Willesde -More
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Tools for developing global awareness in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - December 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Cultural competence helps to reduce stereotypes and increase empathy, and can be achieved by students with the help of web re -More
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D.C. schools find success with LEAP training model

NCSS Smartbrief - December 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Officials with District of Columbia Public Schools have adopted a new teacher-training program called Learning Together to Ad -More
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Boost classroom innovation with tech tools

NCSS Smartbrief - December 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Educators are using tech tools to drive innovation in their classrooms.  -More
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Students write international children's books

NCSS Smartbrief - December 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Students in a Virginia school district who participated in the Journeys of My Life project created children's books in Englis -More
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Reading project connects students across the world

NCSS Smartbrief - December 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
First-grade students in one Illinois classroom are reading the same books as students in Thailand as part of the Global Read  -More
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Are you a member?

NCSS Smartbrief - December 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation's
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - December 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te
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4th-graders learn US, Va. history at fort

NCSS Smartbrief - December 16, 2016 - 12:59pm
Fourth-graders from a Virginia school recently explored early US history during a field trip to Fort Monroe National Monument -More
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Educators remain hopeful for promise of 2017

NCSS Smartbrief - December 16, 2016 - 12:59pm
Barnett Berry, founder and CEO of the Center for Teaching Quality, and Jessica Cuthbertson, also of CTQ, say they are hopeful -More
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Education policies expected to change in 2017

NCSS Smartbrief - December 16, 2016 - 12:59pm
The new year will bring Donald Trump as the next president and new education policy decision-makers in some key positions.  -More
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