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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Sept. 5

NCSS Smartbrief - September 2, 2016 - 12:54pm
In observance of the Labor Day holiday in the US, SmartBrief will not publish Monday, Sept. 5.
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Tenn. students learn about Sept. 11 from retired NYPD lieutenant

NCSS Smartbrief - August 31, 2016 - 1:12pm
Eighth-graders at a Tennessee middle school recently learned about the Sept.  -More
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Ideas for election-year civics lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - August 31, 2016 - 1:12pm
Fourth-grade teacher Mary Tarashuk in this blog post shares ideas and resources for teaching about the upcoming presidential  -More
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Do high-school students need homework?

NCSS Smartbrief - August 31, 2016 - 1:12pm
There are three key questions teachers should ask before deciding whether to eliminate homework.  -More
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School year starts with teacher-led PD in Va. district

NCSS Smartbrief - August 31, 2016 - 1:12pm
A Virginia school district put teachers in charge of professional-development sessions with back-to-school training time.  -More
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How animation can enhance history projects

NCSS Smartbrief - August 31, 2016 - 1:12pm
Middle-school teacher Jennifer Hesseltine in this blog post describes how incorporating animation into history projects excit -More
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In-school grocery store offers real-world math lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - August 31, 2016 - 1:12pm
Students at a Texas middle school are learning real-world math by creating and managing a grocery store at the school.  -More
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Digital technology reveals ancient, nearly invisible rock art in Chile

NCSS Smartbrief - August 31, 2016 - 1:12pm
Nearly invisible rock paintings in Chile that had been obscured by erosion have been revealed using specialized digital techn -More
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I am suffocated and lost when I have not the bright feeling of progression.

NCSS Smartbrief - August 31, 2016 - 1:12pm
Margaret Fuller, journalist and activist
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Neb. 6th-graders go camping to unify, learn about the environment

NCSS Smartbrief - August 26, 2016 - 12:50pm
A group of 100 sixth-graders from a Nebraska middle school will participate in a weekend camp focused on creating unity.  -More
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Calif. students learn about S.C. Gullah culture through song, dance

NCSS Smartbrief - August 26, 2016 - 12:50pm
First- through third-graders at a California school recently learned about the Gullah culture of South Carolina's Low Country -More
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Report identifies economic disparities among neighboring districts

NCSS Smartbrief - August 26, 2016 - 12:50pm
Poverty rates among school-age children can differ significantly between neighboring school districts, according to a report  -More
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Behavior, school culture change with restorative justice in D.C.

NCSS Smartbrief - August 26, 2016 - 12:50pm
A high school in Washington, D.C., is striving to improve students' behavior and change the school's culture with the adoptio -More
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How technology can improve teacher collaboration

NCSS Smartbrief - August 26, 2016 - 12:50pm
School leaders can serve as role models for incorporating technology by showing teachers how such tools can increase collabor -More
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Food-literacy lessons go beyond recipes in Ky. classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - August 26, 2016 - 12:50pm
Teaching students from low-income families about food literacy presented a challenge, writes Kentucky high-school educator Jo -More
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N.M. high-schoolers join effort to preserve historic mission

NCSS Smartbrief - August 26, 2016 - 12:50pm
A group of New Mexico high-schoolers and others have been working to preserve the ruins of San Gregorio Mission, one of three -More
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