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Despite challenges, mobile devices gain favor in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Some early research supports the use of mobile devices to enhance classroom learning, but challenges also remain, according t -More
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Ga. 1st-graders lobby for state's naming of official mammal

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
First-graders from a school in Georgia wrote letters and testified in legislative committees to lobby lawmakers to choose the -More
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70,000 Civil War-era photographs acquired by Yale University

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University recently purchased more than 70,000 Civil War-era photograph -More
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Promoting Inquiry with Primary Source Documents in the Elementary Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
This April 9 webinar will help elementary teachers engage students in US history through selecting appropriate primary source -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Mahatma Gandhi, social reformer -More
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Wis. high-schoolers study DNA for family history project

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
History students at Oak Creek High School in Wisconsin are expanding their family history project to include some science.  -More
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Pa. 6th-graders share interests during "Genius Hour"

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Sixth-graders at Sandy Run Middle School in Pennsylvania recently presented on various topics during "Genius Hour." The stude -More

Attend Ashbrook Saturday Webinars and Earn Recertification Hours
Join scholars and teachers from across the country on April 11th at 11:00 AM EST as our conversation about "American Controversies" continues with Are Congress and the Courts Too Strong or Too Weak? Our web series examines themes and ideas in American history through the use of primary documents and thoughtful discussion. Listen to previous discussions and register for upcoming webinars today.

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Costs related to teacher turnover hit $2.2B per year

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Teacher turnover in U.S.  -More
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What role does technology have in hiring educators?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Technology has helped a New York state district make teacher hiring more strategic and efficient, suggests Jeremy Grant-Skinn -More
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Research: How texting can improve academic performance

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Texting between teachers and students may help improve communication and increase engagement in learning, writes Scott Hamm,  -More
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Ill. youth group urges city to make public parks smoke-free

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Students with the Youth Leadership Academy in Illinois are campaigning to make public parks in the city of Elgin smoke-free,  -More
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Student-run cafes to meet federal nutrition guidelines

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Students who operate cafes at two North Dakota high schools will adjust menu options to meet federal nutrition standards, sch -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Promoting Inquiry with Primary Source Documents in the Elementary Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
This April 9 webinar will help elementary teachers engage students in US history through selecting appropriate primary source -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award: Meet the winners for March

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators, that inspires readers  -More
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To praise is an investment in happiness.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
George Adams, newspaper columnist -More
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Tenn. students' history project brings Tuskegee Airman to school

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:02pm
Two Tennessee high-school students, Logan Miller and Maya Harris, recently spent the day with Lt. Col.  -More
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