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How social media can transform professional development

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
Professional development can be never-ending for teachers who are taking to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to -More
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Educators in Hawaii can apply for "teacher leader" licenses

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
The Hawaii Teacher Standards Board offers a "teacher leader" licensing field to recognize educators for accepting extra leade -More
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How to set up an "in-class" flipped classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
Former middle-grades educator Jennifer Gonzalez in this blog post offers tips and describes the challenges of implementing an -More
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Minn. students raise money to buy food, pack meals to feed the hungry

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
Public-school students in Kimball, Minn., organized a service project and recently came together to pack enough food to make  -More
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University student decodes 1,800-year-old letter from Egyptian soldier

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
A three-year project to decode an 1,800-year-old letter written by an Egyptian soldier to his family has ended.  -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
The NCSS Live Learning Center features selected NCSS Annual Conference Session recordings to keep you current on the trends i -More
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Are you a member?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation's  -More
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Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
Satchel Paige, American baseball player -More
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Ill. 4th-graders visit historical homes to learn about life in the 1800s

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Fourth-graders at Whiteside Elementary School in Belleville, Ill., recently toured two historical homes to learn more about l -More
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Pa. students invest in finance lessons with school's bank

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Students at two Pennsylvania schools are making cash and check deposits into their own savings accounts as part of a program  -More
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Tips to help teachers choose informational texts for the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
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Leaders in Holocaust Education Offering No-Cost PD
Echoes and Reflections, a no-cost professional development program, offers primary sources, informational texts, and visual history testimony from witnesses to help teach about the Holocaust and address Common Core Standards. Join over 20,000 educators across the country. Find a program near you.

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Examining the history -- and future -- of standardized testing

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Standardized testing first became a K-12 education policy matter in the early 1980s.  -More
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Mont. school's Platinum Program honors students who take advanced classes

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
A Montana school has established a program designed to honor the efforts of top students.  -More
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How to teach digital literacy with limited technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
All students should have digital access but there remains a disparity among some schools, particularly in rural areas, writes -More
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Fla. 7th-graders prompt county to install crossing signs for threatened birds

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
A civics class project has prompted seventh-graders from Umatilla Middle School in Lake County, Fla., to ask the Lake County  -More
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N.J. 8th-graders study pond's quality for World Water Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Eighth-graders from Bloomfield Middle School in New Jersey recently worked in groups to test water samples of a pond near the -More
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2014 NCSS Board of Directors election results

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Peggy Jackson, a teacher at Moriarty High School in Moriarty, N.M., has been elected as vice president of the National Counci -More
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