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Va. 8th-graders seek to turn 1-room schoolhouse into museum

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
Eighth-graders at a private school in Virginia are working on restoring a 123-year-old, one-room schoolhouse that once served -More
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Reading choices may help students avoid summer slide, research shows

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
A recent study suggests that allowing students to pick books to bring home to read during the summer can prevent learning los -More
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Federal legislation aims to protect student data

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
Lawmakers in the U.S.  -More
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Ohio Senate panel suggests cutting back on standardized tests

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
The Ohio Senate Advisory Committee on Testing is recommending that schools administer standardized tests once each year, rath -More
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How to build effective Web-based lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
Teachers seeking to create Web-based lessons should look for high-quality sites and incorporate collaborative tasks as well a -More
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Middle-schoolers' films focus on human rights

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
Seventh-graders at an Illinois middle school researched human-rights issues and created documentaries or public-service annou -More
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Mass. students gain world perspective from pen pals

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
High-school students received a global perspective by connecting as pen pals with peers attending a school for Tibetan refuge -More
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Webinar -- Inquiry in the Social Studies Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
The new Common Core State Standards combined with the C3 Framework, demand teachers attend to higher order thinking skills, w -More
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Becoming Integrated Thinkers: Case Studies in Elementary Social Studies -- New from NCSS Publications!

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
At a time when social studies is being curtailed in elementary schools, the contributors to this book show that it is still p -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award: Meet the winners

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators, that inspires readers  -More
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Think for yourselves, and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
Voltaire, philosopher and historian -More
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Students reflect on unrest in Baltimore

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Students in Maryland and Ohio are among those discussing the protests and violence that have taken place in Baltimore.  -More
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Report reveals achievement gaps in history, civics, geography

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Eighth-graders' overall average scores in geography, civics and U.S.  -More
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Teacher shares ideas to inspire, energize lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Maintaining inspiration and energy as the year winds down is important because it sets a tone for students as they head into  -More
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9-month residency program preps beginner teachers for the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Rider University in New Jersey has partnered with a district to offer a residency-based program called TEACH First Class to t -More
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Market is ripe for boom in educational video games, experts say

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Leaders from the U.S.  -More
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