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NASA Mars simulation mission begins in Hawaii

NCSS Smartbrief - November 9, 2016 - 1:23pm
NASA's Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains, or BASALT, mission beginning this week in Hawaii will simulate  -More
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Wis. 7th-graders pitch ideas for vacant site

NCSS Smartbrief - November 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
More than 25 groups of seventh-graders at a Wisconsin middle school recently presented to city planners their proposals for h -More
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Low-pressure writing ideas to engage students

NCSS Smartbrief - November 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
Low-pressure writing assignments can help engage students in the writing process, asserts literacy specialist and graduate sc -More
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Schools target science, social studies literacy

NCSS Smartbrief - November 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
School districts have begun zeroing in on integrating content-literacy standards into science and social studies classes.  -More
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Is Education Dept. overreaching on ESSA?

NCSS Smartbrief - November 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
The US Department of Education in its implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act may be overstepping its authority, acc -More
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Teacher uses Skype to teach students Spanish

NCSS Smartbrief - November 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
A middle-school Spanish teacher is using mystery Skype calls to teach her students a new language.  -More
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Day of the Dead marked in Ala. high school

NCSS Smartbrief - November 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
Students at an Alabama high school recently celebrated the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the D -More
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How wind affected South Pacific migration

NCSS Smartbrief - November 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
People set sail from the Solomon Islands and began colonizing other islands in the South Pacific 3,400 years ago, but there w -More
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Help us celebrate educator voice

NCSS Smartbrief - November 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
Voting for the annual Educators' Choice Content Award has kicked off.  -More
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

NCSS Smartbrief - November 4, 2016 - 1:19pm
Mahatma Gandhi, social reformer and independence movement leader
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Mass. students join together to help refugees

NCSS Smartbrief - October 31, 2016 - 1:28pm
Members of the UNICEF One World Club at a Massachusetts high school are reaching out to local refugees to help them settle in -More
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Veteran teacher reveals what keeps her engaged

NCSS Smartbrief - October 31, 2016 - 1:28pm
The best advice that longtime teacher Tanya Hill has ever received: "Work smart, not hard." In this Q&A, Hill shares why a su -More
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Are more students performing above grade level?

NCSS Smartbrief - October 31, 2016 - 1:28pm
The number of students who perform above grade level in English and math may be higher than previously thought, according to  -More
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Competency-based model piloted in N.H. schools

NCSS Smartbrief - October 31, 2016 - 1:28pm
Several New Hampshire schools are using grant funds to pilot a competency-based learning model with multi-age classes.  -More
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Colo. teacher uses YouTube Live for snow days

NCSS Smartbrief - October 31, 2016 - 1:28pm
A high-school math teacher in Colorado uses YouTube on snow days to help his students keep learning even when school is close -More
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