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Editor's Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
With its new Editor's Choice Content Award, SmartBlog on Education will recognize two educators each month for creating conte -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
H.L. Mencken, American journalist -More
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Pa. 8th-graders choose African-Americans for Mount Rushmore-like monument

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Nearly 300 eighth-graders from Mars Middle School in Pennsylvania recently worked together in social studies and language art -More
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Teacher ties literature lessons to events in the Ukraine

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Sixth-grade teacher Kevin Hodgson writes in this blog post about how he was able to use Dr.  -More
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Race to the Top's successes touted by Obama administration

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
The White House this week released data on progress under Race to the Top, noting gains on the National Assessment of Educati -More
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Calif. district considers cutting back on electives

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
A California school district is considering reducing the number of credits needed to graduate to 210 from 240 -- equal to thr -More
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Ideas to integrate digital literacy into core subjects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Digital literacy can be "infused" throughout the curriculum of core subjects, writes Jennifer Carey, academic technology dire -More
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Ill. Senate passes students' Endangered Species Day resolution

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
A resolution drafted by Illinois high-school seniors to advocate for endangered animals has been approved by the state Senate -More
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Neb. students create butterfly mural inside child-protection center

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Students from Westside High School in Omaha, Neb., have used their artistic talents to brighten up a long, gray hallway at Pr -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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Most people have to talk so they won't hear.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
May Sarton, Belgian-American writer -More
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Wis. students explore Civil War through theater, trip to historic site

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
A group of Wisconsin high-school students, who recently viewed a Civil War-themed play by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, vi -More
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Civics-focused magnet school in N.Y. to expand in fall

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
The Magnet School for Civics in the Community in New York, otherwise known as I.S.  -More
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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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