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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - December 14, 2016 - 1:51pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te
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A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.

NCSS Smartbrief - December 14, 2016 - 1:51pm
Robert Oxton Bolt, screenwriter and playwright
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How to help students see different viewpoints

NCSS Smartbrief - December 12, 2016 - 1:43pm
Encouraging students to consider others' perspectives can help them learn and analyze facts to support their views, teacher S -More
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Engaged or compliant? How to tell

NCSS Smartbrief - December 12, 2016 - 1:43pm
There are eight indicators that signal whether students are engaged in a classroom activity, suggests John Almarode, an assoc -More
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Graduation trends pose challenges for colleges

NCSS Smartbrief - December 12, 2016 - 1:43pm
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education in a recent report predicts stagnant high-school graduation rates amon -More
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How one teacher changed homework practices

NCSS Smartbrief - December 12, 2016 - 1:43pm
Educator Samantha Hulsman in this blog post explains how she has transformed her homework assignments into tasks that are me -More
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Social media connects students in Mass., Nepal

NCSS Smartbrief - December 12, 2016 - 1:43pm
Students at a Massachusetts middle school are participating in a cultural exchange with a school in Nepal.  -More
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Can clean clothes improve attendance?

NCSS Smartbrief - December 12, 2016 - 1:43pm
Students at eight schools in Baltimore will have access to on-campus washers and dryers as part of a pilot program aimed at i -More
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Economy program helps teach financial lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - December 12, 2016 - 1:43pm
Teachers at a Mississippi elementary school have adopted the My Classroom Economy program, which teaches students real-world  -More
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Every child is an artist until he's told he's not an artist.

NCSS Smartbrief - December 12, 2016 - 1:43pm
John Lennon, singer and songwriter
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Ohio students ask how they can help the world

NCSS Smartbrief - December 9, 2016 - 12:59pm
Fifth- and sixth-graders at an Ohio school recently interviewed a panel of local leaders about issues in their community, inc -More
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What the N.D. protests can teach school leaders

NCSS Smartbrief - December 9, 2016 - 12:59pm
Recent protests over a proposed pipeline in North Dakota hold many lessons for school leaders, including remembering the powe -More
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Does the Civil Rights office have a future?

NCSS Smartbrief - December 9, 2016 - 12:59pm
The US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights received 16,720 complaints during the 2016 fiscal year -- more than  -More
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Education Dept. takes on school-prison pipeline

NCSS Smartbrief - December 9, 2016 - 12:59pm
The Every Student Succeeds Act prioritizes "timely re-enrollment" in school for students who are transitioning out of the juv -More
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Library of Congress expands digital access

NCSS Smartbrief - December 9, 2016 - 12:59pm
The Library of Congress will make some of its historic maps available through the nonprofit Digital Public Library of America -More
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NYC works to fill gaps for homeless students

NCSS Smartbrief - December 9, 2016 - 12:59pm
Homeless students in New York City who live in shelters encounter obstacles when accessing education, according to the Indepe -More
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N.H. school's media class changes with times

NCSS Smartbrief - December 9, 2016 - 12:59pm
The English faculty at a New Hampshire high school have been teaching a media-literacy class for years, but it has changed to -More
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