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How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:56pm
Benjamin Disraeli, former British prime minister -More
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How to create thoughtful history, social studies lesson plans

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Finding a balance between spontaneity and well-crafted lesson plans for social studies and history can be a challenge, especi -More
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Australian students explore personal family ties to WWI service members

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
A renewed interest in history is taking place at Goondiwindi State High School on the New South Wales-Queensland border in Au -More
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Calif. students study life story of Cesar Chavez

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
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Connecting with the Past
The Ashbrook Center sponsors a series of colloquia at historic sites that invite teachers to connect with key people and ideas from American history. During a recent colloquium at Mount Vernon, teachers connected with our first president on a deeper level. Their inspiring takeaways can be found here.

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Educators' group opposes ending some social studies tests in Okla.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
The Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies has expressed opposition to a state Senate bill that would end the mandate for th -More
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Should schools change students' grades based on AP exam scores?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
A recent review found that some high schools in Orange County, Fla., raise the grades of Advanced Placement students based on -More
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Ohio district's electronic library grows with help of NBA star

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Akron Public Schools students in Ohio now have access to a growing catalog of electronic books, thanks to donors that include -More
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Calif. agriculture students, teachers protest proposed cuts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
More than 50 students from four California high schools and their teachers recently traveled to Sacramento to rally against p -More
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Elementary-school students send cards to peers after Wash. landslide

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Wildwood Elementary School's student council in Puyallup, Wash., recently led their peers in a schoolwide card-writing campai -More
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NCSS Tuesday webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Through June 10, NCSS presents a different professional development every Tuesday evening.  -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
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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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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