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More students taking, passing AP exams

NCSS Smartbrief - February 27, 2017 - 1:45pm
More students -- 645,000 in 2006 compared with 1.1 million in 2016 -- are taking Advanced Placement exams, according to data  -More
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College Board aims to improve test security

NCSS Smartbrief - February 27, 2017 - 1:45pm
Officials with the College Board have announced plans to help curb cheating on the SAT.  -More
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NYC's ELL graduation rate drops

NCSS Smartbrief - February 27, 2017 - 1:45pm
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Survey reveals online-learning trends

NCSS Smartbrief - February 27, 2017 - 1:45pm
A survey of more than 2.5 million students and teachers in 160 countries reveals online-learning trends among high-school and -More
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US has 5 million ELL students

NCSS Smartbrief - February 27, 2017 - 1:45pm
There are about 5 million English-language learners in US schools -- or about 1 of every 10 students.  -More
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Etiquette lessons can build students' confidence

NCSS Smartbrief - February 27, 2017 - 1:45pm
Students at an Alabama middle school learned about table manners and etiquette as part of their exploratory cooking class.  -More
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Conference proposal deadline is today!

NCSS Smartbrief - February 27, 2017 - 1:45pm
The deadline for submitting a proposal to present at the 2017 NCSS Annual Conference is today -- Monday, Feb. 27.
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Teaching and learning African American history

NCSS Smartbrief - February 27, 2017 - 1:45pm
LaGarrett J.
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Artifacts teach students about George Washington

NCSS Smartbrief - February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Fifth-graders at two Maryland elementary schools recently explored the life of President George Washington in honor of his 28 -More
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Connecting students to history with fiction

NCSS Smartbrief - February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Historical fiction can deepen students' understanding of difficult topics, such as slavery and the Holocaust, and offer stude -More
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R.I. takes steps to personalize learning

NCSS Smartbrief - February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Officials in Rhode Island are developing a statewide vision for personalized learning in K-12 schools.  -More
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Students use virtual reality to tour Old West

NCSS Smartbrief - February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Fourth-graders explored an 1850s-era western frontier town in a Colorado school district's new virtual-reality lab created wi -More
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Teacher: How to make games "hub" of learning

NCSS Smartbrief - February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Games can be the "hub" of learning in a classroom, asserts social studies teacher Matthew Farber.  -More
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Geometry students build Little Free Libraries

NCSS Smartbrief - February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Geometry students at one Colorado school honed their skills with a hands-on project by building small lending libraries for s -More
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Mindfulness practices aim to calm stress in school

NCSS Smartbrief - February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Students in some Baltimore schools are working to reduce stress through mindfulness and meditation.  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te
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Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.

NCSS Smartbrief - February 24, 2017 - 1:06pm
Stephen R. Covey, educator, writer and speaker
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