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Should states or districts turn around failing schools?

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
District-led efforts to turn around schools have been more effective than state-led efforts in Tennessee, according to a rece -More
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College offers online course to help teachers become tech-savvy

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Iowa State University is offering an online master's program to help teachers learn how to more effectively integrate technol -More
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Ill. high-schoolers design, sew quilts in women's history course

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Students at an Illinois high school recently learned about the history of quilting as part of a women's history course at the -More
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Pa. sisters teach Sanskrit to students at public library

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Teenage sisters Havisha and Vihisha Bache in Clarks Summit, Pa., are teaching Sanskrit to students ages 5 to 11 at the public -More
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2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors Elections

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
The election for the 2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors is open through Jan. 15.  -More
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C3 Framework resources

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Learn more about the instructional shifts needed to help students achieve the goals of the new ELA/literacy Common Core State -More
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Friday

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
In observance of the New Year's holiday, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Friday, Jan. 1.  -More
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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

NCSS Smartbrief - December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Aldous Huxley, writer -More
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District attorneys help Mass. 8th-graders hold a mock trial

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Eighth-graders at a Massachusetts middle school recently learned about courtroom procedures during a staged mock trial at the -More
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Tips to keep students engaged in class this month

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
It often can be difficult to keep students engaged in December, teacher Tricia Ebner writes in this blog post.  -More
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Report: Less than 10% of Race to the Top funds went to evaluations

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
States spent more than half of the $1.3 billion Race to the Top funds in ways that directly supported educators, according to -More
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4 ways to use Voxer in schools

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Some teachers and school leaders are using Voxer -- an application that allows users to send and receive voice, photo and tex -More
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Ill. elementary students use recycled bottle caps for mural project

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Students at an Illinois elementary school recently helped design a wall mural made up of nearly 3,000 bottle caps to raise aw -More
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Students learn math while collecting books for charity

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Eighth-graders at an Indiana middle school learned math concepts while collecting books for local charities.  -More
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2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors Elections

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
The 2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors is now open! Voting closes Jan. 15.  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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SmartBrief will not publish Friday

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
In observance of the Christmas holiday, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Friday, Dec. 25.  -More
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One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

NCSS Smartbrief - December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Helen Keller, writer and political activist -More
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Alaska students help connect sons of Iwo Jima veteran

NCSS Smartbrief - December 21, 2015 - 2:04pm
Japanese-language students at an Alaska high school recently helped connect the son of US Army veteran James W.  -More
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Cold-case projects enhance Ill. students' research skills

NCSS Smartbrief - December 21, 2015 - 2:04pm
A historic cold-case project based on the PBS show "History Detectives" has helped eighth-graders at an Illinois school devel -More

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We have posted all HMH® session resources to the Sessions section of our conference website. Download these materials to inspire curiosity in your classroom today.

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