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Tips to get the most out of professional-learning communities

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Education blogger and high-school teacher Paul Barnwell in this blog post poses five questions he says teachers and administr -More
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Educator: Effective teacher PD drives students' achievement

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Quality professional-development programs for teachers are the single greatest thing that educators can do to help students l -More
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BYOD helps more districts support one-to-one programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
More school districts are inviting students to bring and use their digital devices in the classroom as part of bring-your-own -More
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Scientists in Va. to fold social studies into climate research

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Researchers in Virginia will investigate population growth and the economy, among other topics, as part of a federal grant-fu -More
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S.C. students to plant sequoia trees for the environment, boost tourism

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A group of high-school students in Lexington County, S.C., will plant, care for and keep records on foot-tall sequoia tree se -More
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Answering Ferguson in the Social Studies Classroom: A perspective from St. Louis

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
In this special article for Socialstudies.org, Alexander Cuenca, an NCSS member in St.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference speaker -- Eric Foner

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is one of the country's most prominent historians.  -More

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education
Plymouth State University

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Constitution Day brings civics lessons, activities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Teachers across the U.S. are recognizing Constitution Day -- officially observed Sept.  -More
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How teens' development affects their decision-making capacity

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Adolescents' development in three areas -- identity, independence and peer relationships -- forms their sense of self, writes -More
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New SAT to align with common core

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Students in the class of 2017 will take an overhauled SAT that seeks to redefine what it means to become college ready.  -More
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Backlash against "testing culture" grows in Fla.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Tests are administered on 80 of the school year's 180 days in Florida, and now, some teachers and parents in one district are -More
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More teachers use video games as a teaching tool

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Teachers increasingly are using video games to deliver academic lessons in the classroom, but even as their popularity as a t -More
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Calif. students research, discuss immigration as part of civics initiative

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
More than 200 California high-school students recently gathered to discuss the reasons behind the increase in Central America -More
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Mich. students to write biographies of the elderly for service-learning course

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
A group of Michigan high-school students are participating in an elective service-learning course that pairs them with elderl -More
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What Constitution Day means and why it matters

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
The September 2014 "Social Education" puts the spotlight on past and present civic challenges.  -More
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