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Colo. students write, record song about historic trading post

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Students at Centennial Elementary School in Colorado have turned a recent field trip to an 1800s trading post into a song tit -More
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3 lessons to teach students how to answer their own questions

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Teachers in student-centered classrooms must allow students to become comfortable with the unknown and then teach them the sk -More
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Group seeks to add civics test to graduation requirements

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Recent research shows that American adults may be lacking in their knowledge of basic civics.  -More
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Ore. graduation rates to include students earning modified diplomas

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Schools across Oregon will see a 2% rise on average in its graduation rates after state officials have decided to count stude -More
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New whiteboards mean hands-on learning for Mass. students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Whiteboard technology is helping elementary-school students in one Massachusetts district learn core subjects such as math an -More
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Ill. students write letters to thank WWII veteran for his service

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Students from an Illinois high school are among those who have sent thousands of letters, cards and drawings to World War II  -More
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Author of banned books discusses truthful writing with Ala. students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Author Chris Crutcher recently spoke to a group of Alabama high-school students about why he uses strong language in his writ -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference Speaker -- Anthony Chávez

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Raised in the farm worker movement his grandfather, Cesar Chavez, founded, Anthony Chavez grew up participating in United Far -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers t -More
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A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Mahatma Gandhi, Indian civil rights leader and political activist -More
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Ga. students' depict Native Americans' experience in Spanish missions

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
Eighth-grade social studies students at West Chatham Middle School in Georgia recently built replicas of Spanish missions whi -More
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5 ideas for structuring groups to enhance student learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
Group work should be build with solid structure to ensure it provides students with opportunities to engage in independent, c -More
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History curriculum proposal spurs protest among Colo. students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
Hundreds of students at several Jefferson County, Colo., high schools left their classrooms in protest this week over a schoo -More
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Questions about education policy remain 25 years later

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
In September 1989, state leaders summoned by President George H.W. Bush, gathered to shape U.S. education policy.  -More
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Ways technology integration can transform the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
When fully integrated into the classroom, educational technology can be used to improve teaching and engage with colleagues,  -More
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