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Pa. teacher uses grant to enhance students' learning about the Civil War

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
History teacher Ross Farmer used a $750 grant to buy a 150-year-old canteen, artillery shells and other Civil War-era artifac -More
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Mass. students highlight history to mark community's 250th anniversary

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Seventh-graders in Newburyport, Mass., will mark their community's 250th anniversary when their Port Projects showcase local  -More
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Okla. weighs bill that would cut social studies testing in 2015

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit testing not mandated by federal law -- ending social studies te -More
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Wash. state drops graduation-project requirement

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Washington state has adopted a law that eliminates a requirement that students complete culminating projects to graduate from -More
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N.Y. names team of advisers for potential ed-tech spending

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
New York Gov.  -More
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Conn. 6th-graders write letters, visit lawmakers to support Alzheimer's bill

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
A group of sixth-graders from East Ridge Middle School in Connecticut recently went a step further on a project about Alzheim -More
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Ga. students care for on-campus fruit, nut trees

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Students in a Georgia school district are raising vegetables and flowers in school gardens, and now have added caring for fru -More
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NCSS Tuesday webinars

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Through June 10, NCSS presents a different professional development every Tuesday evening.  -More
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Mel Miller Outstanding Social Studies Leader Award

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
National Social Studies Supervisor Association annually presents the Mel Miller Outstanding Social Studies Leader Award to an -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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When all else is lost, the future still remains.

Mon, 04/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Christian Nestell Bovee, American writer -More
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How historical fiction can boost social studies lessons

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Historical fiction can make it easier to tie together lessons in a wide-ranging social studies curriculum, writes fourth-grad -More
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Mo. middle-schoolers conduct research to honor local Vietnam veterans

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Students from Steelville Middle School in Missouri have launched projects to honor Vietnam veterans from their area and state -More
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Generate geographical questions using 19th-century chart

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
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Ore. educators collaborate to improve students' access to higher education

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Educators from 20 Oregon school districts and local colleges are working in professional learning communities to develop ways -More
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Collaboration is increasing among school librarians, teachers

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
School librarians and teachers have experienced more collaboration as school libraries become centers for research and techno -More
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Fla. school's blended learning teaches students to work independently

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
A Florida middle school is piloting a blended-learning history course that has students complete online lessons at their own  -More
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