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Memorial Day marked by students, Scouts

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
Students in schools across the U.S. are marking Memorial Day with events and ceremonies.  -More
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History project combines creativity, freedom for students

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
To finish out the school year, educator Brison Harvey has students complete "20 Percent Google History" projects, inspired by -More
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Instructional method takes learning into the real world

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
Expeditionary learning is similar to project-based learning, but it also incorporates real-world issues, off-campus fieldwork -More

Our nation's history - a new digital experience
The Idea of America™ is a digital, secondary U.S. history program that prepares students for active, engaged citizenship. With dynamic text, video, simulations and more to enrich curriculum and engage students, these 65 case studies span American history from pre-contact to the modern day to foster deep critical thinking, debate and communication. Learn More.

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Measure to train teachers in suicide prevention is weighed in Mont.

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would require the state to develop a course to train educators to help prevent  -More
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How to make BYOD programs a success

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
A chief technology information officer for a Texas school district shares six tips to help other K-12 districts roll out a su -More
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"Shark Tank" exercise offers business experience to Ill. 4th-graders

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
Fourth-grade students at an Illinois school recently designed innovative products, plus business and marketing plans, and pre -More
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Student health initiative brings new water station to school

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
Students and staff at a high school in National City, Calif., are filling water bottles at a new water station.  -More
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Massive Online Open Course -- Improving Historical Reading and Writing

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
Improving Historical Reading & Writing is a free Massive Online Open Course offered June 22 to Sept.  -More
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Summer Webinar Series -- The Reconstruction Amendments: A Constitutional Revolution

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
This series of three webinars concerns the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments and the change in the Constitution that they repres -More
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish May 25

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday in observance of the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S.  -More
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Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:29pm
Peter Drucker, management consultant and writer -More
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Educator: How to improve history instruction

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
History instruction could be improved if teachers shared information with peers teaching other grades, teacher Lauren Brown w -More
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N.Y. educators share resources, tough questions about teaching about race

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
New York educators gained insight into teaching about race relations and the police at a conference organized by New York Uni -More
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Recent events highlight importance of social studies

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
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Ashbrook Weekend Colloquia at Historic Sites for Teachers
Ashbrook at Ashland University provides history and government teachers from across the country with educational resources and opportunities. Applications are now being accepted for colloquia at historic sites like Philadelphia, Charlottesville, and Springfield. Explore primary source documents and experience history where history was made. Application deadline: May 31, 2015. Apply now!

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PLCs bring Ind. teachers together

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
Educators describe a cultural shift toward collaboration after their Indiana district added an eighth period to its intermedi -More
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Maine school to adopt teacher-led leadership model

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
A school in Maine is preparing to launch a one-year pilot program in which it will be led by its teachers.  -More
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Ark. students Skype with Holocaust survivor for project

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
A group of Arkansas seventh-graders recently talked via Skype with a Holocaust survivor in Illinois.  -More
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