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Ill. high-school students to serve as election judges

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Dozens of Illinois high-school students will serve as judges at polling places for the upcoming Nov.  -More
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Maine 7th-graders to use technology to track sailor's world travels

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Lewiston Middle School's seventh-graders in Maine will spend the next two years connecting with sailor Zeke Holland and his c -More
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Ideas for using political campaign ads to teach media literacy

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
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Text-Dependent Comprehension of Social Studies Content
Social Studies books for grades K-8 each have an accompanying Text-Dependent Comprehension Card, which provides questions that prompt students to develop evidence-based answers. These unique resources help you improve the understanding of grade-level Social Studies content and engage students in creating effective written responses. FREE sampler.

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Educators: Good things can happen when teacher networks collaborate

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Besides individual teachers connecting to support professional growth, teacher networks also should connect, educators Paul B -More
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Summer externships educate teachers about careers for students

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Teachers in Bartow County, Ga., shared their experiences last week about completing summer externships at local manufacturing -More
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Schools seek to define mobile-device use on campus

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Some school districts have dropped bans on the use of cellphones and other mobile devices on campus, according to this articl -More
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Miss. school draws attention to hunger for World Food Day

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
A Mississippi school recently marked United Nations' World Food Day with lessons about global hunger issues and a canned food -More
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Va. students urge peers to give homecoming flower funds to charity

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Two students at Christianburg High School in Virginia are leading a student government campaign to urge students to donate th -More
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Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
NCSS needs your responses to the Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey.  -More
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C3 Framework at 2014 NCSS Annual Conference

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
The 2014 NCSS Annual Conference will feature many sessions highlighting the exciting, on-the-ground work being done to implem -More
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Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:34pm
Thomas Dewar, Scottish businessman -More
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Texas 6th-graders learn history, agriculture while harvesting school's olives

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Sixth-grade history students at Tejeda Middle School in San Antonio are learning about the historical and cultural significan -More
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Research: Field trips play important role in education

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Field trips that focus on cultural enrichment can make a positive difference in education, according to recent research.  -More
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Free video resources for geography lessons

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
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Join Us for Our Complimentary American Controversies Webinar
Our series continues Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 AM (EST). Ashbrook is pleased to welcome Peter C. Myers (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) and Lucas Morel (Washington and Lee University) to a conversation moderated by Chris Burkett (Ashland University) on the controversial question, "Is the Constitution Pro-Slavery or Anti-Slavery?" Click here to register now.

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White House joins effort to scale back on standardized tests

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
The Obama administration recently offered support for an effort by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council -More
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Ky. teachers share concerns about proposed social studies standards

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Some social studies teachers in Kentucky say they are concerned that the proposed Kentucky Core Academic Social Studies Stand -More
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How schools are using makerspaces

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Makerspaces are helping the schools profiled in this article enrich learning with hands-on lessons.  -More
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Elementary-school students make case for D.C. to adopt official rock

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Students from John Eaton Elementary School recently spoke during a meeting of the District of Columbia Council to urge adopti -More
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