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Mass. district finds success with teacher-led PD

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
A Massachusetts school district recently coordinated a teacher-led professional-development program for about 700 educators.  -More
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Why it's important for teachers to see themselves as leaders

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
Teachers have to be the change they want to see in education, asserts Florida fifth-grade teacher Jerry Wright.  -More
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Students learn reasoning, geography through "Mystery Skype"

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
Fourth-graders at a Wisconsin school are discovering how to guide their own learning as they study U.S.  -More
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Maze challenges Iowa 7th-graders to think about their choices

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
More than 1,200 seventh-graders from three Iowa counties are participating in the Teen Maze, in which they walk a path includ -More
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Md., D.C. students rush to earn service-learning hours for graduation

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
Many high-school seniors in the Washington, D.C., region are scrambling to complete required community service hours.  -More
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Getting More out of Core: Incorporate Religion in Current Classroom Content

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
Getting More out of Core: Incorporate Religion in Current Classroom Content is part three of a four-part webinar series that  -More
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Be an NCSS leader! Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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Indecision and delay are the parents of failure.

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
George Canning, statesman -More
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Del. students' GPS-tracked boat sails to Ireland

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
A Delaware elementary school's fourth- and fifth-graders who have been tracking a wooden boat they designed have been contact -More
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How to integrate close reading into Earth Day lessons

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Teachers should consider integrating a close-reading exercise focused on "The Lorax" by Dr.  -More
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Some states opt out of giving exit exams to students

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Mississippi recently expanded graduation options for high-school seniors by ending a practice that required students to pass  -More
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Va. education board expedites retakes of Standards of Learning tests

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Students qualifying for a second chance to pass the state Standards of Learning test can retake the test sooner under a resol -More
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Students engage with literary characters online

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Some schools in Michigan and Ohio are using a program in which students engage online with literary characters.  -More
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Mass. 6th-grade civics club addresses drug abuse in community

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Members of a Massachusetts elementary school's civics club are focusing on preventing drug abuse in the community.  -More
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Ore. school's students take on cleaning duties

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Some schools teach students about responsibility and ownership by assigning them cleanup duties.  -More
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Promoting Inquiry with Primary Source Documents in the Elementary Classroom

Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
This April 9 webinar will help elementary teachers engage students in US history through selecting appropriate primary source -More
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