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Fla. schools mark anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with personal stories, programs

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Social studies teacher Bobbi Jo Grieve shared her personal memories and connections to the attacks of Sept.  -More
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How teachers can encourage positive attitudes about school

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
The start of a school year can be a negative experience for some students, writes Richard Curwin, director of the graduate pr -More

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Mont. teachers connect on Twitter for PD, peer support

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Montana has adopted its own educator hashtag, #mtedchat, and more teachers are using it as they connect on Twitter, post link -More
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N.C. district expands mentor program for new teachers, principals

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
A North Carolina school district plans to revive its mentoring program to provide 20 additional coaches to new teachers and u -More
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1 Calif. district goes "all in" with technology

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
A California school district has gone "all in" with technology to support 21st-century learning, writes Bob Nelson, superinte -More
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Mass. students build garden beds to help feed homeless veterans

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Students in Massachusetts recently participated in the "Build a Bed, Keep a Vet Fed" project in which they built 15 raised ga -More
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Del. schools, groups offer increased support for LGBT students

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Middle schools, high schools and advocacy groups in Delaware are working to offer more support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and  -More
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Why vote? 5th graders take informed action

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
What does the C3 Framework look like in a fifth-grade classroom?  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful.

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
John Wooden, American basketball coach -More
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Teachers, students gain web access to 100 objects from British Museum

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
Students and teachers will be able to view images of and learn about 100 objects from the British Museum through an online re -More
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Can music improve teaching, learning?

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
Using music in the classroom helps to engage students, who will retain more information when it is set to a tune, writes Naph -More
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Fla. district reverses decision to opt out of tests

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
A Florida school district that voted last week to opt out of state standardized tests has rescinded the vote.  -More
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Ind. relaxes its standards for new teachers

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
Indiana no longer will require formal education training for new teachers under a recent decision by the state's board of edu -More
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Survey: Schools increasingly use mobile technology

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
Mobile technology is becoming more popular in today's classrooms, according to a recent survey.  -More
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Books, blogs to help S.C. students connect with peers in France

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:40pm
French-immersion students at a South Carolina middle school will connect to peers in France by writing to each other, reading -More
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