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How a consensus document can engage students in current events

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
Educators can take different approaches to exploring current events, including holding class debates.  -More
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Texas students live-chat with astronaut in space

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
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Social Studies Resources Help Diverse Learners Succeed
Text pairs, leveled books, and Reader's Theater scripts enable K-8 students at a range of reading levels to access complex Social Studies content and respond with evidence-based answers. Engaging material is combined with text-dependent questions and explicit support for improving the comprehension of informational text and Social Studies topics. FREE sampler.

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OECD offers 4 recommendations for teacher professionalism

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
Teacher professionalism needs improvement worldwide, according to an international study by the Organization for Economic Coo -More
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Microcredentials become trend in teacher PD

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
Two school districts profiled in this commentary use microcredentials -- or digital badges -- for teachers' professional deve -More
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Calif. 5th-, 6th-graders staff on-campus "Genius Bar"

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
A group of fifth- and sixth-grade students in California have opened their school's version of Apple's Genius Bar.  -More
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Technology helps high-schoolers print yearbooks as keepsakes

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
High-school journalism students across Kansas City, Kan.  -More
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Survey: Letters, texts help colleges attract underrepresented students

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
Letters and text messages from prospective colleges are useful in attracting black, Latino and low-income students who would  -More
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N.C. district seeks to raise awareness about food insecurity

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
A North Carolina school district is working to educate the community about the area's struggle with food insecurity following -More
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Be an NCSS leader! Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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C3 Framework resources

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
Learn more about the instructional shifts needed to help students achieve the goals of the new ELA/literacy Common Core State -More
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If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least 10 times.

February 17, 2016 - 1:47pm
Art Linkletter, radio and TV personality -More
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S.C. students reflect on church shooting's role in US history

February 15, 2016 - 1:05pm
Students at a South Carolina high school often discuss the shooting that occurred at the nearby Emanuel AME Church and its ro -More
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How teachers can provide better feedback to students

February 15, 2016 - 1:05pm
Students crave feedback, asserts Elyse Scott, a retired English teacher.  -More
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Okla. teachers take Smithsonian's virtual "Let's Do History" tour

February 15, 2016 - 1:05pm
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Free Webinar-Effective Holocaust Instruction Tools
Register today for a 2-part webinar on 3/3 from the leader in Holocaust education, Echoes and Reflections. Receive classroom-ready lessons, learn effective teaching strategies, and gain access to primary source materials and video testimony for teaching this difficult topic.

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Education Department highlights 2 states' testing models

February 15, 2016 - 1:05pm
The US Department of Education recently offered states guidance on federal testing guidelines and highlighted two testing mod -More
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Lower scores on ACT essay prompt concern

February 15, 2016 - 1:05pm
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Do iPads improve teaching, learning?

February 15, 2016 - 1:05pm
Educators Jeanne Carey Ingle and Tanya Moorehead in this commentary share five takeaways from research on the use of iPads in -More
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35 Mich. schools host musical tribute to healthy eating

February 15, 2016 - 1:05pm
Milk Means More, a campaign of the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, recently launched an initiative to promote nutrition ed -More
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Ill. students become registered voters

February 15, 2016 - 1:05pm
Students at an Illinois high school recently attended a voter registration drive at their school.  -More
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