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Md. high-schoolers gather thousands of shoes to send to Kenya

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:36pm
Students at South River High School in Maryland have joined the nonprofit group Think Kindness to gather 3,500 pairs of shoes -More
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Students in urban L.A. school's health class grow food

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:36pm
Muir Middle School students in South Los Angeles participate in the American Heart Association's Teaching Gardens program thr -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:36pm
The NCSS Live Learning Center features selected NCSS Annual Conference Session recordings to keep you current on the trends i -More
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NCSS webinar call for proposals

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:36pm
NCSS is looking to continue to bring the best online educational programming available to the social studies profession in th -More
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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:36pm
William Shakespeare, British playwright and poet -More
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Canadian students' videos showcase community's WWII heritage

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Students in Collingwood, Ontario, recently shared videos they produced to document the community's role in World War II.  -More
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Educator promotes her profession with #TeachingIs campaign

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Florida educator Julie Hiltz and a colleague are behind the #TeachingIs campaign, in which educators are encouraged to share  -More
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How schools can be more productive during faculty meetings

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Sometimes faculty meetings can be more frustrating than beneficial or informative, writes Naphtali Hoff, a former educator an -More
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Studies identify "diversity gap" among teachers, students

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Recent studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association have identified a wide "diversity -More
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Here are the things teachers want digital tools to do

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
"Standards gaps" exist where digital resources are unavailable or do not meet the needs of teachers, according to a report fr -More
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Pa. high school's newspaper staff takes stand against use of "Redskins"

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Neshaminy High School's student newspaper editors and members of the Neshaminy School Board in Pennsylvania are at odds over  -More
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Ill. 3rd-graders take action to help monarch butterflies

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Third-graders at Dennis Lab School in Decatur, Ill., recently planted milkweed seeds in starter pots that will later be moved -More
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Integrating map tools in the social studies classroom

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Join us on May 8 for this webinar on using online map tools to engage students and enhance professional practice for teachers -More
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NCSS awards

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications our 2014 awards and grants, including: Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of  -More
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The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer -More
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N.H. French-language students link past, present on trip to Canada

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:23pm
Eighth-graders in a French-language class at Hampton Academy in New Hampshire recently traveled to Quebec City, Canada, to pr -More
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Service-learning project helps Ore. students boost skills, connect with activists

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:23pm
Students at an Oregon high school developed literacy skills through an interdisciplinary service-learning project in which th -More
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Fla. could enact new grading system for schools

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:23pm
Lawmakers in Florida have adopted a new school-grading system that relies largely on scores from standardized tests in langua -More
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