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How 11 teachers manage cellphones in the classroom

November 9, 2015 - 1:07pm
Eleven teachers share how they handle cellphones in the classroom if the devices become a distraction, including one teacher  -More
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Students pitch business plans in study of early American investors

November 9, 2015 - 1:07pm
Fifth-graders at a South Carolina school created business models and pitched their plans to local business leaders.  -More
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N.C. students help curb hunger among classmates

November 9, 2015 - 1:07pm
Students at a North Carolina high school have opened and now operate an on-campus food pantry for peers.  -More
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C3 Framework at the NCSS Annual Conference

November 9, 2015 - 1:07pm
The 2015 Conference will include a special strand that will focus on the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework.  -More
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The NCSS Conference in your pocket

November 9, 2015 - 1:07pm
Attending the conference?  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

November 9, 2015 - 1:07pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.

November 9, 2015 - 1:07pm
John Shedd, writer -More
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Wis. students portray Holocaust victims in living history museum

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
A Wisconsin school's seventh-graders recently portrayed victims and survivors of the Holocaust for a living history museum pr -More
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Mass. school studies popular podcast across curriculum

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
A Massachusetts school this year changed up its One School, One Book summer program by instead listening to the first season  -More
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How to bring Thanksgiving season into classroom writing assignments

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
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Visit HMH at Booth #601 during NCSS in New Orleans
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Learn more about HMH activities during NCSS

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Transgender students have right to use locker rooms, federal government says

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
The US Department of Education this week said an Illinois school district violated a transgender student's rights by denying  -More
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Study: 42 states, D.C. tie teacher reviews to student scores

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
Forty-two states and the District of Columbia have policies that tie student growth and achievement to teacher reviews -- up  -More
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Skype helps Neb. students solve geographic mystery

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
Fifth-grade teacher Brad Luce used Skype and an application called Voxer to connect his Nebraska students to a "mystery" clas -More
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Male teachers serve as mentors for N.C. students

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
The principal of a North Carolina school has focused on hiring male teachers to serve as role models.  -More
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Va. middle-schoolers rewire ride-on toys for students with disabilities

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
Sixth-grade students participating in a Virginia school's after-school program are rewiring electrical circuits and making ot -More
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Volunteer opportunities -- Rho Kappa Advisory Board and NCSS Committees

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees, the Rho Kappa Honor Society Advisory Boa -More
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Follow the Annual Conference on Twitter

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
Follow @NCSSNetwork on Twitter for program updates, changes, reminders, special offers and reports on speakers and sessions.  -More
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Out of clutter, find simplicity.

November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist -More
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How song parodies can help students synthesize historical events

November 4, 2015 - 1:34pm
Parodies of familiar songs can be useful tools to help students learn about historical events, eighth-grade history teachers  -More
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