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Neb. to apply for NCLB waiver

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
The Nebraska State Board of Education is preparing to apply for a waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind.  -More
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5 takeaways from L.A.'s botched attempt at a one-to-one iPad program

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
There are five lessons that educators nationwide can learn from the controversial iPad initiative launched by Los Angeles sch -More
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Students in D.C. get a taste of Thai food, culture

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Students at a Washington, D.C., elementary school were recently visited by officials from the Royal Thai Embassy and served T -More
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Elementary-school students in Canada encourage city to mandate recycling

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
The Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, City Council has heard from elementary-school students promoting citywide recycling.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference phone app

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Attending the conference?  -More
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Annual Conference highlight: Welcome Dance

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Put on your dancing shoes and join Boston's best dance band, As You Like It, at the NCSS Welcome Dance, sponsored by Nystrom  -More
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Mass. educators engage students in voting, election topics

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Students in a senior constitutional law class at a Massachusetts high school have been discussing whether voting is a right o -More
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How 2 teachers use musical parodies in history lessons

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Musical parodies can be used to help students' sense of history lessons -- especially when they create the lyrics themselves  -More

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Colo. receives results of new social studies exams

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Results for Colorado's new science and social studies tests show 17% of fourth- and seventh-graders scored at the two highest -More
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Early learners get lessons in typing

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
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School tech director shares tips for expanding wireless

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Lessons learned during the expansion of a Pennsylvania district's Internet capacity could provide a road map for others, Joe  -More
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How tablets can help educators remove learning barriers

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Tablet-based technology is helping therapists and special-education teachers in some Minnesota schools remove learning barrie -More
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Retired school leader donates education collection to Smithsonian

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently received an 800-piece gift representing two centuries of educa -More
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Students mix math, history to create replica of U.S. flag

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Students at a Washington state elementary school learned math and history by donning red, white and blue ponchos and creating -More
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Follow the Annual Conference on Twitter

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Follow @Ncssnetwork on Twitter for program updates, changes, reminders, special offers and reports on speakers and sessions.  -More
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Get connected

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:01pm
Connect with your NCSS member colleagues on Connected, the NCSS member networking site.  -More
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