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Dropping state tests could lead to consequences for Fla. districts

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Some Florida school districts are considering sending a message to state lawmakers by opting out of state tests.  -More
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Tenn. to stay the course with test-based teacher evaluations

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Tennessee is in its fourth year of test-based teacher evaluations, and Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman has no  -More
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How a Minn. teacher uses BYOD with her immigrant students

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Bring-your-own-device programs can be difficult to implement in schools where students are from low-income families or are re -More
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Iowa high-school students encouraged to register to vote

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Cedar Falls High School seniors in Iowa who are nearly eligible to vote recently attended a Rock the Vote program at their sc -More
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Scientists may have solved mystery behind Death Valley's "sliding rocks"

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Scientists studying the "sliding rocks" of California's Death Valley National Park have presented evidence they believe final -More
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Call for members of FASSE Board

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) boa -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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SmartBrief will not publish Monday

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday, Sept. 1.  -More
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A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Novalis, German poet -More
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Ky. students to research history, future of community

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
About 200 high-school students in Morehead, Ky., will start project-based learning work on "My Heritage, My Future" projects  -More
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NBCT: Incorporate educational games in classroom lessons

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
National Board Certified Teacher Michele Huppert challenges educators in this blog post to incorporate educational games in t -More
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Educators compare middle- and high-school teaching experiences

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Middle-grades teacher Ariel Sacks in this blog post shares thoughts from several educators about working in middle and high s -More
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How teachers at one school get more done in less time

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Third-grade teacher Genia Connell says her school adopted the mantra "Work Smarter, Not Harder" to help educators save time a -More
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Flipped instruction takes off in U.S. classrooms

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
Teachers in Utah and nationwide are embracing the flipped instructional method with varied amounts of success.  -More
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La. students help develop plans to improve coastline, water quality

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
A group of high-school students in Louisiana recently attended a summit to develop action plans for restoring the coastline a -More
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Civil War soldier who died at Gettysburg to receive Medal of Honor

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:49pm
President Barack Obama in September will award the Medal of Honor to a Union Army officer, 1st Lt.  -More
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