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NCSS Annual Conference speaker -- Jose Antonio Vargas

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in th -More
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To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:25pm
Thomas Edison, American inventor -More
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NYC students study, make films about FDR's 4 freedoms

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
A group of New York City students with special needs are working on mini-films about President Franklin Roosevelt's four free -More
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Colo. students learn state's history in one-room schoolhouse

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Some students in kindergarten through fourth grade recently learned about early frontier life during a weeklong summer camp a -More
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Tenn. proposal calls for elementary cursive instruction

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
The Tennessee State Board of Education recently gave preliminary approval to new standards for cursive writing instruction.  -More
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Texas educators plan for future of education

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Education historian Diane Ravitch criticized the shift toward high-stakes testing at a conference for educators in Texas.  -More
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How to shift workflow to a digital platform

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Setting up classroom procedures and workflows for a digital platform, such as Google Apps for Education, can be complicated,  -More
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Historians study U.S. Civil War soldiers' use of graffiti

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Wartime graffiti was used in the Civil War by both Union and Confederate soldiers, writes Kim A.  -More
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Ill. students aim to increase state's snapping turtles population

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Students at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Illinois recently released 100 small alligator snapping turtles into a lake a -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Francois de La Rochefoucauld, French writer -More
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Va. students study medieval-themed lessons in summer courses

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Nearly 100 middle-school students in Virginia took part in Middle Ages-themed classes during a two-week, state-funded summer -More
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Principles to consider when planning classroom projects

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Teacher Linda Yaron in this commentary suggests five principles of teaching to apply when designing classroom projects.  -More
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Schools cut librarian jobs as digital divide grows

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
School districts nationwide are cutting back on librarians while their job description is expanding, with a new focus on digi -More
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Is summer school paying off for districts?

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Some districts in Missouri have students enrolled in summer school to avoid summer learning loss, while others take part in e -More
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How to get started with the flipped classroom

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
There are some things that teachers should consider before they begin to flip instruction in their classrooms, such as their  -More
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