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Should standardized testing be crowdsourced?

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
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Study examines mobile device use among young children

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Almost 97% of parents said their children used mobile devices, most of whom started before their first birthday, according to -More
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Ga. students form minisociety to learn real-world skills

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Students are organizing their Georgia middle school into a minitown as part of a reform effort to increase rigor and real-wor -More
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Coffee shop poetry reading engages Texas 5th-graders

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
What began as a poetry unit for a group of Texas fifth-graders ended up with performances to an audience at a community poetr -More
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C3 Framework at the NCSS Annual Conference

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
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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Follow the Annual Conference on Twitter

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Follow @NCSSNetwork on Twitter for program updates, changes, reminders, special offers and reports on speakers and sessions.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities; seize common occasions and make them great.

November 2, 2015 - 1:29pm
Orison Swett Marden, writer -More
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Polling places to get helping hand from Pa. students

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
A group of about 200 high-school juniors and seniors from six Philadelphia-area schools has been trained to assist voters as  -More
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Why media literacy is an essential skill

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
The National Association for Media Literacy Education is asking educators to designate the first week of November as Media Li -More
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Why words matter in the classroom

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
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Visit HMH at Booth #601 during NCSS in New Orleans
HMH® Social Studies programs are designed to help teachers spark curiosity and inspire students to explore the cultures and events that shape our world. Participate in a Teacher Panel to share your ideas and learn from other social studies educators.
Learn more about HMH activities during NCSS

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Data: 24% of 8th-graders proficient in geography

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
Twenty-four percent of US eight-grade students are proficient in geography, according to data from the 2014 National Assessme -More
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1 in 14 children has a parent who has been in prison, research finds

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
More than 5 million children, or 1 in 14, in the US have had at least one parent spend time in prison, according to research  -More
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Are digital textbooks bringing frustration to class?

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
Some educators say they are frustrated by the sometimes rocky deployments of digital textbooks and other resources, according -More
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Ill. 8th-graders volunteer as class graduation gift

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
Students at an Illinois school are working around the community to garner collectively 2,016 volunteer service hours as a cla -More
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Researchers hope to learn more about early settlers of Americas by studying DNA

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
DNA recovered from the skeletons of children who lived more than 11,000 years ago in Alaska may offer scientists new clues ab -More
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NCSS Annual Conference Speaker -- Kara Cooney

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney is a professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at the University of California-Los Angeles, specializi -More
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The Great Thanksgiving Listen

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
NCSS is pleased to partner with StoryCorps for The Great Thanksgiving Listen.  -More
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One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.

October 30, 2015 - 1:03pm
Oscar Wilde, writer -More
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