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Boston officials: Rumors are untrue about history, social studies department

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
Officials in Boston Public Schools are dismissing rumors believed to have originated on social media that the school system i -More
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Ill. district tightens rules on e-cigarettes, relaxes cellphone policy

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
An Illinois school district has banned the use of e-cigarettes on campus and at school events following incidents in which st -More
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Skype sessions help Ill. elementary-school students develop skills

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
Students at Lathrop Elementary School in Rockford, Ill., are building conversational literacy skills through Skype chats.  -More
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Ideas for bringing e-books into the classroom

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
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Ore. 6th-graders paint building tagged with graffiti

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
Sixth-graders at George Middle School in Portland, Ore., recently painted over graffiti that had been spray-painted on the wa -More
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Conn. students to wrap school year with clothing, shoe charity drive

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
Student council members from Illing Middle School in Connecticut are urging their schoolmates to donate clothing and shoes du -More
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Are you a member?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation's  -More
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Reserve your exhibit booth now!

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
Join us in Boston for the nation's largest exhibition of social studies resources.  -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award: Meet this month's winners

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers t -More
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No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:49pm
William Blake, British painter and poet -More
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Mont. students create QR codes that link to videos about trail's dams

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
Software-engineering students at a Montana school have made it easier for visitors to learn about a recreational trail's dams -More
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How to bring personal connections to middle-school history lessons

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
Eighth-grade U.S.  -More
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School environment based on empowering teachers, students

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
Connecting the school to the wider community was important to Carol Hunter when she was a school principal.  -More
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Educators spotlight teacher, counselor collaboration

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
In this blog post, educators highlight the importance of teacher-counselor partnerships.  -More
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5th-graders study history through Minecraft simulations

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
Fifth-grade teacher Amber Palmer incorporates the game Minecraft into her history and literacy lessons at a Salt Lake City el -More
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Pa. students encourage mental health awareness, empathy during project

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
Middle- and high-school students from seven schools in Allegheny County, Pa., have been learning about mental health disorder -More
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Texas students observe Memorial Day on school makeup day

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
Some Houston-area students observed Memorial Day in class while making up a school day lost to winter weather closures earlie -More
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