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Ala. students learn about civics in Super Citizen Program

January 11, 2016 - 1:19pm
Fifth-graders at an Alabama middle school recently kicked off the school's Super Citizen Program, which teaches civics, histo -More
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Supreme Court takes on mandatory fees for teachers' unions

January 11, 2016 - 1:19pm
The US Supreme Court is scheduled this week to consider whether public-sector unions, including teachers' unions, can collect -More
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NCSS members -- Remember to vote!

January 11, 2016 - 1:19pm
The 2016 NCSS Board of Directors Election is open through Jan. 15. If you are an NCSS member who held membership as of Oct.  -More
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NCSS needs your suggestions, feedback

January 11, 2016 - 1:19pm
National Council for the Social Studies is developing a new strategic plan to guide the programs and activities of the counci -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

January 11, 2016 - 1:19pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Never contend with a man who has nothing to lose.

January 11, 2016 - 1:19pm
Baltasar Gracian, writer and philosopher -More
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Conn. high-schoolers maintain on-campus food bank

January 8, 2016 - 1:04pm
A group of students at a Connecticut high school have launched Stamford High Gives Back, a program to help classmates at risk -More
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Why middle-schoolers should visit academic libraries

January 8, 2016 - 1:04pm
Bringing middle-grades students to an academic library can form a "crucial link between K-12 and higher education," Plymouth  -More
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Federal budget deal boosts Education Department funding by 2%

January 8, 2016 - 1:04pm
The omnibus federal budget deal for fiscal year 2016 includes about a 2% increase for the US Department of Education, bringin -More
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Guidance issued for schools to prevent harassment, discrimination

January 8, 2016 - 1:04pm
An open letter from the US Department of Education reminds colleges and K-12 schools to guard against harassment and discrimi -More
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Tech Tip: How to use Twitter to share teaching moments

January 8, 2016 - 1:04pm
Teachers should create a class Twitter account to share "great moments of student learning" with principals, parents and the  -More
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N.C. middle-schoolers' project seeks to help paralyzed cat

January 8, 2016 - 1:04pm
A class of sixth-graders in North Carolina is working on a project to design a cart to provide better mobility for a paralyze -More
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Map: 1% of Earth's land is home to half the population

January 8, 2016 - 1:04pm
A new map based on NASA's population data shows that half of the global population lives on just 1% of the Earth's land.  -More
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Call for comments -- NCSS National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers

January 8, 2016 - 1:04pm
NCSS is soliciting comments on a draft revision to the NCSS National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers -More
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NCSS awards selection committees

January 8, 2016 - 1:04pm
NCSS is looking for members to serve on awards selection committees.  -More
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The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself.

January 8, 2016 - 1:04pm
Washington Allston, painter and poet -More
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