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Study the past if you would define the future.

October 28, 2015 - 2:04pm
Confucius, philosopher and teacher -More
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Mass. students seek various sources to study civil rights, racism

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
Eleventh-grade US history students at a Massachusetts high school have been studying the civil rights movement and racism fro -More
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Maine teacher to study war through eyes of a soldier who died in WWII

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
Maine history teacher Shane Gower will study the US' role in World War II through the eyes of an individual soldier, as one o -More

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Obama: Limit standardized testing in schools

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
President Barack Obama is seeking to limit standardized testing to 2% of instructional time.  -More
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Fla. superintendents challenge test scores, saying new exam flawed

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
Superintendents across Florida have expressed disapproval of the state's new standardized exam, saying the test is based on U -More
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Some schools institute bans on homework

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
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Wi-Fi buses, computer labs expand Internet access

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
Cities nationwide now are home to Wi-Fi-enabled buses and mobile computer labs designed to expand access to high-speed Intern -More
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Iowa students play chair volleyball with senior residents

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
A group of Iowa high-school seniors recently played chair volleyball with elderly members of the community to encourage inter -More
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Wis. students take part in Great Lakes Apple Crunch

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
Students at Gompers Elementary School in Madison, Wis., munched on locally grown apples as part of the Great Lakes Great Appl -More
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State flag removed from Ole Miss campus

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
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Become a CAEP Program reviewer

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
NCSS seeks members to serve as reviewers of university social studies teacher education programs for the Council for the Accr -More
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C3 Resources from the C3 Literacy Collaborative

October 26, 2015 - 2:19pm
The College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards re-envisions the purpose and instruction -More
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How to teach about the refugee crisis

October 23, 2015 - 1:45pm
Nearly 60 million people were leaving their home countries this year in search of safer homes in other countries, such as th -More
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Teacher: Free, online tool engages students in history, writing

October 23, 2015 - 1:45pm
A free online platform, Zoom In, can help connect teachers and students with primary- and secondary-source documents, accordi -More
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Is there a place for religion in the classroom?

October 23, 2015 - 1:45pm
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Ariz. schools gain distinction with Confucius Classrooms

October 23, 2015 - 1:45pm
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Report: Most states need to improve financial-literacy education

October 23, 2015 - 1:45pm
A majority of states are not doing enough to promote financial literacy in schools, according to a recent report from Champla -More
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36 states increase high-school graduation rates, data show

October 23, 2015 - 1:45pm
High-school graduation rates rose during the 2013-14 school year in 36 states, according to preliminary data from the Nationa -More
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Tips to help teachers get connected

October 23, 2015 - 1:45pm
In this blog post, Billy Spicer, a teacher in suburban Chicago, encourages educators to celebrate Connected Educator Month by -More
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