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Become a social studies leader

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
NCSS is seeking candidates for Vice President, and the Board of Directors.  -More
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Freedom Summer's 50th Anniversary: Investigating the Civil Rights Movement

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
This three-day workshop, July 30 to August 1, will provide a varied program of civil rights panelists, demonstration of the F -More
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Pa. middle-school social studies students raise, release trout

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Social studies students from Marticville Middle School in Pennsylvania recently participated in the "Trout in the Classroom"  -More
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Nev. students build replicas of Spanish, Mexican monuments for exhibit

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Advanced Placement Spanish and Culture students at Sunrise Mountain High School in Nevada recently built replicas of several  -More
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Report finds more states tie teachers' tenure to evaluations

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Teacher tenure is being challenged nationwide with three states abolishing the job protections altogether and others basing t -More
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Md. panel: Start the school year after Labor Day

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
A task force in Maryland is recommending that schools delay the start of the school year until after Labor Day.  -More
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10 technologies to help implement project-based learning

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
This article highlights 10 technology tools that can help educators implement project-based learning in the classroom.  -More
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Canadian students create films to highlight social justice issues

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
Nearly 180 students in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, are exploring social justice issues for a series of five-minute documentari -More
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Minn. 1st-graders tackle invasive weed to restore land

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
First-grade students from Jefferson Elementary STEM School in Minnesota have been taking on the challenge of buckthorn, an in -More
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Webinar "DIY: Experiential Service-Learning Trips Abroad"

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
This one-hour webinar equips educators with tools to create their own sustainable, experiential learning program with non-pro -More
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NCSS awards

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications our 2014 awards and grants, including: Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of  -More
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 2:13pm
In observance of Memorial Day in the U.S., NCSS SmartBrief will not be published Monday.  -More
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Ill. students' research helps WWII veteran learn missing friend's fate

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
Students in an Advanced Placement U.S.  -More
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Using students' interests to teach them about data

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
Emerging services and programs are aimed at building data-analysis skills in K-12 students by engaging their curiosity across -More
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Teacher-education redesign includes more field experiences

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
Winona State University-Rochester has reshaped its teacher-training curriculum to closely model the clinical doctors-in-train -More
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How school leaders can help teachers feel less isolated

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
School administrators must specifically set aside time for teachers to connect with one another, collaborate and share resour -More
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