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Pa. students learn about Colonial-era handwriting, crafts at camp

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Some Pennsylvania students are exploring what life was like in the 1700s as part of a Colonial-themed camp.  -More
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N.M. program helps raise awareness about teen dating violence

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Members of the Silver Youth Leadership Team at Silver High School in New Mexico recently held a pool party and fundraiser to  -More
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NCSS webinar call for proposals

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
NCSS is looking to continue to bring the best online educational programming available to the social studies profession in th -More
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The important thing in life is not to have a good hand but to play it well.

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 1:03pm
Louis Fortin, writer -More
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How to help students make connections to history

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Students need to make connections to history that are meaningful and personal, middle-grades history teachers Jody Passanisi  -More
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High-school students help dig for artifacts on Mass. estate

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Eight high-school students in Milton, Mass., are participating in the Wakefield Estate's Summer Archaeology Institute, a two- -More
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Collaboration time for teachers yields improvements for Conn. school

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Following an unsuccessful attempt in 2010 to extend school days for students and teachers to improve achievement at a Connect -More
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3 tips to help teachers work together

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Sharing responsibility by delegating some of the workload can improve collaboration between educators, writes former classroo -More
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Strategies to help schools safeguard sensitive data in the cloud

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
For school districts looking to move data to the cloud or use other file-sharing services, file encryption technology is esse -More
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La. students prepare school gardens in Choctaw tradition

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Elementary- and middle-school students in Lacombe, La., recently learned about the gardening traditions of the Choctaw Indian -More
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Ore. students' service projects help children, at-risk youths

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
High-school student volunteers participating in a CARECorps summer camp aim to complete several service projects benefitting  -More
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Opportunity for NBCTs

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
From NCSS Past-President Michael Yell's blog on Connected, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is seeking  -More
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Are you a member?

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation&rs -More
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Ore. students learn about maritime industry, global economics on the docks

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
A group of high-school students recently visited the Port of Astoria in Oregon through a summer program to learn about the lo -More
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Educator shares benefits of workshop-style writing lessons

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Writing workshops teach students to craft their own stories by studying and reading aloud from mentor texts, writes Erin Klei -More
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Teacher offers advice on flipped instruction

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
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