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2 Fla. students lead community tree-planting projects

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Two Florida students are overseeing tree-planting projects to beautify the area and help the environment.  -More
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Volunteer opportunities

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Social studies for the next generation: The C3 Framework

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
One of the recent milestones in social studies education was the release in 2013 of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3)  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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I give myself sometimes admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Mary Wortley Montagu, British writer -More
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Tenn. 5th-graders learn, seek to inspire more service projects

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Fifth-graders in Greeneville, Tenn., chose to clean and repaint a bus stop, then tidied up a playground during a project they -More
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What the process of making can teach today's students

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Teachers Gayle Allen and Lisa Yokana write in this blog post about how the process of making and creating hones specific skil -More
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Utah considers whether to renew NCLB waiver

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Utah's state school board is expected to decide in August whether to renew its waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind or r -More
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Report examines distribution of federal special-education funds

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
A report by the New America Foundation suggests that the formula used by the U.S.  -More
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How to make the most of social media in education

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Social media has a lot of potential in the classroom and beyond -- when used properly, eSchool News managing editor Laura Dev -More
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Pa. students' create app to encourage witnesses to report bullying

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
A Pennsylvania high school's Gay-Straight Alliance/No Place for Hate student group recently won first place in an Anti-Bullyi -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Stephen Covey, American writer and educator -More
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Wash. state librarian, teacher collaborate on oral history project

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Carrie Bowman, a librarian in Washington state, reached out to high-school global studies teacher Mike Radow with an idea for -More
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How to ask questions to develop higher-order thinking in students

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students often are not asked a range of questions in the classroom that promote higher-order thinking and help them reach the -More
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Use storytelling to improve student learning

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
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Conn. issues guidance to schools on developing social studies curriculum

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Connecticut's Board of Education recently issued guidance that aims to help create a curriculum that includes economics, geog -More
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