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Look for a way to lift someone up. If that's all you do, it's enough.

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:54pm
Elizabeth Lesser, American entrepreneur -More
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Ill. students, teachers work together on cemetery project

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
A group of Illinois high-school students last year began a project to restore headstones on the graves of seven Civil War sol -More
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What teachers can do to prepare for back-to-school night

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Back-to-school night is right around the corner for many educators and, in this blog post, Lily Jones shares nine reminders a -More
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Study: Aerobic exercise improves children's attention, mood

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Among children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, aerobic exercises before the beginning of the school day -More
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Pa. district to reduce testing time for elementary grades

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Officials in Pittsburgh Public Schools will reduce testing by as much as half in kindergarten through fifth grades to help en -More
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Content in Texas textbooks sparks controversy

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
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How 1 mobile device can transform the classroom

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Teachers don't need a suite of smartphones or a tablet for every student to make an impact with iPads and iPhones, asserts Ch -More
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N.Y. state museum opens "Family Room" exhibit honoring 9/11 victims

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The New York State Museum in Albany has opened the "Family Room," an exhibit of personal tributes and items that once filled  -More
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Tenn. 5th-grade artists create new city limit signs

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Fifth-grade art students at Friendsville Elementary School in Tennessee recently created drawings with a hometown theme that  -More
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The Social Studies Professional

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The September issue of The Social Studies Professional, the NCSS newsletter, is available for download.  -More
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NCSS awarded Gates Foundation Grant

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
NCSS has been awarded a grant from the Gates Foundation as part of a robust, multi-network effort to support teachers as they -More

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education
Plymouth State University

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It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Brian Tracy, Canadian entrepreneur -More
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Fla. schools mark anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks with personal stories, programs

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Social studies teacher Bobbi Jo Grieve shared her personal memories and connections to the attacks of Sept.  -More
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How teachers can encourage positive attitudes about school

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
The start of a school year can be a negative experience for some students, writes Richard Curwin, director of the graduate pr -More

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Mont. teachers connect on Twitter for PD, peer support

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Montana has adopted its own educator hashtag, #mtedchat, and more teachers are using it as they connect on Twitter, post link -More
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N.C. district expands mentor program for new teachers, principals

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
A North Carolina school district plans to revive its mentoring program to provide 20 additional coaches to new teachers and u -More
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1 Calif. district goes "all in" with technology

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
A California school district has gone "all in" with technology to support 21st-century learning, writes Bob Nelson, superinte -More
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Mass. students build garden beds to help feed homeless veterans

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:57pm
Students in Massachusetts recently participated in the "Build a Bed, Keep a Vet Fed" project in which they built 15 raised ga -More
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