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Pilot programs help Mass. 6th-graders explore archaeology, fossils

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
About 400 sixth-graders in Cambridge, Mass., recently studied artifacts, fossils and history as part of pilot programs in soc -More
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Why teachers should partner with librarians for inquiry-based learning

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
School librarians can help educators make the transition to inquiry-based learning, said Paige Jaeger, a school librarian tur -More
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Obama addresses higher education, student data protections

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
President Barack Obama addressed several education issues during the State of the Union, including the need for expanded acce -More
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Ariz. teachers show support for new civics requirement

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Teachers in Arizona interviewed for this article largely support the American Civics Act signed into law recently by Gov.  -More
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Pa. educators enhance student learning with virtual field trips

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Educators in some Pennsylvania schools are using videoconferencing technology for virtual field trips that engage and connect -More
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Map charts 224 State of the Union addresses

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
This article offers an interactive map highlighting the various concerns and issues at home and abroad that U.S.  -More
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13-year-old's startup to develop Braille printers

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Shubham Banerjee, 13, won awards for his inexpensive Braille printer built with a Lego robotics kit, then launched a tech sta -More
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2015 NCSS Board of Directors Elections

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Voting for the 2015 Elections for the NCSS Board of Directors opens Feb. 2. Members of good standing as of Dec.  -More
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January/February TSSP

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
The January/February issue of The Social Studies Professional is now available for download! Get TSSP. -More
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Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Thomas Browne, English author -More
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Mont. high-school students share former slave's story

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:49pm
Four 11th-grade Advanced Placement American studies students in Montana recently worked on projects about Harriet Jacobs, who -More
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Groundhog Day provides hook for lessons across subjects

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:49pm
There are several ways that teachers can incorporate Groundhog Day in lessons aligned with the Common Core State Standards, k -More
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S.D. geography students quizzed on civics knowledge

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:49pm
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How to create PLCs that teachers find useful

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:49pm
An Indiana district has overhauled its professional-development program, in part, by forming professional learning communitie -More
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Schools work to attract more African-American male teachers

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:49pm
Schools can increase the number of African-American male teachers by offering professional-development programs that address  -More
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What are best practices for providing digital feedback?

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:49pm
Feedback to students through computerized instruction is best when an explanation is provided after students get the wrong an -More
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Students across the country view free screening of "Selma"

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:49pm
Students from Buffalo Public Schools in New York, Detroit and other major cities across the country have attended free screen -More
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