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Calif. district to require ethnic-studies courses for graduation

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The El Rancho Board of Education in California recently agreed to make ethnic-studies courses a graduation requirement, start -More
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Can tech tools improve the grading process?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Google Drive tools enable teachers to provide individualized and timely feedback, while engaging students in self-reflection, -More
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Pa. students learn about art while painting murals

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students who are a part of the Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project in Pittsburgh are learning art concepts while -More
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Colo. woman completes Amelia Earhart's last flight plan

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
A former television reporter, named for the famed aviator Amelia Earhart, finished a journey of more than 28,000 miles around -More
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Nominations due tomorrow for the Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2014 Robert H.  -More
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NCSS state and local councils

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Are you a member of your NCSS Affiliated State Council? See the full list on our website. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Josh Billings, American humorist -More
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Legos help Conn. 4th-graders tell U.S. history

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
Fourth-graders in a Connecticut school are participating in a three-year pilot program in which they use Lego blocks to depic -More
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U.K. students write, deliver letters honoring WWI soldiers

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
Students from Wallasey School in the United Kingdom recently visited the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey in  -More
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How to use a maker mindset to approach project-based learning

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
Educator Patrick Waters suggests in this blog post that teachers combine two hot trends in education -- project-based learnin -More
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U.S. Department of Education unveils Excellent Educators for All Initiative

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
The Department of Education recently announced its Excellent Educators for All Initiative, which seeks to place more top teac -More
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Do parents rely on teachers to address Internet safety?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
A recent survey of educators worldwide shows that 75% believe that parents rely too much on their child's teacher to address  -More
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W.Va. students raise awareness about clean water

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
High-school students from the Governor's Honors Academy in West Virginia will participate in a weekend "Walk for Water" event -More
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Va. 7th-graders learn how to respond in emergencies, natural disasters

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
Seventh-graders in Roanoke, Va., recently learned about how to respond to emergencies and natural disasters.  -More
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NCSS webinar call for proposals

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
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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Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:24pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2014 Robert H.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief
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