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Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.

January 4, 2016 - 1:31pm
Alexandre Dumas, writer -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Calif. teacher runs marathons to connect students to US history

December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Students at a California high school are learning about the past through their history teacher Paula Steinbach, an avid runne -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Ill. educator travels to Cambodia to enrich his teaching

December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Seventh-grade geography teacher Chris Heffernan this fall traveled to Cambodia as part of a ProjectExplorer.org fellowship.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Should states or districts turn around failing schools?

December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
District-led efforts to turn around schools have been more effective than state-led efforts in Tennessee, according to a rece -More
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College offers online course to help teachers become tech-savvy

December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Iowa State University is offering an online master's program to help teachers learn how to more effectively integrate technol -More
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Ill. high-schoolers design, sew quilts in women's history course

December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Students at an Illinois high school recently learned about the history of quilting as part of a women's history course at the -More
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Pa. sisters teach Sanskrit to students at public library

December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Teenage sisters Havisha and Vihisha Bache in Clarks Summit, Pa., are teaching Sanskrit to students ages 5 to 11 at the public -More
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2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors Elections

December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
The election for the 2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors is open through Jan. 15.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

C3 Framework resources

December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Learn more about the instructional shifts needed to help students achieve the goals of the new ELA/literacy Common Core State -More
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Friday

December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
In observance of the New Year's holiday, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Friday, Jan. 1.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

December 30, 2015 - 12:58pm
Aldous Huxley, writer -More
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District attorneys help Mass. 8th-graders hold a mock trial

December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Eighth-graders at a Massachusetts middle school recently learned about courtroom procedures during a staged mock trial at the -More
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Tips to keep students engaged in class this month

December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
It often can be difficult to keep students engaged in December, teacher Tricia Ebner writes in this blog post.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Report: Less than 10% of Race to the Top funds went to evaluations

December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
States spent more than half of the $1.3 billion Race to the Top funds in ways that directly supported educators, according to -More
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4 ways to use Voxer in schools

December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Some teachers and school leaders are using Voxer -- an application that allows users to send and receive voice, photo and tex -More
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Ill. elementary students use recycled bottle caps for mural project

December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Students at an Illinois elementary school recently helped design a wall mural made up of nearly 3,000 bottle caps to raise aw -More
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Students learn math while collecting books for charity

December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Eighth-graders at an Indiana middle school learned math concepts while collecting books for local charities.  -More
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2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors Elections

December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
The 2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors is now open! Voting closes Jan. 15.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

SmartBrief will not publish Friday

December 23, 2015 - 1:14pm
In observance of the Christmas holiday, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Friday, Dec. 25.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

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