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Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:01am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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2014 Summer Leadership - SAVE THE DATE!--Michelle Herczog

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 2:28am
SPREAD THE WORD! We are making every effort to secure funds to conduct the 2014 Summer Leadership Institute and have tentatively scheduled the dates of July 8 - 10, 2014 in Washington DC ! If finalized, the program will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8 and end at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 10 . Lodging Support As in the past, NCSS plans on covering one night's hotel for two state council representatives. The second night's --> Read More

Strauss: Words that should be banned in 2014 (selfie, twerk, etc.)

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 1:15am

Here’s the 2014 list of words that Lake Superior State University in Michigan has deemed should be banished from overuse. The school, which has been issuing the list for 39 years, seeks nominations yearround and then puts out a list of 13 winners. The No. 1 word: “selfie.”

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Loan Monitor Is Accused of Ruthless Tactics on Student Debt

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 9:42pm
As the Educational Credit Management Corporation fights borrowers who file for bankruptcy on federal loans, there is growing concern over its collection practices.
    





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A’s for Athletes, but Charges of Fraud at North Carolina

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 2:00pm
Some classes never met and some grades were illicitly changed in a University of North Carolina department that attracted numerous athletes, and a respected professor now faces a criminal charge.
    





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Strauss: The problem with thinking ‘content is king’ in education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/01/2014 - 6:00am

Content is important, but it isn’t everything, as Stanford University’s Larry Cuban makes clear in the following post. Cuban was high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is “Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice: Change without Reform in American Education.” This post appeared on his blog.

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RE:Finance Committee Charter from Audit and Finance Committee

NCSS Connected - Fri, 06/24/2011 - 1:49am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors
Since any action on this will take place at the next BOD meeting, it comes under my term. I had already placed it on the agenda and have exchanged emails with Karen B and Brenda. There is no need to be concerned.

SueB

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Sue Blanchette
NCSS President Elect
Dallas TX
Email: sblanchette@ncss.org
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Finance Committee Charter from Audit and Finance Committee

NCSS Connected - Fri, 06/24/2011 - 12:12am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors

Dear Board,

On Tuesday, June 14, 2011, the following email was sent from the Audit and Finance Committee.  As we have not had any response from Steve as to how to procedure with a discussion and vote, and because we were tasked with completing the charter before the end of the fiscal and board year,  I am sending it to [More]

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Finance Committee Charter from Audit and Finance Committee

RE:"When it comes to history . . . "

NCSS Connected - Tue, 06/14/2011 - 11:43am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors
Last night I had a conversation with my teenage son about the importance of reading history and various news sources to provide context and insight.  His response was "Mom, that is old school.  We only want to read about what interests us.  The internet is about connecting ideas and a network of real time information.  You can get what you want when you need it."  While he has a point, I wonder at what cost the instant access to information has come.  How do you [More]

Review and Comment on the NAEP U.S. History Results Released Today

NCSS Connected - Tue, 06/14/2011 - 11:28am
From : eGroups>>Social Studies Advocacy
This message has been cross posted to the following eGroups: Social Studies Advocacy and NCSS Affiliates .
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We invite you to review and comment about the results of the NAEP U.S. History results released today. Below is the statement released by NCSS this morning on the results of these assessments.
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21st Century Readiness Act Introduced by Senators Kagan and Snowe

NCSS Connected - Tue, 06/14/2011 - 12:53am
From : eGroups>>Citizenship Community
S. 1175 to enable states and school districts to use federal funds to prepare students for engaged citizenship and success in college and career attainment. Check it out at http://www.p21.org/index2.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=993&pop=1&page=0&Itemid=64 ------------------------------------------- Michelle Herczog Consultant III, History-Social Science Los Angeles County Office of Education Culver City CA -------------------------------------------

Arne's Article

NCSS Connected - Tue, 05/31/2011 - 7:32pm
From : eGroups>>NCSS Teachers Lounge--Open Discussion for NCSS Members
Fascinated by Mr. Duncan's use of words. In 2008 "The Myth & Reality of NCLB" was published. I contributed a chapter entitled "Unintended Consequences". In my chapter I cited Lortie as the originator of the term. In my chapter I discuss science and social science as the stepchildren of the curriculum under the demands of NCLB. 
I am thrilled that Mr. Duncan wrote an article that raises consciousness on the integral role of social studies in the curriculum. In the new [More]

I"m sorry

NCSS Connected - Mon, 05/23/2011 - 9:09am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors

I am so, so sorry I missed the conference call.  I was traveling and I took two cell phones to ensure I'd have battery life while in transit.  I pestered Tim to get all the information early so that I would have what I needed to call in.  And then the day of the call (Imagine six women in a car with all their gear....packing and unpacking....), I asked my travel mate to hold the paperwork while I loaded some things.  Long story short, the paper got passed among others and [More]

We Need Your Input About the Website

NCSS Connected - Fri, 05/20/2011 - 10:55am
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors

One of the priorities of the board that was approved at the March 2011 meeting was to enhance the website to be "more user friendly and interactive." Additional details about your thoughts and concerns would help us focus our efforts toward this end. We have put together a brief questionnaire to help us better understand your ideas for the [More]

Teaching about the Middle East

NCSS Connected - Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:16pm
From : eGroups>>Middle East Community
If you want to add more Middle East content into your classes, here are some incredible free resources to help you:
    1. Ask to be on one of the educators' listservs of the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies.  During the school year, the listserv provides weekly announcements of reputable, free or low cost resources and professional development opportunities (in the U.S. and abroad) for U.S. teachers.  To join, just email Lisa Adeli: adeli@email.arizona.edu, [More]

Teaching about the Middle East

NCSS Connected - Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:13pm
From : eGroups>>International Activities Community
If you want to add more Middle East content into your classes, here are some incredible free resources to help you:
    1. Join the NCSS Middle East Community online.  (Go to the community pages and click to join!) 
    2.  Ask to be on one of the educators' listservs of the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies.  During the school year, the listserv provides weekly announcements of reputable, free or low cost resources and [More]

Conversation with Kenneth Davis - May 17

NCSS Connected - Tue, 05/10/2011 - 2:27pm
From : eGroups>>Technology Community
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Open Society Foundations offers free anthology for 10th anniversary 9/11

NCSS Connected - Thu, 04/21/2011 - 6:04pm
From : eGroups>>NCSS Teachers Lounge--Open Discussion for NCSS Members
This message has been cross posted to the following eGroups: State and local Affiliate Council Leaders and NCSS Teachers Lounge--Open Discussion for NCSS Members .
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Has the U.S. struck the right balance between security and liberty? Has America remained true to its fundamental values?

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NAEP Civics 2010 Report Card Release on May 4, 2011

NCSS Connected - Wed, 04/20/2011 - 1:50pm
From : eGroups>>NCSS Board of Directors
This message has been cross posted to the following eGroups: NCSS Board of Directors and Citizenship Community .
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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics 2010 measures the civics knowledge and skills critical to the responsibilities of citizenship in America's constitutional democracy. The release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics 2010 Report Card for fourth, eighth, and 12th graders will be held [More]

NAEP Civics 2010 Report Card Release on May 4, 2011

NCSS Connected - Wed, 04/20/2011 - 1:49pm
From : eGroups>>Citizenship Community
This message has been cross posted to the following eGroups: NCSS Board of Directors and Citizenship Community .
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The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics 2010 measures the civics knowledge and skills critical to the responsibilities of citizenship in America's constitutional democracy. The release of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Civics 2010 Report Card for fourth, eighth, and 12th graders will be held [More]
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