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Teacher of the Year asks: Can we stop denigrating teachers now?

Education News from Washington Post - January 26, 2017 - 1:00am
"The narrative that public schools are failing, teachers are widely ineffective, and that politicians and business people are the ones to 'fix' all of these problems can sound more compelling than the truth."
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Harvard Makes Changes in Managing a Lagging Endowment

Education News from NY Times - January 25, 2017 - 7:09pm
The university, which has handled much of its money internally, would give the bulk of its funds to outside managers and lay off about half its staff.
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Using humor in discussions about the news

NCSS Smartbrief - January 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Incorporating humorous content into classroom discussions about news and politics can be effective, but finding videos that h -More
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Super Bowl ads offer media-literacy lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - January 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Teachers can use popular culture to teach media literacy with the help of Super Bowl ads, writes Frank Baker, a media literac -More
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Tenn. residency pairs new teachers, veterans

NCSS Smartbrief - January 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Officials are hoping to enroll 50 math and science teachers in Tennessee in Project Inspire by 2018.  -More
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Refugee influx creates instructional needs

NCSS Smartbrief - January 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
One California school district has hired many new noncredentialed bilingual instructional assistants to help with the influx  -More
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Education Dept. releases edtech evaluation tool

NCSS Smartbrief - January 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
The US Department of Education has released a beta version of a tool designed to help K-12 administrators evaluate educationa -More
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Columbia University details its links to slavery

NCSS Smartbrief - January 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Columbia University has released to the public a report detailing its history with American slavery.  -More
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Conn. students take action on crisis in Syria

NCSS Smartbrief - January 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Students in a Connecticut high school's Contemporary World Studies course recently completed projects in which they addressed -More
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Are you a member?

NCSS Smartbrief - January 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation's
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - January 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te
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