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Rho Kappa Honor Society
Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society is the only national organization for high school juniors and seniors that recognizes excellence in the field of Social Studies. Any accredited public or private high school can apply for a local chapter, through which individuals will be inducted into the nationally recognized honor society. If you're a high school social studies teacher, you could be a chapter sponsor.
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Your Local, State, or Regional Council
NCSS is affiliated with and supports state, local, and regional social studies councils and organizations across the United States. Many of these groups have annual conferences and monitor state educational policies with regard to social studies.
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NCSS Communities on Connected
Network with other NCSS members to seek advice, share your knowledge, and connect with other members who share your concerns.
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Your Professional Associated Group
Social studies educators have organized as formal subgroups of NCSS, such as local school district social studies supervisors, state social studies specialists, international educators, and college and university faculty members. Other groups, in partnership with NCSS, provide services and professional development opportunities to NCSS members.
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Award and Grant Selection Committees
The selection committees review nominations and select recipients of NCSS awards and grants. Committee members serve a three-year term and most committee work is accomplished online or by telephone. Members are also asked to make a reasonable effort to attend the award winner session, awards presentation, and assist the committee chair when need arises during the review or at the NCSS conference.
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NCSS Operations Committees
NCSS Operations Committees carry out board-mandated operations, duties, and policies, as well as many of the necessary business and organizational functions of NCSS. Operations committees relate their work to Board directives, the long-range plan of NCSS, and the leadership theme of the year set by the Board. They make recommendations to the board and provide advice.
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FASSE Governing Board
The Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education is seeking applicants to serve on the FASSE Governing Board.
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Social Science Education Consortium
Founded in 1963, SSEC strives to promote and improve social science education at all levels through collaboration among social scientists and social studies educators.
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