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  • Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey


    NCSS needs your responses to the Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey. The Teacher Practice Networks Annual Survey is designed to learn from teachers about the types of supports that are helping them implement new state standards, which may be referred to as the Common Core, College and Career Readiness Standards, or something else specific to your state or district. Your feedback will help National Council for the Social Studies in further defining teacher needs as it moves forward in developing College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework professional learning initiatives.   --> read more »

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  • Please help! National Board for Professional Teaching Standards -Early Adolescence: Social Studies Field Test


    The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is seeking help to make 2015 a successful year for the redesigned Early Adolescence: Social Studies certification. The National Board needs social studies educators teaching students ages 11-15 to take a 90 minute field test. The results of the field test will help them select items for inclusion on the revised assessment. In order to have this certificate as an option next year, it is essential that enough educators complete the field test so that there is enough data.   --> read more »

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  • September issue of TSSP is now online!


    The September 2014 issue of The Social Studies Professional, the newsletter for members of National Council for the Social Studies, is ready to download!

    In this issue…

    • Advocacy! NCSS Members "Weigh In!"
    • 94th NCSS Annual Conference: Boston
    • Gates Foundation Grant Awarded to NCSS
    • President's Message
    • News Around the Nation
    • Standards Update
    • State and Regional Meetings
    • Teaching Resources
    • NCSS Webinars
    • Professional Development
    • Each One, Reach One
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  • Gates Foundation Grant Awarded to NCSS


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    p>National Council for the Social Studies has been awarded $205,000 as part of a robust, multi-network effort to support teachers as they implement the Common Core State Standards in their classrooms.   --> read more »

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  • Social studies and Boston Public Schools


    This week, news circulated that Boston Public Schools was planning a restructuring that would eliminate history and social studies departments and place the subjects under a broader "humanities" rubric. This afternoon, Boston Public Schools posted a statement from Interim Superintendent John McDonough that clarifies their plans. McDonough states that history and social studies are not being folded into English language arts, but will remain as a single department.   --> read more »

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