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  • Apply to Serve on the Advisory Board for the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

    RHOKAPPA_honorlogosmall.jpgRho 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. If you have a desire to help shape the future of Rho Kappa, we encourage you to apply for a position on the Rho Kappa Advisory Board. While most work is done online, there is a three year commitment to attend the one "face" meeting that takes place at the NCSS Conference.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Gates Foundation Grant Awarded to NCSS


    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.

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