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New NCSS-Jackson Center Award Nominations Due August 9th!


The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) are pleased to announce a partnership to offer the Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice. The award was created to honor an educator who teaches the concept of justice in creative, inspiring ways, which may include teaching about civil liberties, human rights, international humanitarian law, the Holocaust, genocide studies, or local issues of justice.   --> read more »

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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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Implementing the C3 Framework: What is our Task as Social Studies Leaders?

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.
President-Elect, National Council for the Social Studies

This article originally appeared in the NSSSA Leader Newsletter   --> read more »

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2014 NCSS Election Results


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Peggy Jackson, a teacher at Moriarty, High School in Moriarty, NM has been elected as vice-president of National Council for the Social Studies and is line to assume the NCSS presidency 2016-2017. Peggy has previously served a term on the board of directors and was NCSS House of Delegates Steering Committee Chair, and on board of directors of the New Mexico Council for the Social Studies.   --> read more »

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NCSS Offices Closed- Thursday, February 13


NCSS Offices are closed today, February 13 because of the winter storm in the Washington area. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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NCSS Board and Officer Election Begins February 3


The 2014 NCSS Board of Directors and Officer Election begins Fabruary 3. NCSS individual members in good standing as of December 31, 2013 are eligible to vote.

NCSS is working with Survey & Ballot Systems (SBS), an election services company, to administer the 2014 election. Beginning February 3, SBS will send an email to eligible members that includes instructions on how access the online ballot and vote. Each member has unique login credentials assigned for this election to ensure the security of the vote. Be on the lookout for this email to arrive February 3-4.   --> read more »

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