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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

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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Become a Reviewer for CAEP Social Studies Program Reports

NCSS seeks members to serve as reviewers of university social studies teacher education programs for the Council for the Accreditation of
Educator Preparation (CAEP, formerly NCATE).

How does it work?
Teams of reviewers examine program reports and conduct reviews over the Internet. One member of each team, designated the “lead reviewer,” receives program reviews from the other team members and compiles the review report. An audit committee at NCSS checks the reviews and sends them to CAEP for distribution to the submitting institution.

When does this happen?

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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.

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.

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.

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2014 NCSS Election Results

P_Jackson4web.jpg

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.

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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 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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Diplomacy in Action Online Conference Series

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