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Become a Reviewer for NCSS/NCATE Social Studies Program Reports


NCSS seeks members to serve as reviewers of university social studies teacher education programs for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). How does it work? Teams of reviewers examine program reports and conduct reviews over the Internet.   --> read more »

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Get to Know NCSS' New Staff Members


NCSS is pleased to welcome two new to our staff: Ashanté Horton and Jordan Grote! Ashanté is Program Manager, Conference Services and Education succeeding Daniela Jaramillo who left NCSS in the spring to return to Equador. Jordan is Program Manager, External Relations and Council Communications filling the position previously held by Kristen Pekarek who left NCSS to join the staff of ASCD.   --> read more »

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Free Resources for University Social Studies Methods Classes


We would like your assistance in introducing your students to their professional organization, National Council for the Social Studies. Membership recruitment of new professionals is extremely important to NCSS both to ensure that we are reaching them with our professional resources and to have their input on professional concerns and new approaches to social studies instruction.   --> read more »

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Support for Civics and History Funding- Action Needed by July 18


The United States Senate Appropriations Committee has voted to pass its funding bill for health and education programs for next year but once again, the bill included no federal support for teaching history, civics, geography or economics. It's not too late to show your support for funding teaching in the social studies.   --> read more »

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International Social Studies Conference call for proposals


NCSS is accepting proposals for presentation at "Education for Democracy and the Arab World", an International Social Studies Conference in Fez, Morocco, June 25-July 1, 2013. The conference will feature speakers from the Middle East, expert panels, breakout sessions, tours of world heritage sites, school visits, cultural activities, and networking opportunities.   --> read more »

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Marian Desrosiers Wins Humanities Scholar Grant


Marian Desrosiers, a member of the NCSS Board of Directors and an adjunct professor of history at Salve Regina University, has been awarded a $2,000 Rhode Island Council on the Humanities (RICH) Scholar Grant.   --> read more »

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Take Action! Social Studies Appropriations Update-June 2012


The United States Senate Appropriations Committee has voted to pass its funding bill for health and education programs for next year. Budget cuts forced difficult tradeoffs and even cuts to popular programs. However, it is disappointing that once again, the bill included no federal support for teaching history, civics, geography or economics.   --> read more »

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Surveying the Social Studies Landscape


Running for a position on the NCSS Board of Directors is such a personal thing. Although each elected individual will serve as a representative for the organization, their reasons for running vary widely. For some, there is the desire to give back to the organization for years of excellent conferences and stellar journals; for others, it is to bring a voice to a specific constituency.   --> read more »

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Council on Foreign Relations Survey


The Council on Foreign Relations is in the process of developing several new education initiatives on international relations and U.S. foreign policy and a Model National Security Council program, both of which will be targeted to students in the 16-22 year old range, and their teachers.   --> read more »

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The 2012 NCSS Election Results Are In!


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