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Susan Griffin on Blog Talk Radio June 5

NCSS Executive Director Susan Griffin appeared on Blog Talk Radio June 5 to talk about the central role of social studies in preparing students for College, Career and Civic Life.

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2013 NCSS Board of Directors Election Results

oneil_portrait_0.jpg Kim O'Neil from Liverpool, New York has been elected vice-president of National Council for the Social Studies and is line to assume the NCSS presidency 2015-2016. Kim is currently serving her second term on the Board as the elementary representative.   --> read more »


NCSS Signs "Declaration of Learning"


Legislative Action Alert

It is time to contact your Members of Congress asking them to support social studies education by including funding for civic learning and history in their appropriations requests.

Attached you will find a sample letter that you can use.

You can find your Members of Congress at:

US House --

US Senate --


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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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