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SmartBrief will not publish Friday

In observance of the Christmas holiday, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Friday, Dec. 25.  -More

Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More

2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors Elections

The 2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors is now open! Voting closes Jan. 15.  -More

Students learn math while collecting books for charity

Eighth-graders at an Indiana middle school learned math concepts while collecting books for local charities.  -More

Ill. elementary students use recycled bottle caps for mural project

Students at an Illinois elementary school recently helped design a wall mural made up of nearly 3,000 bottle caps to raise aw -More

4 ways to use Voxer in schools

Some teachers and school leaders are using Voxer -- an application that allows users to send and receive voice, photo and tex -More

Report: Less than 10% of Race to the Top funds went to evaluations

States spent more than half of the $1.3 billion Race to the Top funds in ways that directly supported educators, according to -More

Tips to keep students engaged in class this month

It often can be difficult to keep students engaged in December, teacher Tricia Ebner writes in this blog post.  -More

District attorneys help Mass. 8th-graders hold a mock trial

Eighth-graders at a Massachusetts middle school recently learned about courtroom procedures during a staged mock trial at the -More

When you believe you have lost your power and control, nothing will ever seem easy or simple.

Shannon Alder, writer -More

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