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The Green Book: Finding Safe Passage in Jim Crow America

Middle Level Learner Number 51

"The Green Book: Finding Safe Passage in Jim Crow America" is about a road guide that listed places eager to do business with African Americans in the 1930–50s. Picture book author Calvin Alexander Ramsey and editor Steve Lapham offer lesson ideas that involve history, civics, and geography, and recommend a free website of primary source material.

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Legislative Action Alert--Kristen Pekarek

For NCSS Members whose Congressional representatives are members of the House Education & the Workforce Committee: For the past several months, House Education Committee Chairman Kline (R-MN) and Ranking Member Miller (D-CA) have been meeting to try to develop a bipartisan ESEA reauthorization bill.

2012 NCSS Annual Conference Proposal Deadline February 20th!--Kristen Pekarek

Opening Windows to the World 92nd NCSS Annual Conference Seattle, Washington · November 16 – 18, 2012 With its spectacular setting on Puget Sound, vibrant historical legacy, ever-changing cultural diversity and high tech aura, Seattle opens windows to a myriad of worlds. We invite you to think about how you can open one of these windows as you craft your proposal.

A Window of Opportunity--Kristen Pekarek

Over the next few weeks, states around our nation can join Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Tennessee in submitting waivers to the requirements of the federal education law No Child Left Behind (NCLB).

Bread and Roses Strike: 100th Anniversary--Katy Swalwell

One of the great silences in the mainstream school curriculum is the role that social movements have played in making this a more fair, more peaceful, more democratic world.

Mexican-American Studies Program Ended in Tucson School District--Katy Swalwell

In late Dec. 2011, an administrative law judge in Arizona, Lewis Kowal, upheld the decree by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction that Tucson’s Mexican American Studies program violates state law.

Zinn Education Project recommends new edition of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage--Katy Swalwell

"The relationship between Europeans and Native Americans and between Europeans and Africans have been thoroughly studied. But one relationship has not. Conspicuous by its neglect is the relationship between red and black people (p.2)." Twenty-five years ago, William Loren Katz wrote Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage .

Over 1,600 First Timers at Conference!!--Michelle Herczog

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