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Remember to Cast Your Vote!

The 2017 NCSS Board and Officer Elections closes Monday, January 16 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. Individual NCSS members in good standing as of October 15, 2016 are eligible to vote. NCSS has engaged Election-America to conduct the online election. Eligible voters have received instructions and unique login credentials to access the online ballot.  You can see information on candidates at www.socialstudies.org/ncsselection2016. 

NCSS Executive Director Dr. Lawrence Paska was a special guest on Education Talk Radio on Wednesday, January 4 to discuss "The State of Social Studies in 2017". 

Listen to the recording at www.blogtalkradio.com/edutalk/2017/01/04/the-state-of-social-studies-in-2017.  Learn more about Education Talk Radio at educationtalkradio.wordpress.com/.

NCSS is inviting members to submit proposals for Summer Workshops. Workshop proposals are accepted year round. 


Proposals should include a one or two page outline of the workshop including the following:

The NCSS Board of Directors has approved the following slate of candidates for the 2016-2017 Board of Directors and Officer elections. The election ballot will open December 5, 2016 and close January 16, 2017. NCSS members in good standing as of October 31 will receive instructions and credentials for accessing the online ballots. 

Larry PaskaNational Council for the Social Studies is pleased to announce the selection of Lawrence Paska, Ph.D., as its new Executive Director. Dr. Paska will fill the vacancy created after the September departure of long-time Executive Director Susan Griffin.
India MeisselIndia Meissel, teacher at Lakeland High School in Suffolk has been elected vice president of National Council for the Social Studies and is in line to become NCSS President 2018-2019.

The National Council for the Social Studies National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers are intended to provide guidance for a number of different audiences who are either responsible for assuring the competence of social studies teaching professionals (e.g., institutions of higher education, NCATE/CAEP reviewers, state agencies that approve teacher education programs, state licensure offices, testing organizations) or in need of such assurance as they decide which teacher preparation institution to attend or which prospective teachers to employ (e.g., prospective soci

Terry Cherry, teacher at Naaman Forest High School in Garland, TX has been elected as vice-president of National Council for the Social Studies and is line to assume the NCSS presidency 2017-2018. Terry has previously served a term on the NCSS board of directors. He has also served on the boards of the Texas Council for the Social Studies and Garland Garland Council for the Social Studies, including terms as president of each.

Also elected to three-year terms on the NCSS Board of Directors are:

Implementing the C3 Framework: What is our Task as Social Studies Leaders?

Michelle M. Herczog, Ed.D.
President-Elect, National Council for the Social Studies

This article originally appeared in the NSSSA Leader Newsletter

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