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Is the common core too challenging for kindergartners?


In the transition to the Common Core State Standards, teachers in some New York schools say the enhanced curriculum is too de -  --> read more »
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How urban districts are faring in common core implementation


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How to use QR codes as teaching tools


There are many ways that quick-response codes can be used in classroom lessons, offers educator and blogger Monica Burns.
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Gaming makes inroads in K-12 education


Paper-based games have long been a classroom staple, but many teachers have shifted to high-tech gaming.
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Fla. district boosts social media presence, training after tragedy


School district leaders in Pasco County, Fla., recently received training in social media since the spread of online rumors f -  --> read more »
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Texas students to try legal careers during mock-trial contest


Playing the role of attorneys and witnesses, high-school students in the Corpus Christi, Texas, area will be getting insight  -  --> read more »
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Documentary looks at history, science standards process in Texas


A PBS documentary will examine the process used in Texas to select history and science standards and other school curricula.
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Using mapping to control disease in Africa


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NCSS workshop helps participants use thoughtful teaching strategies


In the workshop titled "Strengthening Social Studies Learning and Excellence in the Common Core using Practical, Engaging, Th -  --> read more »
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January/February 2013 TSSP


The January/February 2013 issue of The Social Studies Professional, the newsletter for members of the National Council for th -  --> read more »
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