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In the fall of 2016, social studies educators were invited to lead an activity in the classroom encouraging students to register for the MyCollegeOptions® College Planning Program. As part of that process, students and educators provided their attitudes and interests related to social studies, as well as their involvement with NCSS. The data analysis and research findings resulting from this process are shared in this report. Over 52,000 students and 800 educators participated in the survey. Students shared their attitudes, perceptions and interests related to social studies. Educators shared information about their social studies classroom environments and professional learning needs. 

The Board of Directors of National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) approved a new Strategic Plan at their November 30, 2016 meeting, held during the NCSS 96th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Social Studies Social Justice Research Grant

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Sponsored by: Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education and College and University Faculty Assembly

 

Request for Proposals

Deadline: August 15, 2016

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:

Catriona Macdonald, President of Linchpin Strategies and NCSS's Congressional expert, discusses the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Act) Reauthorization, as well as how to most effectively communicate about ESEA with Members of Congress directly and via the Appropriations process.

Fritz Fischer, History Professor and Director History Education at University of Northern Colorado, and long-time board leader of National Council for History Education (NCHE), authored the lead article in the December issue of History Matters.

After three years of work, The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards will be published this fall. The C3 Framework will be available at no cost on the NCSS website, and for purchase in print.

Below is an update from the Ohio Council for the Social Studies.

"The Ohio Council for the Social Studies is celebrating an advocacy victory. Governor Kasich has signed the biennium budget and the Ohio Department of Education has confirmed that new Social Studies assessments will be administered to 4th and 6th grade students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. These assessments will be electronic, grade-level specific and be aligned to Ohio’s New Learning Standards for the Social Studies.

January 30, 2012

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).

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