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NCSS Letter to Hawaii DOE-2011


The attached letter was written on behalf of social studies educators in Hawaii to the HI DOE. Educators in Hawaii alerted the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) that they were considerin reducing the number of social studies credits for high school graduation from four to three credits. We urged them not do so.   --> read more »

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New Co-Editors for Social Studies and the Young Learner


Andrea Libresco and Jeannette Balantic have been chosen to be co-editors of Social Studies and the Young Learner for a five-year term beginning with the September/October 2011 issue.   --> read more »

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Introducing the NCSS Online Teachers' Library


The NCSS Online Teachers’ Library U.S. History Collection is a new benefit created by your professional organization, NCSS, in response to members’ requests.    --> read more »

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Jere Brophy


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Jere Brophy, Distinguished Professor of teacher education and educational psychology at Michigan State University and long-time NCSS member died October 15. He was 69 years old. Brophy was a leader in the field of teacher education, and was known for his pioneering research on effective teaching. In 2006, Brophy and Janet Alleman were awarded the NCSS Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award for their research on K-3 students’ thinking about social studies topics in their book Children's Thinking About Cultural Universals.

"As a young teacher in the seventies and eighties, his scholarly work on teacher effects was my first introduction to the applicability of research to the classroom, and greatly influenced my teaching", wrote Michael Yell, middle school social studies teacher and NCSS Past President. "Professor Brophy's influence will continue to be felt in social studies classrooms thoughout the country."


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Social Studies Educator Elected to Board of Directors of National Education Organization


Silver Spring, MD – July 1, 2009 – Karen Burgard, a social studies department chair and classroom teacher at Harrisonville High School, Harrisonville, Missouri has been elected to serve a three-year term as the secondary teacher representative on the Board of Directors of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the nation’s largest professional organization for social studies   --> read more »

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Social Studies Educator Elected to Board of Directors of National Education Organization


Silver Spring, MD – July 1, 2009 – Michelle Herczog, the History-Social Science Consultant for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, California, has been elected to serve a three-year term as the at-large representative on the Board of Directors of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the nation’s largest professional organization for social studies educators   --> read more »

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Blanchette to Begin Vice President Term at NCSS


Silver Spring, Md. – June 30, 2009 – Susan (Sue) J. Blanchette, a high school teacher at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, Texas, has been elected Vice President of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the nation’s largest professional organization for social studies educators. Blanchette will begin her 2009-10 term effective July 1, 2009.   --> read more »

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Goldberg to Begin President-elect Term at NCSS


Silver Spring, Md. – July 1, 2009– Steven A. Goldberg, a high school teacher and department chairman at New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, New York, has been elected President-Elect of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), the nation’s largest professional organization for social studies educators. Goldberg will begin his 2009-10 term effective July 1, 2009.   --> read more »

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Golston to Begin Term as NCSS President


Silver Spring – July 1, 2009 – The National Council for the Social Studies is pleased to announce that Sydele E. (Syd) Golston, an Arizona school administrator and former classroom teacher at the secondary and post-secondary level for over 30 years, will begin a 12-month term as President of NCSS on July 1.   --> read more »

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Nominations for NCSS Board of Directors


NCSS is seeking candidates for Vice-President, and the Board of Directors. Nominees are also needed for the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) board. You may nominate yourself, or recommend a colleague member who has experience as an affiliate council or associated group leader. Recommendations may be sent to any member of the nominations committee.   --> read more »

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