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Social studies conferences around the nation

NCSS Smartbrief - April 5, 2017 - 1:08pm
Spring is a busy time for regional, state and local social studies conferences. Check out our complete listing.
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Silence is the bluntest of blunt instruments.

NCSS Smartbrief - April 5, 2017 - 1:08pm
Erica Jong, writer
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Alaska 8th-graders engage in Project Citizen

NCSS Smartbrief - March 10, 2017 - 12:59pm
Eighth-graders in one Alaska middle school's social studies classes are participating in Project Citizen to learn about democ -More
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Students devote senior year to thesis, speech

NCSS Smartbrief - March 10, 2017 - 12:59pm
Students at a Texas high school research, write and present a senior thesis intended to prepare them for academic assignments -More
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Senate overturns ESSA regulations

NCSS Smartbrief - March 10, 2017 - 12:59pm
The Senate voted Thursday to overturn regulations that spell out how states comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act.  -More
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Where does spending stand in fiscal year 2017?

NCSS Smartbrief - March 10, 2017 - 12:59pm
The federal budget through April 28 is operating on a continuing resolution, which maintains fiscal year 2017 spending levels -More
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Schools bridge digital divide among parents

NCSS Smartbrief - March 10, 2017 - 12:59pm
The digital divide among parents is growing, assert education leaders on a panel about digital equity at the SXSWedu conferen -More
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Refugee students take lead in educating others

NCSS Smartbrief - March 10, 2017 - 12:59pm
About 25% of students at a high school in Maine are African refugees, and some say they often feel rejected and alone.  -More
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Chicago schools receive $1M donation from rapper

NCSS Smartbrief - March 10, 2017 - 12:59pm
Grammy winner and Chicago native Chance the Rapper donated $1 million to Chicago Public Schools this week, making the announc -More
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NCSS 2017 webinar series

NCSS Smartbrief - March 10, 2017 - 12:59pm
Expand your professional portfolio with these enriching and engaging online learning opportunities from NCSS.
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Former "lost boy" opens Wis. 7th-graders' eyes

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
Seventh-graders at a Wisconsin school recently learned about the "Lost Boys of Sudan" from Jacob Atem, who was a child fleein -More
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How to collaborate with school librarians

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
Librarians can act as instructional partners and offer support in the classroom, middle-school librarian Rachel Grover explai -More
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Tools that teachers need in their toolboxes

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
Teachers today face challenges that require skills unnecessary for their predecessors.  -More
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Video feedback key to teacher-residency programs

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
Harvard University and New York University have launched teacher-residency programs that use on-site mentor teachers and vide -More
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Minecraft incorporates teacher ideas in school version

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
More than 75,000 teachers and students are using Minecraft: Education Edition in the classroom, with the game offering teache -More
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Va. library documents school integration history

NCSS Smartbrief - March 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
The public library system in Arlington, Va., is documenting how the county's schools were desegregated.  -More
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