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NYC middle school adds Juneteenth to curriculum

June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
A middle school in New York City is commemorating Juneteenth for a fifth year, but in a remote environment while closed becau -More
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Retired teacher leads cemetery memorial project

June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Research for an article led retired social studies teacher Peter Gabrielson to the discovery of the Potter's Field section of -More
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Students tap social media to root out racism

June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
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NCSS condemns killing of George Floyd and countless Black people

June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
In response to the death of George Floyd, the National Council for the Social Studies condemns the use of excessive violence
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Webinar: Getting to September

June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Join us June 25 when we talk about what it will take to reopen schools this fall with Valerie Truesdale of The School Superin
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Life is challenging but I'm always up for a challenge.

June 22, 2020 - 2:41pm
Venus Williams, professional tennis player
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Professor: History is also about what isn't taught

June 19, 2020 - 1:44pm
Textbooks have ignored or glossed over the oppression and contributions of nonwhite populations of the US and sidestepped top -More
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La. teacher pushes to diversify reading lists

June 19, 2020 - 1:44pm
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Could hybrid learning become the new normal?

June 19, 2020 - 1:44pm
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently encouraged superintendents to plan for some form of remote instruction beyond the fa -More
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Preferred tech: Zoom classes, prerecorded videos

June 19, 2020 - 1:44pm
Math and language arts teachers in a survey point to livestreaming conference software such as Zoom, prerecorded videos and o -More
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16 states have schools named for Confederate figures

June 19, 2020 - 1:44pm
There are least 174 schools in 16 states that are named after Confederate figures -- 53 named for Robert E.  -More
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Student's Motown documentary to screen at Smithsonian

June 19, 2020 - 1:44pm
Middle-schooler Laura Theilman of Whitehall, Mich., researched, wrote and produced a documentary about the history of Motown  -More
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7th-grade teacher connects protests, local history

June 17, 2020 - 1:57pm
Using the news to teach local history is nothing new to Joe Menting, a Wisconsin social studies teacher.  -More
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Vt. educator teaches history off the books

June 17, 2020 - 1:57pm
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Principal offers anti-racist strategies for teachers

June 17, 2020 - 1:57pm
Teachers can take several steps to be anti-racist, writes Pirette McKamey, the first black principal of Mission High School i -More
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Report: Retreat for teachers being built by Netflix CEO

June 17, 2020 - 1:57pm
Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, is reportedly funding the construction of a 2,100-acre retreat in Colorado for educators.  -More
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5 lessons learned from remote instruction

June 17, 2020 - 1:57pm
The rapid transition to remote instruction has offered some lessons that could be useful as educators consider possible instr -More
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Protesters take down statues of Columbus

June 17, 2020 - 1:57pm
Statues of Christopher Columbus have been toppled or damaged in cities including Boston, St. Paul, Minn., and Richmond, Va.  -More
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