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Please join us in welcoming Joy Lindsey to our NCSS team as our new Director of Marketing and Membership.

Federal Competitive Grant funding is now available for K-12 History and Civics Education professional development!

The US Department of Education has published a Federal Register Notice announcing the grant competition for the National Activities grants we successfully advocated for in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). You can find the official federal register notice here:

On June 6, 2017, NCSS Executive Director Dr. Lawrence Paska participated in “Promoting Civility and Tolerance in our Schools and Communities,” a meeting convened at the National Press Club by Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education and Faculty Director of International Education Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Anthony Jackson, Vice President of Education, Asia Society, and Charito Kruvant, Founder and Chair, Creative Associates International.

National Council for the Social Studies is pleased to announce that Terry L. Cherry a social studies consultant in Mesquite, Texas, began a one-year term as President of the NCSS Board of Directors on July 1.  

National Council for the Social Studies Affirms Religious Studies as Essential to Educating for Effective and Engaged Citizenship in a Diverse Nation and World

In November 2016, NCSS Executive Director Larry Paska participated in a seminar on Teaching the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) in K-12 Education: Past, Present, and Future. This seminar was coordinated by the National Research Council Division of Behavioral and Social Science and Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, DC.