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Call for Nominations

NCSS seeks candidates for vice president and for members of its board of directors. You may nominate yourself, or recommend a colleague member who has experience as an NCSS Associated Group or Affiliated Council leader. Recommendations may be sent to the Nominations and Elections Committee. NCSS encourages all members to recommend possible candidates.

The NCSS Board of Directors approved the following resolutions at its March 2017 meeting:

  • 16-01-1 Representation of Associated Groups

  • 16-02-1 NCSS to Encourage Education on the Issue of DC Statehood

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) has released a new position statement that outlines the importance of social studies education in the elementary classroom. The statement, Powerful, Purposeful Pedagogy in Elementary School Social Studies, defines how elementary-level social studies prepares students for active participation in the world around them through high quality, challenging, and developmentally appropriate learning experiences.

Since 2011 when earmarks were eliminated, Federal advocacy efforts by NCSS and the social studies community (civics, economics, geography, and history) have paid off in significant ways. Most important is the The Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). Signed into law in December 2015, ESSA included authorization to fund three grant programs specific to the social studies, and one large grant that can be used to fund social studies education. May 5, President Trump signed the 2017 appropriations that included funding for these programs. 

July 11, 2017 to July 14, 2017

Educators from across the United States are invited to the 3rd annual Korean War Digital History Teacher Conference. This is a one of a kind conference celebrating the lives and sacrifices of our Korean War Veterans through oral history. This years’ conference will include:

NCSS is pleased to announce the approval of the NCSS National Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers by the CAEP SPA Standards Review Committee.

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