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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.

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.

The Board of Directors of National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) approved a new Strategic Plan at their November 30, 2016 meeting, held during the NCSS 96th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

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