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Va. education board expedites retakes of Standards of Learning tests

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Students qualifying for a second chance to pass the state Standards of Learning test can retake the test sooner under a resol -More
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Students engage with literary characters online

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Some schools in Michigan and Ohio are using a program in which students engage online with literary characters.  -More
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Mass. 6th-grade civics club addresses drug abuse in community

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Members of a Massachusetts elementary school's civics club are focusing on preventing drug abuse in the community.  -More
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Ore. school's students take on cleaning duties

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Some schools teach students about responsibility and ownership by assigning them cleanup duties.  -More
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Promoting Inquiry with Primary Source Documents in the Elementary Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
This April 9 webinar will help elementary teachers engage students in US history through selecting appropriate primary source -More
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April 2015 TSSP

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
The April issue of The Social Studies Professional is now available for download! Get TSSP. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:29pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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N.C. 3rd-graders portray historical figures in English, Spanish

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Third-graders in the Spanish immersion program at a North Carolina elementary school recently demonstrated their history know -More
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How laughter can improve teaching, learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Humor and laughter can be a powerful tool for teaching and learning, high-school English teacher Sarah Henderson suggests.  -More
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Utah law requires students to pass civics test to graduate

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert recently signed into law a bill that requires students to pass a 50-question version of the U.S.  -More
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5 states are granted renewal of NCLB waivers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
The U.S. Department of Education this week renewed five states' waivers from parts of No Child Left Behind.  -More
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Despite challenges, mobile devices gain favor in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Some early research supports the use of mobile devices to enhance classroom learning, but challenges also remain, according t -More
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Ga. 1st-graders lobby for state's naming of official mammal

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
First-graders from a school in Georgia wrote letters and testified in legislative committees to lobby lawmakers to choose the -More
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70,000 Civil War-era photographs acquired by Yale University

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University recently purchased more than 70,000 Civil War-era photograph -More
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Promoting Inquiry with Primary Source Documents in the Elementary Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
This April 9 webinar will help elementary teachers engage students in US history through selecting appropriate primary source -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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