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July 13, 2018
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Mass. students learn about leadership at camp
Mass. students learn about leadership at camp
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Sixteen Boston-area high-school students are learning about social and political issues in a civics course offered at a summer camp. The training they receive is designed to help them develop leadership skills, so they can address issues in their communities and mentor their peers.
The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (7/13) 
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What can students learn from community service?
Service learning often can spark students' passions outside of the classroom and help them prepare for college or a career, writes Jill Stafford, a school principal in Texas. In this blog post, she shares why community service is -- and should be -- a focus in education.
SmartBrief/Education (7/12) 
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Policy Watch
Committee advances US education budget
The Department of Education would receive about $71 billion in fiscal 2019 -- a $100 million increase from fiscal 2018 -- under a federal spending bill approved Wednesday by the US House appropriations committee. Several programs, including Title IV, would get increased funding under the proposal, which also restores the funds for school safety that were eliminated in an earlier version.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (7/11) 
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Experts testify about student mental health
Experts testify about student mental health
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Experts this week told the federal school-safety commission that students, especially those in rural areas and those who are part of vulnerable populations, do not have enough access to mental health services. Sheryl Kataoka, a professor-in-residence at the University of California at Los Angeles, urged the panel to expand mental health services and teacher training in social and emotional learning.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (7/11) 
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Technology in the Classroom
Survey: Video use is increasing in schools
Survey: Video use is increasing in schools
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More educators are regularly using video in their lessons, according to an online survey by video-services company Kaltura. Results also show that about 21% of the surveyed educators said more than half the number of their students also are creating videos.
T.H.E. Journal (7/11) 
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Social Studies & Civic Life
Program develops students' leadership potential
Program develops students' leadership potential
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Students are learning to view themselves as school leaders through the Bonstingl Leaders for the Future program, designed by a former teacher. Timothy Van Tasel, superintendent of a Connecticut school district using the program, says it helped empower his students to develop a peer-mediation program.
The Hechinger Report (7/12) 
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Texas teacher creates community through rap
Fourth-grade teacher Thomas Mayfield said he creates rap videos in Spanish and English to engage students and build a school community at campuses in his Texas district. Mayfield is working on a back-to-school video with teachers, administrators and students as performers that will be released on YouTube and played the first day of school.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (7/12) 
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NCSS Updates
CUFA Spotlight: Alexander Cuenca
Alexander Cuenca leads the charge as Chair of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA). NCSS sits down with Cuenca, the assistant professor of social studies education at Indiana University, to discuss CUFA's goals, pre-service teaching, and the challenges for today's social studies teachers. Read the interview.
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NCSS 2018 Media Literacy Institute
US teens consume more than nine hours of media every day. Media literacy and critical thinking skills are essential to teach our students the difference between what's real and what's fake, what are opinions and what are the facts. In this intensive 3-day training, develop the skills, practice, pedagogy, inspiration and materials to effectively and continually integrate habits of inquiry and critical thinking into the social studies curriculum. Learn more and register.
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