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November 15, 2013

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MRH Hosts National Council for Social Studies Site Visit

On Thursday, November 21, 2013 the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) will be visiting the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District’s campuses as one of their stops at their 2013 Fall Conference. The world-renowned group is holding their annual professional development conference in St. Louis, MO this year. With the theme being Gateway to the Core of Learning, the conference will feature a number of sessions addressing the Common Core ELA Standards for History/Social Studies. The NCSS conference provides classroom-ready resources to help meet the Common Core Standards. As part of this, a visit to MRH has been implemented into the schedule in order for the conference-goers to observe how common core, technology and sustainability play a vital role in the curriculum and everyday activities within District.

Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies has grown to be the largest association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. The mission of National Council for the Social Studies is to provide leadership, service, and support for all social studies educators.

NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, civics, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.