National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional growth of social studies teachers, and to the outcomes in the classrooms in which they teach. This is especially true for early career teachers. The NCSS First Timers' Scholarship Fund supports attendance by early career teachers who have never attended an NCSS Annual Conference, particularly those from diverse ethnic groups and/or who teach in high-poverty schools in Missouri and Illinois. Learn more and apply or contribute.
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