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Social Security Online | State and Local Government Employers

State and Local Government Employers – Information




Welcome to SSA’s web site for State and local government employers. Currently, there are about 98,000 public employers and 23 million public employees.

Attention! If you hire new employees not covered by Social Security: Section 419(c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The law requires newly hired public employees to sign a statement that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit

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High School Social Studies Textbook & Curriculum

Establishing an American Republic 1492 – 1896

1. What Is History?
Essential Question: What is history, and why should we study it?

In an Experiential Exercise, students witness a staged event that they then reconstruct to help them understand the challenges historians face in interpreting and communicating information about the past.

2. Defining and Debating America’s Founding Ideals
Essential Question: What are America’s founding ideals, and why are they important?

In a Writing for Understanding activity, students examine placards that contain images and quotations spanning American history to discover the influence of the five founding ideals of the Declaration of Independence.

3. Setting the Geographic Stage
Essential Question: How has geography influenced the development of the United States?

In a Social Studies Skill Builder, students label features on thematic maps to determine how geography has shaped U.S. history.

4. The Colonial Roots of America’s Founding Ideals
Essential Question: How did

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| Society for Social Studies of Science

Backchannels provides an outlet for alternative-format scholarly communications, publishing shorter, timelier, media-rich communiques of interest to the global STS community.

Bridging Science, Religion and STS in India: An interview with Renny Thomas

Reflections / Joseph Satish Vedanayagam


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In this post, Joseph Satish interviews Renny Thomas on the challenges of bridging science, religion and STS in India. Thomas’ ethnographic work is unique to the exploration of caste, religion and atheism in the Indian laboratory.

Coronavirus – Call for Contributions from STS, Technoscience and Beyond

Reflections / Amanda Windle


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Call for contributions from the 4S community in response to COVID-19. We are looking to put together a rough and iterative toolkit and a range of sources for 4S readers to think together around issues raised by the current coronavirus pandemic. Expected publication date for April 2020.

NOLA 2019: “What am I doing here?” Exploring discomfort in/as social research

Reflections / Marco Paladines

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The Society for the Study of Social Problems | Home Page

Heather Dalmage

“The SSSP was the first professional conference at which I presented. I remember, twenty-five years later, the paper I presented, the way others embraced my ideas, challenged me and supported my work. Over the years, I have found SSSP a place to try out new ideas, get professional support, and connect with sociologists concerned with social justice and social action. And, now, I find hope and inspiration in the newer – younger – scholars that are bringing their activism, experiences, and insights to the fore. The SSSP continues to be a place through which we can dream transformation while engaging in the work of scholar activism.”

Heather M. Dalmage, SSSP President 2019-2020
Roosevelt University

Read more member experiences with SSSP…

SSSP: 2019 Membership Survey Results Announced

Five years ago, the Board of Directors voted to conduct a membership survey every five years to assess how well the

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