About MCSS

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. It is a network of social studies educators who work at every level of schooling. They communicate with each other through publications and meetings. They broaden their communication by working with related professional associations, government, and private agencies.

MCSS on the Internet

In 2012, the Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies took an important step. The organization created this Web site. It is a beginning. In 2013, the NERC44 conference was able to add an on line registration option. In addition, we're trying...

Message from the President

November 2018 - a few significant pieces of information: ★ The academic year is 1/4 complete, and for MCSS it has been busy. And for everyone, the same can be said I am sure. The critically important mid-term elections are upon us, and in every...

Who We Are

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies (MCSS) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization. It is a network of social studies educators who work at every level of schooling. They communicate with each other through publications...

Our Mission

The Massachusetts Council for the Social Studies is the state affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies and an associate of the New England History Teachers Association. The purposes of MCSS are to: Provide a professional organization...

Board Members

2018-2019 MCSS Board of Directors October 2018 OFFICERS President:  Norm Schacochis, normshac@verizon.net President-Elect: (to be filled) Secretary:  Karen Albano, kalbano@agawamed.org Treasurer:  Eileen Schacochis, treasurer@masscouncil.org ...

State/Local Councils

MCSS also works with local councils that serve regions of the state. Representatives of these councils sit on the MCSS Board of Directors as voting members. Local councils provide programs for their members several times a year; these programs enhance...