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Corrosion of Gulf shipwrecks could accelerate due to remains of oil spill

February 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
Historic shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico are at high risk of increased corrosion due to the oil spill the Deepwater Horizon  -More
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Teaching in the time of Trump

February 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
The divisive rhetoric of presidential candidate Donald Trump presents a challenge for teachers covering the presidential prim -More
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Without courage we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.

February 26, 2016 - 1:19pm
Maya Angelou, writer and civil rights activist -More
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Md. students create business plans to improve Baltimore

February 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
Maryland high-school students from different schools are working together on a business plan to improve life for Baltimore's  -More
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Teacher: Election years are classroom opportunities

February 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
Election-year political campaigns can be a sensitive topic for the classroom, but high-school teacher Janelle Bence offers ad -More
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Should schools change approach to Black History Month?

February 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
February is Black History Month, which this year has been marked by calls from some to reconsider how the nation -- and schoo -More
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Educators reflect on "Mockingbird" as classroom classic

February 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
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Inspire your students to become active and informed citizens
HMH® brings you the Presidential Election Connection, a dynamic new online resource to engage and inform your social studies students. Explore this comprehensive, one-stop election information hub.

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Conn. district's teachers get time, give input on PD

February 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
A Connecticut district sends students home early one day a week to allow time for collaboration among educators plus professi -More
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Students use webcams to take virtual field trips

February 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
An Ohio school has scheduled several distance-learning events this month in which students will take virtual field trips via  -More
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Students learn financial lessons in stock-market contest

February 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
Some students in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan are learning the real-world math of the stock market while taking part -More
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Math becomes meaningful during blanket-making project

February 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
A group of Oregon high-school students learned math and sewing skills while creating 57 blankets for a local children's hospi -More
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Webinar -- Religion, Social Studies and You -- Part II

February 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
Learn to implement religious and cultural literacy into your classrooms in this two-part webinar series.  -More
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Webinar -- Sustainable Social Studies

February 24, 2016 - 1:49pm
Interested in going green for your class? Join us March 8 for a Sustainable Social Studies webinar with Mike Yell.  -More
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Iowa 8th-graders use Minecraft in lessons on American Revolution

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
Eighth-graders at an Iowa middle school are using Minecraft to recreate colony maps from American Revolutionary War battles a -More
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Wis. district educators tour Civil War, Underground Railroad sites

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
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Top-Rated Virtual Field Trip Apps and Websites
Want to take your students on a field trip but don't have the time or resources to get them out of the classroom? Try some of these highly rated apps and websites from Common Sense Graphite to bring the field trip to your students. View our list here.

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Using formative assessments for reading assignments

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
Formative assessments help teachers gauge student learning and adjust lessons to adapt to their needs, middle-grades writing  -More
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Ohio districts vary in approach to weighted GPAs

February 22, 2016 - 1:13pm
Some Ohio school districts do not award extra points for Advanced Placement and honors courses, which means students can have -More
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