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High-school teacher creates guide to student slang

May 3, 2019 - 1:48pm
James Callahan, a sociology teacher at Lowell High School in Massachusetts, was looking for ways to better understand his stu -More
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5th-graders succeed in school Styrofoam ban

May 3, 2019 - 1:48pm
One Colorado elementary school has stopped using Styrofoam trays after a class of fifth-grade students researched the environ -More
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Brown v. Board of Education's legacy examined

May 3, 2019 - 1:48pm
Lawmakers on the House education committee recently examined outcomes from the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case.  -More
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To get to the top is easy. To stay on top is hard.

May 3, 2019 - 1:48pm
Lorrie Fair Allen, nonprofit program director and retired soccer player May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
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8th-graders make history videos for younger peers

May 1, 2019 - 1:07pm
Eighth-grade students at one Michigan middle school are producing three- to five-minute TED-Talk-style videos about the Revol -More
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More districts work to be culturally proficient

May 1, 2019 - 1:07pm
Many urban school districts -- where mostly white teachers work with many students of color from low-income families -- are t -More
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Skype helps students learn geography

May 1, 2019 - 1:07pm
Some teachers are using Skype to connect students to others in different parts of the world to improve understanding of geogr -More
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US students lack knowledge about the Holocaust

May 1, 2019 - 1:07pm
While the number of reports of anti-Semitic incidents in US schools is rising, there also is a growing lack of awareness abou -More
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Mass. students use library to connect with the world

May 1, 2019 - 1:07pm
One Massachusetts high-school library is holding cross-cultural conversations with students in Iraq, Afghanistan, Sweden and  -More
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University fosters links to middle-schoolers

May 1, 2019 - 1:07pm
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I'd rather lose all my stuff than lose myself, because I've done that before, and that feels way worse.

May 1, 2019 - 1:07pm
Constance Wu, actress May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
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Students display, sell photographs of community

April 29, 2019 - 2:12pm
Third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders at one Montana school displayed -- and auctioned off -- original photographs they had take -More
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Texas to restart cursive handwriting lessons

April 29, 2019 - 2:12pm
Second- through fifth-grade students in Texas will begin learning progressive levels of cursive handwriting in the 2019-20 sc -More
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Okla. speeds up testing data given to teachers, parents

April 29, 2019 - 2:12pm
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Survey finds disconnect between teachers, tech

April 29, 2019 - 2:12pm
About a third of teachers say they rarely use education technology provided by their school or district, and 63% say communic -More
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Project guides student trust in information

April 29, 2019 - 2:12pm
Alan Miller of the nonprofit News Literacy Project writes that determining what information to trust is really important and  -More
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How to work climate change into lesson plans

April 29, 2019 - 2:12pm
Nearly 80% of teachers surveyed by NPR/Ipsos said they want to teach students about climate change, but fewer than half actua -More
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Our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we've touched.

April 29, 2019 - 2:12pm
Will Fetters, writer and producer April is National Volunteer Month
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