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LGBT history classes required in 4 states

August 14, 2019 - 1:25pm
California, New Jersey, Colorado and Illinois have laws requiring the teaching of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender hist -More
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How basket-weaving, crafts connect learning with traditions

August 14, 2019 - 1:25pm
The Sealaska Heritage Institute recently invited middle- and high-school teachers to a weeklong seminar in Juneau, Alaska, to -More
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A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

August 14, 2019 - 1:25pm
Walter Bagehot, journalist, businessman
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Indigenous games taught to Minn. students

August 12, 2019 - 1:33pm
A group of Minnesota students gathered recently for Indigenous Games Play Day to learn traditional versions of tag and a lacr -More
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Idaho begins hearings on revising Common Core

August 12, 2019 - 1:33pm
Four hearings have been scheduled by the Idaho state Board of Education on the future of the Idaho Core Standards, a version  -More
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Using narrative video games to teach reading

August 12, 2019 - 1:33pm
Video games based on digital narratives can help students learn and engage with reading, according to some teachers who use s -More
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How racism affects children's health

August 12, 2019 - 1:33pm
Racism can be harmful to children's health, according to a policy statement released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  -More
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Bookshelf mural designed to inspire students

August 12, 2019 - 1:33pm
A new mural at Rucker Stewart Middle School in Tennessee depicts a bookshelf featuring 11 titles students can expect to read  -More
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Judge: Va. school violated transgender student's rights

August 12, 2019 - 1:33pm
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If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

August 12, 2019 - 1:33pm
Andrew Carnegie, industrialist, business magnate, philanthropist
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Maine teachers learn about slavery, state history

August 9, 2019 - 12:26pm
A group of Maine teachers recently spent two days at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine learning about African-Am -More
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Teachers share tips for curbing talking in class

August 9, 2019 - 12:26pm
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How are states using funds for at-risk students?

August 9, 2019 - 12:26pm
Most states are using foundational funding formulas to distribute money to school districts for special student populations a -More
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ISTE CEO lists top edtech challenges

August 9, 2019 - 12:26pm
There are five key education-technology issues that educators should consider as 2020 approaches, suggests Richard Culatta, C -More
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How lateral reading can help ID fake news stories

August 9, 2019 - 12:26pm
Students who practice lateral reading, in which they stop to verify information that seems suspect rather than glossing over  -More
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Program helps students create civic change

August 9, 2019 - 12:26pm
Students who take part in the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsibility program in Medford, Mass., come up with ideas  -More
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Generosity is the best investment.

August 9, 2019 - 12:26pm
Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer
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