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4/20/2018

Teachers in Arizona have voted to participate in a statewide walkout next Thursday. The move, which will include calls for higher pay and better school funding, follows similar protests in other states.

4/20/2018

Students from across the US walked out of their schools Friday to mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting that left 12 students and one teacher dead. Students from more than 2,500 schools were expected to take part in the event, the latest in student-led protests seeking changes to gun laws.

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4/20/2018

Seventh-graders at a Maryland school recently learned about the environment and stewardship as they participated in activities that recognizes Earth Day, which will be observed on Sunday. Students rotated among stations to learn about forestry and other topics and learned about the benefits of planting trees.

4/20/2018

Educators in a Texas school district are using a personalized, project-based learning model called STEM Students on the Stage to help prepare students for college and career. In this commentary, Levent Sakar, STEM/PBL activity coordinator and physics curriculum director, shares ideas for engaging students in real-world STEM learning.

4/20/2018

High-school principal Peter Badalament has created a student working group on homework. In this blog post, he describes the working group development and how the group arrived at workable solutions to some homework problems.

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4/20/2018

Some school districts facing teacher shortages are recruiting retired educators. Alvin Thornton, former chairman of the Maryland Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, says the move should be considered a short-term fix, rather than a long-term solution.

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4/20/2018

School districts are required under the Every Student Succeeds Act to report per-pupil spending by December 2019. Experts offer some tips for getting started, even before states issue specific guidelines about what will be required.

4/20/2018

All of Vermont's students from seventh to 12th grades have personalized learning plans, writes Frank Barnes, director of educational technology at the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union. In this article, he writes about how the plans, which are reviewed annually, help students identify and reach their goals.

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EdSurge
4/20/2018

Students with cognitive disabilities operate a districtwide food pantry at their Michigan high school so they can develop job skills. The students sort, pack, stock and shop for the food pantry, which is part of district efforts to support growing numbers of students in poverty.

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4/20/2018

It is important that educators know how to effectively communicate with school board members when advocating for a particular issue, three authors and educators assert. In this article, they offer tips for boosting communication with the district officials.

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