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2/20/2018

High-school students from five countries recently participated in the United Nations' "Global Classroom STEAM Challenge". The event invites students to use science, technology, engineering, arts and maths skills to address sustainable development issues.

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2/20/2018

A class of Ohio middle-school students are using math, financial literacy and science skills to design a plane, build a model and book a complicated trip to an exotic destination. The lesson is part of the nine-week Northeast Ohio Genius Project.

2/20/2018

In the wake six school shootings during the first 45 days of the new year, it is "time for us to shout, 'Enough is enough!' " asserts Deborah Delisle, executive director and CEO of ASCD. In this commentary, she calls on lawmakers to pursue sensible solutions to keep students safe.

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2/20/2018

Students at a Missouri high school have launched a digital news site. Students enrolled in the journalism course write about one article each week, ranging in topic from standard school news to interest pieces to movie and game reviews.

2/20/2018

Lawmakers in Vermont are considering overhauling the way special education is funded by adopting a census-based grant program. The approach would replace the current reimbursement system, giving school leaders more flexibility.

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2/20/2018

Mistakes will be made in the classroom -- sometimes too frequently, asserts sixth-grade teacher Kevin Hodgson. In this blog post, he shares some of his more memorable mistakes and what he learned, including an exercise involving Google slides and another in which students searched for song lyrics on YouTube.

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2/20/2018

Preschoolers and kindergartners at a Kentucky school recently explored world cultures during an event designed to increase students' knowledge. Teachers each chose a country and introduced the young learners to its customs, foods and languages.

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2/20/2018

Shifting to a global-focused curriculum can start with small changes that can affect students' learning in meaningful ways, writes Danielle Chaussee, a Spanish-language teacher at a Wisconsin high school. In this blog post, she shares five tips for promoting global education initiatives in the classroom.

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2/20/2018

The graduation rate at a high school in Canada has increased 18 percentage points in three years. Eastglen High School principal Darren Fox attributes the success to tracking student progress and early interventions.

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2/20/2018

The 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize have been announced. Nominations include north London teacher Andria Zafirakou, who works to close learning gaps among disadvantaged students through providing family outreach, extra lessons and information about social resources.

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