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5/23/2018

A New Jersey school district plans to launch a revival of its gifted-education program for third through fifth grades this fall. The program will include units on creative writing, project-based learning, field trips and science, technology, engineering and math.

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5/23/2018

Purposeful lessons require planning, writes high-school English teacher Christopher Bronke. In this blog post, Bronke shares four tips to help teachers plan such lessons, such as planning with a colleague and seeking feedback from students.

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5/23/2018

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified Tuesday before the House education committee. During the hearing, she addressed issues related to teacher pay, the TEACH grant program, school safety and support for LGBT students.

5/23/2018

By 2020, Chicago Public Schools will require students to prove they have a job or plan to enroll in the military, a trade school or college before they can get their high-school diploma. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel developed the initiative, which he says will ensure that students are not "dropping off the cliff" after high school.

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5/23/2018

A Virginia high school violated a transgender student's rights when he was prevented from using the boys' bathroom, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The student at the center of the case has already graduated, but the case could have implications for other transgender students.

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5/23/2018

One South Dakota school district is implementing two new programs designed to stem a growing teacher shortage. One program offers high-school and college credit for high-school students interested in becoming teachers and another provides paid classroom internships for college students.

5/23/2018

Students in two New York school districts worked with instructors from the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University during a recent four-day workshop on poetry writing. Students were introduced to model poems to inspire them in writing their own free-verse poems.

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5/23/2018

A group of fifth- and sixth-graders at one Florida elementary school have created math-themed murals to help their classmates learn grade-appropriate math concepts. The "Mathletes" also hold after-school tutoring sessions and organized a math night for parents.

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5/23/2018

Some math education experts say high-school leaders should replace calculus classes with statistics or data-literacy courses. Advocates of such changes say it could give students the skills they need to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math as the use of big data is growing.

5/22/2018

The digital tool Slack can help support Socratic seminars, write Zach Seagle, a history instructional coach at KIPP San Francisco College Prep, and Justin Taylor, a high-school social studies teacher. In this commentary, they suggest students use Slack as a companion to in-person discussions by asking questions and linking to relevant resources.

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