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2/24/2017

There are about 5 million English-language learners in US schools -- or about 1 of every 10 students. Studies show that while 90% of ELLs are enrolled in an ELL program, they may not be receiving the support they need.

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2/24/2017

Apple, Google and Microsoft are the key technology companies vying for space in K-12 schools. This article evaluates what each one offers and includes feedback from educators about the available technology.

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2/24/2017

Teachers should consider new ways to teach African-American history, asserts social studies teacher William Anderson. In this article, he shares examples that tie Black History month lessons to the Common Core State Standards.

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2/24/2017

Fifth-graders at two Maryland elementary schools recently explored the life of President George Washington in honor of his 285th birthday during a presentation given by a local historical society. They viewed artifacts and took turns guessing about the significance of a piece of wood.

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2/24/2017

Mississippi special-education teacher Audrey Roby says she brings her students to an aqua Zumba class twice a week to build their physical strength and social skills. The cost of going to the off-site class is covered by sales from the students' school-based business.

2/24/2017

A school district in Washington state is opening a kindergarten-only facility later this year. Officials say the school will help the district meet a statewide full-day kindergarten mandate.

2/24/2017

Experts in this article share seven tips to help schools plan and execute effective makerspaces. Maureen Miller, director of technology in an Illinois school district, suggests picking an active, flexible space.

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T.H.E. Journal
2/24/2017

A survey of more than 2.5 million students and teachers in 160 countries reveals online-learning trends among high-school and college students. The GoConqr survey found, among other things, that online learning tends to be done alone.

2/24/2017

Officials in the Los Angeles Unified School District will not face charges over a controversial $1.3 billion iPad purchase in 2013, district officials announced this week. The project drew criticism because of the way the vendors were vetted.

2/24/2017

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos spoke Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. In her remarks, DeVos responded to critics and commented on the administration's recent decision regarding transgender bathroom use in schools.

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