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5/23/2017

It takes courage to buck the pressures of social media and post real, unaltered images of oneself online, teenager Sarah Kendrick writes in this commentary. Kendrick urges her peers to ditch image-editing tools and embrace the beauty of their imperfect, natural selves.

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5/23/2017

The Teacher Health and Wellness Act, under consideration in the US House, would establish a pilot study on teacher stress at the National Institutes of Health. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who introduced the bill, writes in this blog post that the goal is to curb high levels of stress among teachers while boosting retention.

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The Hill
5/23/2017

Language enthusiasts from across Alaska and part of Canada recently gathered for a five-day workshop at the University of Alaska Southeast to focus on preserving the Tsimshian language, Sm'algyax, which is believed to have only six fluent speakers left in the state. Language learners practiced vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure, among other things, at the event.

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Alaska, University of Alaska
5/23/2017

Peer pressure may cause students to avoid opportunities to improve their academic performance, according to a study from the National Bureau of Economic Research. Researchers found participation in SAT-prep classes increased from 53% to 80% when sign-ups were made private instead of public.

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Edutopia online
5/23/2017

Retrieval practice, distributed practice and successive relearning may be broadly applicable instructional methods that support deeper learning and knowledge transfer, professor John Dunlosky said. He discussed the strategies during the recent Learning and the Brain conference.

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KQED
5/23/2017

First-grade teacher Carissa Holloway in this commentary reflects on how growing up as a quiet student inspired her as a teacher to find ways for all students to share their voices. She highlights how technology supports this goal.

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The Hechinger Report
5/23/2017

Professional development was an important factor in a New York school district's successful rollout of a one-to-one program, asserts Peter LaMoreaux, the district's instructional technology specialist. In this commentary, he describes the rollout.

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5/23/2017

Indiana's 15 to Finish initiative, which requires students to take 15 credit hours per semester to maintain state aid, has boosted the likelihood that students will earn 30 credit hours a year by 5.2%. Among students receiving the highest amount of aid, such growth nearly doubled to 10.1%, the data show.

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Inside Higher Ed
5/23/2017

Middle-school teacher Amber Chandler explains how she came to incorporate both highly independent research projects and teacher-guided assignments in the classroom. Chandler describes how the novel "The Outsiders" inspired her students' research projects.

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5/23/2017

A New York county center is using a high-powered electron microscope across many of its career and technical education classes, including courses such as cosmetology and construction trades. CTE officials also are working to develop a nanotechnology initiative in partnership with local colleges.