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1/24/2017

This blog post offers an update on what's happening in the US Department of Education during the transition to a new presidential administration. It addresses who is in charge, the status of political appointees and policy issues around data and immigration.

1/24/2017

Teachers can use popular culture to teach media literacy with the help of Super Bowl ads, writes Frank Baker, a media literacy education consultant. In this blog post, Baker offers a play-by-play guide -- from kickoff to the final whistle of the game.

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1/24/2017

High-school students in Jackson County, Mich., soon will have the opportunity to participate in the CEO Challenge. The Junior Achievement program, similar to the television show "Shark Tank," will allow students to pitch business ideas and gain support of businesses and mentors.

1/24/2017

More than 10 million students at more than 12,000 schools are participating in The Great Kindness Challenge this year. Participating students can perform as many as 50 acts of kindness during a designated week.

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1/24/2017

Schools may need to do more to harness the power of data in education, according to a report from the Center for Data Innovation. Laura Hansen, director for information management and decision support at Metro Nashville Public Schools, shares some best practices for using data.

1/24/2017

The US Department of Education has released a beta version of a tool designed to help K-12 administrators evaluate educational technology. The Ed Tech Rapid Cycle Evaluation Coach aims to help officials determine whether edtech they are using -- or considering using -- will meet their goals.

1/24/2017

Incarceration during adolescence yields long-term negative outcomes later in life, according to a study in Pediatrics. Data show youths who were incarcerated for less than a month had a 41% higher likelihood of having symptoms of depression in adulthood.

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1/24/2017

Some members of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions are requesting a second confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's nominee for US secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., has said he will not hold a second hearing.

1/24/2017

Hands-on learning tools such as robotics teach problem-solving through intuitive learning and critical thinking, explains Beth Brubaker, STEM project coordinator and schoolwide enrichment specialist at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy. In this commentary, Brubaker recommends starting with small activities and scaling from there.

1/24/2017

A New Jersey resort commissioned a 28-foot mural from commercial art students at a county technical school. The students worked with their client to create a project design that would convey resort information as well as paint a realistic mountain landscape.