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7/29/2016

Students and community members in Hampton Bays, N.Y., share the middle school's facilities such as the gym, library, media center, cafeteria and auditorium. The school design -- described by the lead architect as following the "bridge" concept -- also features a community garden.

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media center
7/29/2016

Jessica Herring, a high-school teacher in Arkansas, recently began using a robot to teach American literature and found that -- despite her skepticism -- the technology is a valuable teaching tool outside of the science classroom. Herring found that programming actually mirrors writing and that robots could be used to teach empathy.

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KQED.org
7/29/2016

Adapting after a promotion requires learning how to project a more authoritative image while dealing with possible resentment from colleagues, experts say. Show patience and humility, be quick to let go of perceived slights and work to show company leadership you're prepared for the new role.

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Fast Company online
7/29/2016

Teachers favor Facebook in their personal lives, but few are using social media to communicate with parents or students, according to a recent survey of 1,000 K-8 teachers by Front Row Education. About 67% of teachers also said they use Pinterest for professional purposes.

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social media, Facebook, Pinterest
7/29/2016

In a speech Thursday accepting the Democratic nomination for US president, Hillary Clinton highlighted her work with the Children's Defense Fund and her focus on ensuring that all students have access to a quality education. This article looks back at how education issues factored into the four-day convention in Philadelphia.

7/29/2016

Using the rules of acting and improvisation can help professionals advance their careers by giving them new ideas when they feel stuck in a rut, communications coach Nick Morgan suggests. One improv trick he offers is not to say, "No," to new ideas, but to say, "Yes, and," to build on new strategies.

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Forbes
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Nick Morgan
7/29/2016

Educators at one Colorado middle school facing takeover amid years of low test scores are implementing a more rigorous curriculum rather than focusing on test prep. This article highlights the successes and challenges of implementing three strategies: technology integration, mastery-based promotion and improved student-teacher relationships.

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Chalkbeat
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Colorado middle school
7/29/2016

Teachers in a Kentucky district recently attended workshops designed to offer insight into the diverse student bodies at their schools. Attendees sat in on sessions addressing culturally responsive teaching and equity in the classroom, and learned techniques and skills to encourage students' success.

7/29/2016

The University of Connecticut is working with several school districts in the state to offer, and study the outcomes of, summer programs aimed at boosting achievement among young students from underrepresented groups who show potential for gifted programs. Teachers are trained to recommend students who show "out-of-the-box" thinking rather than academic achievement.

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University of Connecticut
7/29/2016

The Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership, a state Department of Workforce Services program, will award $3.4 million to 21 organizations. The grants target industry and education organizations that are preparing residents for the state's high-need sectors, such as technology and teaching.