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4/15/2021

The US Supreme Court is expected to take up a case later this month focused on a high-school student's profanity-laced Snapchat post that was posted while the student was off campus. The decision, expected by the end of June, could have implications for the future of students' freedom of speech while not on school grounds.

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Education Week
4/15/2021

An Ohio school district is recruiting the first cohort of students to enroll in the Robotics Automation Engineering program. Under the program -- offered in partnership between a technical high school and a community college -- students who participate can work toward an associate degree and prepare for careers.

4/15/2021

Members of DeWitt Middle School's Technology Student Association have built custom outdoor seating shelters for a nearby bakery. While building the 6- by 8-foot huts, students learned various skills including project planning, modeling and documentation, and how to use power tools.

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Ithaca Times (N.Y.)
4/15/2021

Teachers in the US and UK are eager to return to in-person instruction, according to a report by UserTesting, a human insights platform. In this commentary, the company's Janelle Estes writes that the findings show the challenges teachers have faced amid virtual instruction, including distractions during learning and the lack of human connection.

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T.H.E. Journal
4/15/2021

Choosing the right instructional strategy can benefit student learning across subjects, according to Angela Di Michele Lalor, an educational consultant. In this blog post, Lalor shares three strategies, including cognitive and visual routines, that can aid learning, especially when used in multiple settings.

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Edutopia
4/15/2021

Students can flex their language arts muscles involving vivid descriptors, emotional processing and self-reflection on a range of poetry assignments, English educator and author Marilyn Pryle writes in this article for National Poetry Month. Pryle offers five assignment ideas for individuals, pairs and whole classes.

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MiddleWeb
4/15/2021

Virtual language courses in Ho-Chunk (or Hoocak), Dakota and Ojibwe are being offered to students and community members in a Minnesota district to promote Indigenous language education and highlight the diversity of local Native American communities. In addition, the courses offered by the district's American Indian Parent Advisory Committee have drawn interest from learners of all ages across the US.

4/15/2021

Some say California continues to lag behind much of the country in reopening schools to in-person learning and, in some cases, students are learning in person with an adult monitor while teachers work remotely from home. This situation -- called "Zoom in a Room" -- has drawn criticism from those who say it is not the same as true in-person instruction.

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The Associated Press
4/15/2021

College athletes who transfer to Division I schools may not have to sit out a year under a rule change under consideration by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The rule, which the board of governors is expected to OK this month, has been used to keep student athletes from being traded but opponents say it limits students' ability to switch schools.

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Inside Higher Ed
4/15/2021

About half of New York City's school buildings will be used from early July to mid-August for a free program that will blend typical camp programs with summer school support from the city's Education Department. Officials say the Summer Rising program will be offered to all K-12 students in the city and will feature academics and cultural enrichment along with opportunities to socialize and engage with peers.