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5/23/2019

The Army STEM Experience, a mobile exhibit from the United States Army, lets students participate in a mock humanitarian effort to give them a sense of how Army engineers apply STEM principles in their work. The exhibit is one of five free programs in this STEM roundup that teachers can use to give students a real-world perspective of STEM.

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5/23/2019

Delegation can be useful tool for school leaders, but there are times when you should not delegate, according to Naphtali Hoff of Impactful Coaching & Consulting. Hoff shares 13 tasks that should be completed personally, including modeling positive behaviors, public relations and crisis management.

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5/23/2019

In a letter to the US Education Department's acting inspector general, several advocacy groups are asking for a probe into Secretary Betsy Devos' reluctance to disallow the use of Title IV-A funds from the "Every Student Succeeds Act" to train and arm teachers. In a hearing before US Representatives last month, DeVos asserted that the department has "not advocated for nor against" such use of the funds.

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5/23/2019

Positive relationships with students is the key to successful personalized learning, according to Rick Robins, superintendent of Juab School District in Utah. Robins outlines the elements of this approach -- including technology adoption and a competency-referenced grading system -- and how it moved graduation rates from 78% in 2009 to 97% over the past three years.

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5/23/2019

Students who have been affected by trauma may struggle with how to appropriately respond to problems, according to National Board Certified Teacher Rita Platt. In this blog post seeking definitions and examples of trauma-informed teaching, Platt answers by sharing a five-step strategy to help students learn how to respond to big and small problems.

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5/23/2019

Students in poverty relying on family support make up the largest share of students at private for-profit and public four-year colleges and universities, according to a Pew Research Center study. The data also shows that, in 2016, 20% of dependent undergraduates came from families living in poverty, compared with 12% in 1996.

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5/23/2019

Automotive students at an Iowa high school are working on vehicles owned by area nonprofit organizations. The work, performed for free, includes diagnostic scans, tire rotations, oil changes and other maintenance.

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5/23/2019

Scientists were surprised to find that juvenile tiger sharks dine on land-based birds fairly regularly, possibly because of the birds' migration patterns, a study published in Ecology suggests. Birds showing up in the tiger sharks' bellies included brown thrashers, marsh wrens and swamp sparrows.

5/23/2019

Eighteen middle-school students from Buffalo, N.Y., gave 3- to 6-minute oratory presentations in the final round of the local school district's 112th Annual Richmond Speaking Contest. The students had to give memorized speeches to a lecture hall without using microphones in the contest, which aims to boost public speaking skills.

5/23/2019

A quilt-sewing project is helping a class of Montana fourth-grade students learn real-world uses for their geometry skills. The finished quilts will be given to the Project Linus for distribution to children who have experienced trauma.

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