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9/24/2018

Collaboration and teacher-led decisions about the curriculum are helping students in an Oregon school district rise to the challenge of a tougher math curriculum aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The district's math teachers say the key is to get students talking about math in class.

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9/24/2018

National Board Certified Teachers Amy Schwartzbach-Kang and Edward Kang engage students in science, technology, engineering and math using zombies. Lessons include studying regions of the brain and using math to determine whether people could visit various locations for supplies and make it back to safety before the arrival of the zombies.

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Edutopia online
9/24/2018

Hundreds of high-schoolers in a Mississippi district are earning college credits through a free dual-enrollment program with Meridian Community College. Students have the option of taking general-education or career-technical classes without having to pay for the courses.

9/24/2018

Juniors and seniors from one Wisconsin high school are partnering with the League of Women Voters for a registration drive to mark National Voter Registration Day. The students are part of a project-based, high-school program in which they earn credit for efforts in social studies and English and leadership.

9/24/2018

Fifty-nine percent of Generation Z -- those ages 14 to 23 -- say they prefer learning via YouTube over traditional textbooks, according to a poll by Pearson Education. They polled 2,500 people between ages 14 and 40 and found that only 47% of Generation Z students preferred textbooks, compared with 60% of millennials.

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9/24/2018

Some schools in Cape Cod, Mass., are hiring addiction counselors to support students who have family members with addiction problems. The counselors also help teachers offer appropriate support for these students.

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The Hechinger Report
9/24/2018

Students' math scores could improve if their teachers have high-quality, trained mentors, according to a study by SRI Education. Researchers looked at outcomes in five districts and compared students whose teachers participated in the New Teacher Center's mentoring program and those whose teachers participated in a traditional teacher-induction program.

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New Teacher Center
9/24/2018

The study of a novel about overcoming childhood trauma has inspired a group of students to organize a service-learning project to help the homeless. The seventh-graders who attend an Illinois alternative school for students with behavioral challenges recently cooked and served hot dogs and other food to homeless individuals.

9/24/2018

The Pilot Light Program, an organization founded by a group of chefs, recently released standards for food-education programs that integrate food into lessons about science, history, math and reading. "The lunchroom is a classroom, and if you can connect all the dots, there's such great substance," said Matthias Merges, one of the founding chefs.

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Matthias Merges
9/24/2018

Some parents in Utah are pushing back against efforts to integrate more technology into classrooms, citing concerns over technology addiction and worries about students' data privacy. Parent Amy Mullins says sometimes her children are easily distracted when they use technology and have trouble staying on task.

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