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9/25/2018

An elementary-school principal in a North Carolina community affected by Hurricane Florence is taking steps to help her students, school and town recover. The school is still closed, but the principal recently visited a Chapel Hill storm shelter to look for some of her students and distribute toys.

9/25/2018

Elected offices are being sought this year by more than 550 educators, according to data from the National Education Association. Educators most often say they are running for issues related to education, such as state funding.

9/25/2018

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has signed an administrative order to declare a linguistic emergency for the 20 officially recognized Alaska Native languages. As part of the order, education officials will work with Alaska Native partners to promote languages in public schools.

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Alaska, Gov. Bill Walker
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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Oregon school district
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

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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Axios
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YouTube, Pearson Education
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

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

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.