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Hands-on projects in welding, carpentry teach math skills


  • Albuquerque Journal (N.M.) (free content)

Middle-school students learned math through hands-on projects in carpentry, welding and surveying during a career and technical summer camp hosted by a New Mexico community college. One project requir… Read More

How gamification can transform one-size-fits-all education


  • Atlantic online, The

Gamification uses games and storytelling to teach academic concepts and has the potential to reshape how students learn, asserts Lee Sheldon, an associate professor at Renssalear Polytechnic Institute… Read More

D.C. council to consider proposed special-education changes


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The Council of the District of Columbia this fall will consider several proposed changes to the special-education system. Proposed changes include shorter evaluation timelines and improved transition … Read More