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9/25/2017

Some schools are implementing advisory programs to help students find purpose. One such program teaches students that they are in charge of their journeys and equipped with the resources to solve problems.

9/25/2017

It is an important life lesson for students to learn that they have a choice in how they behave and that each choice has consequences, educator Mary Tarashuk writes in this blog post. Tarashuk shares how to incorporate ideas about appropriate choices into read-alouds and a paper-airplane-making activity.

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9/25/2017

A new Massachusetts high school is being billed as the future of education, with a design that blends academic and vocational learning with a focus on project-based learning. The school offers more than 12 Advanced Placement classes and 13 career-tech programs, plus students can take electives from a different path.

9/25/2017

In this interview, Malala Yousafzai describes her recent trip around the world, during which she discussed education with women affected by terrorism. Last week, Malala met with world leaders at the UN to push for increased investment in education.

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9/25/2017

Students may be more likely to seek advice about college majors from informal social networks than more reliable sources, according to a survey by Gallup and the Strada Education Network. The report suggests seeking advice from potential employers or university faculty members.

9/25/2017

Innovation may have outpaced research in the education-technology arena, assert researchers from MIT's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab. In a review, the researchers identified 113 rigorous studies on education technology.

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9/25/2017

Students at a Florida middle school are rewarded for positive behavior through a Positive Behavior Support program. School staff members reward students who demonstrate PRIDE -- potential, respect, integrity, determination or engagement.

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9/25/2017

About 40 states have submitted Every Student Succeeds Act plans. A review of the plans show that the most popular areas of focus for accountability include attendance as well as college and career readiness.

9/25/2017

The beginning of the year is a good time for teachers to set a standard of open communication with parents and students, elementary teacher Camille Cavazos writes. In this commentary, she highlights communication best practices.

9/25/2017

Students, educators, policymakers and others recently discussed civics education at the Democracy at a Crossroads National Summit in Washington, D.C. US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who was the event's keynote speaker, said civics education "is the key to inspiring kids to want to become and stay involved."

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