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12/13/2017

Educators have a responsibility to create learning environments that challenge students to think globally and act locally, writes Jennifer Skuza of the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development. In this blog post, Skuza shares eight strategies to use to teach global citizenship, including taking responsibility for setting and achieving goals.

12/13/2017

The presence of artificial intelligence in schools is expected to grow, with some reports predicting 47.5% growth by 2021. Schools already are using the technology in various ways, such as identifying what math students know and then providing tailored assignments.

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12/13/2017

Educators in a Kentucky school district are participating in a six-year study of whole-child education. One principal, Donnie Boemker, says the Compassionate Schools Project has helped students identify and respond to stress in healthier ways.

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12/13/2017

Suppressing emotions may take a toll on male students in areas such as academic performance, two professors write. In this commentary, June Gruber and Jessica Borelli consider how teaching emotional diversity can help support long-term physical and mental health.

12/13/2017

State education leaders in New Mexico are working to incorporate teacher voice into decision-making. The state education department's teacher ambassador program has garnered widespread interest, with more than 700 teachers applying for 50 available spots.

12/13/2017

The Federal Communications Commission could overturn net neutrality regulations -- a move with implications for classrooms nationwide, says Richard Culatta, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education. The commission is expected to take action on Thursday.

12/13/2017

High-schoolers in Oregon soon will learn about electric vehicles thanks to a donated three-wheeled electric vehicle chassis. Officials say the donation will help serve a school district's mission of expanding career and technical education programs.

12/13/2017

Students in an entrepreneurial class at a Colorado high school practice their business skills through the operation of a skateboard shop. Students are involved in budgeting, production and design.

12/13/2017

Students taking part in an enrichment program at an Iowa elementary school are exposed to activities designed to exercise higher-order thinking skills. Lessons include building bridges from various materials and coding.

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12/13/2017

The inclusive Unified Physical Education model developed by the Special Olympics has been adopted by nearly 20 schools in Minnesota with more campuses planning to offer it next year. At one high school, students spend a week learning about special education and then work with peers with special needs throughout the year.