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11/24/2021

A team of educators is working to reframe the way math education is taught in California, including removing emphasis on calculus and adding social justice themes to math lessons. Critics question the framework's rigor while other praise the attempt to close achievement gaps in the state.

11/24/2021

Culinary arts students from two Kentucky high schools recently prepared Thanksgiving meals for about 75 families. Teachers said the students wanted to give back, and they hope to continue the tradition in the future.

11/24/2021

Educators can promote students' independence by sharing power, having a "we do" culture and making some adjustments to the gradual release of responsibility, writes Michael McDowell, superintendent of Ross School District in California. In this article, McDowell shares four steps to an approach that focuses on the "interdependence of learning," in which students and teachers share responsibility for student learning.

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Edutopia
11/24/2021

Researchers have directly witnessed the development of butterfly wings within a chrysalis in real time for the first time and describe the process in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. A thin glass was used to replace a portion of cuticle on a pupa in order to record the process of cells and scales forming.

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Ars Technica
11/24/2021

Students with disabilities in Frederick, Md., helped make nature more accessible with the creation of the Library Loop Nature Trail. The trail connects the Thurmont Regional Library to area nature trails, and working on it gave students work skills and a sense of ownership of the trail, says Catoctin Forest Alliance president Jim Robbins.

11/24/2021

A benefit to allow teachers to deduct out-of-pocket expenses -- up to $250 annually -- on their taxes was expanded this year to include expenses related to the coronavirus. Eligible expenses include personal protective equipment such as masks, face shields and gloves as well as soap, physical barriers and chalk or tape used to set boundaries for social distancing.

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CNBC
11/24/2021

When it comes to leadership and making courageous decisions in higher education, consultant Patrick Sanaghan writes that those who are doing so shouldn't walk alone by seeking out at least two confidants who are diverse thought partners. Sanaghan suggests also taking time for self-care and focusing on core values as key aspects of the journey.

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Inside Higher Ed
11/24/2021

Students' physical and mental health is closely tied with their academic success, yet wellness as well as social and emotional learning often are kept separate from academics in school, notes Margot Toppen, vice president of programs at CATCH Global Foundation. In this article, Toppen shares strategies to break these silos, including by forming a "whole-child wellness team" and linking physical and mental health.

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Edutopia
11/24/2021

Some parents in Columbia, Mo., are pleased that a state-mandated policy will formalize their right to record individualized education program meetings for students with special needs. Some parents say it's unfortunate the policy was needed to allow recordings since Missouri is a one-party consent state to record conversations.

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Columbia Missourian
11/24/2021

Children are not grateful enough, said 4 out of 5 parents who participated in a University of Michigan Health poll. The majority of parents also said it is possible to teach gratitude, with most doing so by teaching kids to say "please and thank you."

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CNN