The 2017 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness competition features four categories —visual art, poetry, prose & film — through which middle and high schoolers are invited to enlighten and inspire others to care about and take action on the issue of ocean pollution. Cash awards across grade levels and categories range from $250 to $1,500. Individuals and groups may apply. Submissions are due June 19, 2017.
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Get your students involved in #GDD17. You'll spend anywhere from a half hour to five hours building, designing, making a solution to any of more than 20 design challenges. then connect with GDD participants worldwide to share your project and see what others have made.
High Schooler's Change.org Petition Calls on Administrators, Teachers to Change Culture of Achievement
In response to the second suicide among students this calendar year, one of Naperville North High School's own composed a petition calling on leadership to alter school culture of success and achievement.
Despite the fact that the US Supreme Court ruled that undocumented children are entitled to free public education under the Constitution, the 1 in 8 California children who have an undocumented family member are experiencing stress that can get in the way of learning. Here's what schools should know and can do.
Reps sign on to introduce genocide education legislation in 20 of the 42 remaining states that do not have K-12 requirements for Holocaust or genocide education.
African American students with disabilities are suspended and drop out of high school at dramatically higher rates than those from other demographics, but as one student proves, determination, support and opportunity can help defy a gloomy forecast.
Looking to teach civics in these days of polarized politics? Here's an overview of educational technology and teacher resources to keep it engaging and objective.
A complex charter, startup funding, an epic vision. None of these are necessary to transform learning. For public school educators, opportunities to reform education might be right in your own classroom.
From research projects to technology readiness, Google Earth’s latest improvements make it an increasingly valuable classroom tool — and lots of fun!
You won’t need to sit down to read this! Learn about the benefits of using a standing desk, and how the office phenomenon is making its way to schools.
Following models long-held in Finnish and some Asian primary schools, giving kids 10- or 15-minute breaks every hour keeps them more focused, productive and creative, not to mention, happier.
Project-based learning sounds great, but if jumping in with both feet won't work right away, you can take steps to establish a base that lets you launch a full PBL approach when you're ready. Check out these tips to getting started that you can put into practice tomorrow.
High school stoners or rampant heroin addiction come to mind when teen drug abuse is the topic at hand. But a teen journalist sheds light on the use and influence of Adderall.
Charged with encouraging a student with disabilities to opt out of standardized state tests, an educator claims she's being targeted for advocating for special education. Are teachers being silenced unethically?
Interested in developing a class garden, but stuck inside the classroom? Follow Green Bronx Machine’s lead in creating an indoor farm that grows student engagement and academic achievement.
Kindness is contagious. And it helps kids (and the teachers who serve them) from all walks of life. Here are a couple of inspiring examples of how kind actions are making students and schools healthier. We can't wait to see the studies that show kindness improve test scores!
Try these three easy tricks to make sure you find time to notice, and appreciate, more of what you do.
From the "Super Cool Resources" department: Use these videos from Macat to help secondary learners dive into seminal texts from around the world and across time.
The Math for America program spans four years, improves instruction and reduces teacher attrition among STEM educators in New York City. Can it scale to reach educators nationwide?
Taking its lead from the progressive arm of the Democratic platform, New York becomes the first state to offer students from middle-class families free tuition to public universities.
Improve student behavior by 85 percent. The cost? Two minutes a day. Revisit a super-easy, super-effective approach to building better relationships with difficult students.
Low income districts in the state claim they've had to cut programs, use outdated curriculum, and had to borrow money to meet state standards. Governor agrees new funding formula is needed.
The IRS cited potential identity theft as its reason for pulling the Data Retrieval Tool, which streamlined the complicated procedure. Its absence may lead to fewer students taking advantage of federal aid.
The skills used to solve computer science problems can support learning, and be built into instruction, in all subjects. Read on to find out how!
Academic performance goes up, disciplinary actions go down, graduation rates increase, and economic studies show a 1000 percent return on investments in SEL programs. And no one even asked the kids if they like school better or are happier or more empowered in life.
We Read Too connects 15,000 iPhone users to 600 books by writers of color that feature characters of color in primary roles. And the people want more; the founder's crowdfunding initiative to expand to Android and increase the index by two-thirds just busted past her goals.
Heartland Institute blasts public school science eduators with package including their book, DVD and a plea to teach from the point of view that "the science is not settled" on climate change.
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How many of your students are coming to class hungry? You may find the answer in your gradebook.
To develop social-emotional competencies that might prevent drug abuse later in life, German kindergartens have been removing toys that children might use to distract themselves from negative emotions. In the space that's left, they develop self-awareness, creativity, empathy, collaboration, and communication skills.
We've all seen movies with bullies harassing younger students in the stalls of school bathrooms. And we imagine it happens on playgrounds at recess breaks behind a tree. But a new report says something very different.