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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Google is making its digital Classroom teaching app available to anyone with a personal Google account. Now educators using Google tools through their districts can include students using personal gmail and others not under the same Google account domain. Shortly, anyone with a gmail account will be able to create classes with the app.
Continuing a tradition of neighborly acceptance and supportive friendship, "Sesame Street" introduces Julia, a Muppet who has autism.
In a decision that overturns a lower court ruling, the nation's highest court says students with disabilities should expect, and public school districts should provide, opportunities to make significant academic progress, regardless of whether they are included in regular classrooms or in special education-only classes.
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After a decades-long battle to keep segregated schools in place in Cleveland, Miss., a final ruling has come down to integrate and a school district is consolidating its junior highs and high schools.
For those in risky academic situations, peer pressure may be the deciding factor in their high school success.
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The city (and others nearby) enacted equity-focused programs including aggressive re-engagement and school turnaround efforts, and strong state regulation with liberal autonomy to solve problems at the local level.
Help make science and math fun at home or after school. DonorsChoose.org projects that foster science and math learning outside of school can earn matching funds and be entered to win one of five $5,000 grand prizes. Deadline to submit projects is March 24, 2017.
Does standardized testing time cause a dip in morale for both you and your students? You’re not the only one. Here are a few tips to keep instruction interesting with test prep.
Can positive communication and cooperative discussion help an ailing school climate? One principal decided to find out.
In a seven-part series, four journalists exposed how the state systematically denied services to thousands of disabled children. Though about 13 percent of students nationwide qualify for special education under federal law, the Texas Education Agency set a cap of 8.5 percent.
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Follow the lead of a North Carolina teacher whose 8th graders studied how the nation's founders grappled with disagreement when composing the Constitution: create an environment where students can learn to speak their minds and listen to the ideas of others.
Women have long been underrepresented in STEM careers, but with the help of NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the Trump Administration, their role in the sciences may soon increase.
Struggling with implementing EdTech in the classroom? The leading technological experts at your school may be sitting right in front of you.
Save yourself a quarter century of reinventing the wheel. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with experience, without having to wait. Follow this advice to smooth communication with parents and ensure you're all on the same team.
Investigation into outcomes for students who used school vouchers in Louisiana, Indiana and Ohio showed declines in test scores over public schools.
Seven common sense tips from a classroom teacher, principal and education leadership program director. As educators we have so much on our plates, and are awash in trends, techniques and technology, it's helpful to remember human fundamentals like listening, saying "good morning," starting fresh and getting out of your own bubble.
This year the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case about transgender rights in public schools. Attorney General Jeff Sessions advanced a reversal of an Obama-era directive ensuring those rights are protected under Title IX. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos objected, but eventually consented. Individual schools are still free to allow students to use the bathrooms they choose.
The city is one of many districts nationwide to declare itself a safe place for all students regardless of citizenship or immigration status. A letter to principals from district administrator provides specific actions to take should ICE agents show up on campus.
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Taking matters into their own hands: Moms develop new program to provide scholarships for educators training in Wilson teaching methods appropriate and effective instruction to the 20 percent of students with the disability.
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