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    Rigorous curriculum doesn't need to be overwhelming

    Educators can ease students back into a more intensive academic environment by linking learning to personal and real-world interests.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 12, 2022
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    How this EdTech company leads with purpose

    Cambium Learning Group leads with purpose through its Essential Elements of simplicity, certainty and now.

    Nov. 15, 2021
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    Ed Tech

    Nearly two years after the coronavirus pandemic necessitated a seismic shift in the ed tech landscape nationwide, schools are continuing to adjust to and adapt. We're keeping this page up to date with the latest ed tech trends and developments.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    How real-world missions offer inroads to space science across disciplines

    Using the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope launch and Artemis moon mission, educators can make space science tangible, from STEM to art.

    By Lauren Barack • Nov. 3, 2021
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    Special Olympics program helps schools get unified on inclusivity

    Districts are weaving the Unified Champion Schools initiative into classrooms and extracurriculars, engaging students in embracing their differences.

    By Lauren Barack • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Energy performance contract helps K-12 district recover from earthquake, pandemic and deferred maintenance

    North Carolina school district overcomes ongoing challenges with innovative funding and stimulus.

    Oct. 18, 2021
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    Guiding students through study strategies can boost math confidence

    One suggested approach is to have students learn the skills in the format through which they'll later be assessed.

    By Lauren Barack • Sept. 8, 2021
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    How Gulf Shores City Schools leveraged their aging facilities into a state-of-the-art campus

    Campus modernization projects can help fund STEAM education with sustainable technology exhibits.

    Aug. 23, 2021
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    Expanding choice in writing can build students' confidence to tackle longer assignments

    Finding ways to tap students' interests and building up to deeper written work with shorter assignments are among suggested strategies.

    By Lauren Barack • Aug. 4, 2021
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    The US has pledged $12B for back-to-school COVID testing. What comes next?

    COVID-19 testing programs require careful planning. Trusted providers are here to help.

    June 14, 2021
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    Rebound! A focus on 1 critical need: rebuilding student agency

    To successfully bounce back and "rebound," one area to focus our attention is rebuilding student agency.

    By Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, Corwin • May 24, 2021
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    Students need a mindful role model: Practicing mindfulness in the classroom to build student mental health

    Here are three important ways teachers who model mindfulness can deliver benefits to today's students.

    May 10, 2021
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    How to use Federal stimulus funds to make long-lasting improvements

    Turn one-time stimulus into long-term investment with Capital Asset Planning.

    April 19, 2021
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    Maintaining STEM engagement in hybrid, remote learning

    Disruptions to in-person learning have required STEM educators to adapt and create alternatives for hands-on, interactive lessons.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • April 7, 2021
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    Bright, young minds inspire change with T-Mobile's Changemaker Challenge

    The annual challenge showcases the limitless creativity and ingenuity of young people all around the U.S.

    By Janice Kapner, Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, T-Mobile • April 5, 2021
  • Choice in school assessments can relieve student stress

    By rethinking assessments, educators can offer students more options in how their learning is evaluated, writes a South Carolina teacher.

    By Lauren Barack • March 17, 2021
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    Denver-area school district creates teacher pathway for students of color

    Cherry Creek School District No. 5 provides high schoolers with the opportunity to shadow veteran teachers and "teach" in elementary schools, and offers college credit for the experience. 

    By Shawna De La Rosa • March 15, 2021
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    $1.1M civics framework launches with support from 6 former ed secretaries

    Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and U.S. Department of Education, the Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy aims to strengthen civics and history education to improve discourse and heal divides.

    By Shawna De La Rosa • March 3, 2021
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    How to create more meaningful STEM lessons

    Educators say hands-on and other projects, like coding a virtual Mars rover, can tie lessons to events in the world around students.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 24, 2021
  • What do sports, pizza, Pokémon and math have in common?

    By linking math to students’ interests, educators can better engage them in their learning, writes one elementary school teacher.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 17, 2021
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    3 curricular models for building a sense of classroom community online

    Educators say the collaboration that comes with projects, workshopping and other models can be adapted and maintained in virtual learning.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 10, 2021
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    Study: Test cuts in-school COVID-19 infections up to 50%, challenges remain

    Researchers said "we have no idea how well the tests work in children," and many school districts in a pilot study were not prepared for the additional costs.

    By Nick Paul Taylor • Feb. 5, 2021
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    What makes project-based learning fit virtual needs?

    Flexibility for demonstrating learning offers ample opportunity for adaptation, but experts say real-world connections and virtual collaboration are key.

    By Lauren Barack • Feb. 3, 2021
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    What Biden's early executive orders mean for K-12

    A handful of orders from President Joe Biden will impact districts nationwide in areas including LGBT rights, DACA and COVID-19 response.

    By Jan. 22, 2021
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    COVID relief funding is coming to K-12 schools. Are you prepared to take advantage?

    With the passing of The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, school districts across the country are preparing for much-needed stimulus dollars. Read more for a breakdown of the act and key areas of focus.

    Jan. 21, 2021
  • How to offer hands-on learning opportunities in hybrid environments

    The pandemic may have shifted the idea of what and where a classroom is, but educators are finding new ways to bring immersive learning to students.

    By Lauren Barack • Jan. 20, 2021