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How Do Teachers Talk About Hate Speech?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 16:31:00 -0400

One Charlottesville, Va., elementary school teacher grapples with how to have this conversation with her students the week after the violence erupted in her city just as a new school year is about to begin.

Five Years In, What's Next For DACA?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:29:00 -0400

Immigrant rights groups and students gathered at the White House to protest the possible repeal of DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Texas A&M Cancels Sept. 11 'White Lives Matter' Rally Over Safety Concerns

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:22:00 -0400

The event's organizer posted a message online stating, "Today Charlottesville, Tomorrow Texas A&M." But the school says that after consulting with law enforcement, it decided to cancel the event.

What Can I Do To Stop Hate Groups?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:06:30 -0400

How can we contain these threats and still preserve everyone's First Amendment rights?

Surprise, Trump's Education Ideas Are Polarizing

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:00:18 -0400

A new national poll shows public opinion swings on vouchers, charters and more.

Resources For Educators To Use In The Wake Of Charlottesville

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:00:17 -0400

Teaching tolerance in a time of upheaval.

In Children's Storybooks, Realism Has Advantages

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:47:00 -0400

Young children have an easier time exporting what they learn from a fictional storybook to the real world when the storybook is realistic, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

Ethnic Studies: A Movement Born Of A Ban

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 10:30:17 -0400

After Arizona banned a Mexican-American studies curriculum in Tucson, Ariz., ethnic studies courses have taken root in districts across the country.

Florida Teacher Embarks On Mission To Teach Students Table Manners

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:25:00 -0400

One teacher in Florida has made it her mission to help students have a better chance of succeeding in life through teaching them etiquette and table manners.

Linda Cliatt-Wayman: What Can We Do To Empower Students Living In Poverty?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:32:51 -0400

As principal of a low-performing school, Linda Cliatt-Wayman's students faced huge challenges. She shares how she transformed her school while providing unwavering love and support for her students.

Andreas Schleicher: What Are The Keys To A Successful Education System?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:32:51 -0400

Andreas Schleicher created PISA, an exam that compares the knowledge of 15-year-olds from around the world. He says the test can help us understand why some countries perform better than others.

Tyler DeWitt: How Do We Get Kids Hooked On Science?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:32:51 -0400

When a student complained that science textbooks were boring, teacher Tyler DeWitt got thinking about how he can make his lessons fun. DeWitt recounts his quest to make kids care about science.

Sal Khan: Can Technology Help Create A Global Classroom?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:32:00 -0400

Sal Khan turned tutoring lessons with his cousins into a series of free educational videos called Khan Academy. His goal: to make learning accessible for everyone, everywhere.

4-H Is Helping Kids Plant The Seeds For Healthy Relationships

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:02:00 -0400

4-H is going beyond the county fair, offering kids workshops on how to navigate the romantic world and form healthy dating habits.

Colleges Have Increased Women Computer Science Majors: What Can Google Learn?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:17:00 -0400

About half of Harvey Mudd College computer science graduates are women, up sharply in the past decade. It and other schools found success by adjusting their curriculums and making other changes.