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Katherine Gardiner Awarded New Classroom Start Up Grant
posted by: Cindy Omlin | February 19, 2018, 04:36 pm   

Congratulations to Ms. Katherine Gardiner, third grade teacher at North Idaho STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum, ID, on her $250 New Classroom Start Up Award from NWPE.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for February 16th
posted by: Melissa | February 16, 2018, 02:39 pm   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, we’re looking hard at Florida, guns, and violence in schools.

 
Modern Apprenticeships Offer Path to Career — and College
posted by: Melissa | February 13, 2018, 03:27 pm   

February is Career and Technical Education Month. To highlight the accomplishments of career and technical education, we’re bringing you this article on apprenticeships originally published by The Hechinger Report.


At least in word — if not always in deed — school districts across the United States have shifted from preparing students for college or careers, to preparing students for college and careers. District missions and visions have been re-written to reflect efforts to ready graduates for both paths, a signature goal of former President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top education program.

 
Weekly News Round-Up for February 9th
posted by: Melissa | February 09, 2018, 01:28 pm   

Each week, NWPE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, a school district dumps classic literature, DeVos earns an ‘F’ from unions, and West Virginia and St. Louis prepare to strike!

 
Candy-less Activities for Valentine’s Day
posted by: Melissa | February 08, 2018, 03:03 pm   

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and with it comes the ubiquitous elementary classroom celebrations. In years past, these celebrations were sugar fests with students providing candy alongside their cards and parents and teachers working together to provide a party for students. However in recent years, the obesity epidemic has caused many teachers to rethink the ways of old.

 
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