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Forbes Just Released Their 30 Under 30 in Education for 2018
posted by: Melissa | November 16, 2017, 01:46 pm   

Each year, Forbes picks the 30 most influential 20-somethings in each field to highlight. The result is an interesting picture of the current and future trends in that field. Obviously, the magazine has a business bias and favors individuals who have started their own company, but the education list spans the field and includes everything from rappers who speak out on social issues to college mentorship programs. It also features several former teachers and includes products and companies that are aimed at K-12 students and their teachers.

Thanksgiving Is for Social Studies
posted by: Melissa | November 14, 2017, 01:35 pm   

Numerous studies over the past few years have shown that knowledge about American history and civics is declining. Yet, despite widespread acknowledgment of the problem, little is being done to put Social Studies front and center in schooling. The subject is so often drowned out by the constant drumbeat to raise test scores and the pressing need for greater STEM education.

Weekly News Round-Up for November 10th
posted by: Melissa | November 10, 2017, 02:17 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: the tax plan, hurricane relief, and guns in schools.

New Research on How to Prevent Dropouts
posted by: Melissa | November 09, 2017, 02:13 pm   

A recent practice guide from What Works Clearinghouse provides recommendations on how to prevent student dropouts. What Works Clearinghouse is a subdivision of the Institute of Education Sciences which focuses on boiling research down into key takeaways. Unlike research papers, this new practice guide is a compilation of all research on the subject, meaning that the recommendations are the ones shown to be most effective.

Religious & Academic Freedom in the Classroom
posted by: Cindy Omlin | November 09, 2017, 02:09 pm   

Religious freedom is a hot topic as the courts work on determining its limits. Likewise, teachers are finding their academic freedom is often threatened as they confront tensions and conflicts when teaching about religious holidays and the role of world religions in shaping our culture and world.

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