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5/24/2017

Some educators are making virtual, augmented and mixed-reality part of their classroom lessons to prepare students for college and workforce. This feature highlights how elementary, middle and high schools are using such technologies.

5/24/2017

The majority of states may not be doing enough to protect children's due-process rights, according to a report from the National Juvenile Defender Center. In some cases, data show, children may be denied their right to counsel, or if they receive counsel, it may not be provided early enough in the process.

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The Atlantic online
5/24/2017

Officials in a Maryland school district are reporting an uptick in interest in studying a foreign language among students. One high school has become the first in the state to offer Korean-language classes -- the 12th world language offered in the district.

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5/24/2017

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced plans to use a $400,000 federal grant to help develop a Troops to Teachers center to train veterans for the classroom and address the state's teacher shortage. Las Vegas also has turned to the US Department of Defense's Troops to Teachers initiative to address deep teacher shortages.

5/24/2017

Family income may affect students' financial literacy, according to recently released results from the latest Program for International Student Assessment for financial literacy. Data show test-takers from higher-income families had more knowledge about financial concepts than peers from less-affluent families.

5/24/2017

Educators can help students become more engaged in the classroom by recognizing and developing their leadership skills, asserts Daniel Oscar, president and CEO of the Center for Supportive Schools. In this blog post, Oscar suggests ways to achieve this goal through tasks such as mentoring younger students or serving as a classroom assistant.

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Edutopia online
5/24/2017

Students with autism at a school in Utah are getting hands-on work experience while helping run an on-campus cafe that serves their school's staff and visitors. Students are gaining knowledge and skills, including what it takes to run a restaurant, marketing as well as greeting and serving customers.

5/23/2017

The Teacher Health and Wellness Act, under consideration in the US House, would establish a pilot study on teacher stress at the National Institutes of Health. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who introduced the bill, writes in this blog post that the goal is to curb high levels of stress among teachers while boosting retention.

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The Hill
5/23/2017

Language enthusiasts from across Alaska and part of Canada recently gathered for a five-day workshop at the University of Alaska Southeast to focus on preserving the Tsimshian language, Sm'algyax, which is believed to have only six fluent speakers left in the state. Language learners practiced vocabulary, grammar and sentence structure, among other things, at the event.

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Alaska, University of Alaska
5/23/2017

Professional development was an important factor in a New York school district's successful rollout of a one-to-one program, asserts Peter LaMoreaux, the district's instructional technology specialist. In this commentary, he describes the rollout.

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