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12/11/2017

Lawmakers in Congress have proposed some short-term fixes to provide funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program. Without a long-term solution in place, some state leaders are considering whether they should notify families that the services will end.

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12/11/2017

A study of some schools in Texas finds that students who participate in recess before lunch may eat more of their food and perform better in school. Ector County Independent School District Director of School Nutrition Katy Taylor says some schools may factor the study's findings into scheduling next year.

12/11/2017

Voting for the annual Educators' Choice Content Award is still open. Select the one original content piece from the list that inspires you. The top 10 will move on to the next round of judging and will be in the running for the 2017 Educators' Choice Content Award. Vote by Dec. 15.

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12/11/2017

Culinary arts students at a Wisconsin high school have developed plans for food truck businesses, including menus, samples, a truck design and funding plans. They will demonstrate the results of their work to study food service and management skills during this week's Culinary Arts Food Truck Exhibition.

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12/11/2017

Retiring Texas school district superintendent Robert Jaklich's model of intentional leadership has helped his colleagues "strive to become our best selves," said school board Vice President Tami Keeling. Jaklich, who is credited with moving 14 schools to the state's highest standards, this year was named a regional Superintendent of the Year and was a finalist for the statewide honor.

12/11/2017

Stress is a reality of students' daily lives, National Board Certified Teacher Linda Yaron asserts. In this blog post, she shares techniques she has adopted to teach resilience and stress management, including mindfulness training and cultivating a growth mindset.

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12/11/2017

When meeting with a final hiring decision-maker during an academic interview, professionals should know that person's vision and priorities and highlight how their skills fulfill the job's requirements, writes Texas Tech University professor David Perlmutter. In this commentary, Perlmutter suggests that candidates also consider what it would be like to work for that administrator.

12/11/2017

Listening -- really listening -- to students' math talk can serve as a type of formative assessment, asserts math teacher Michelle Russell. In this blog post, she reflects on a recent listening session and shares strategies that she plans to use with students.

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MiddleWeb
12/11/2017

Changes to education tax credits and financial aid proposed in congressional tax overhaul measures could have negative consequences for community-college students, says Jose Adames, president of El Centro College in Dallas. In this Q&A, Adames says making it harder for students to get a degree could do future harm to the economy.

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12/11/2017

When California fires forced 265 Los Angeles schools to close, three San Fernando Valley schools were designated as sites where students and families could get food, and campuses not affected provided dinners after classes ended. Reseda High School focused on shelf life and nutrition when putting together food trays that included fruit punch, raisins, bananas, sunflower kernels and sunflower seed butter, whole-grain crackers and fat-free chocolate milk.

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