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Think a college degree is enough? Here's why peers and alumni can make all the difference

An emerging group of education entrepreneurs are building pathways to help historically underserved college grads get better jobs. One unlikely common denominator: building near-peer social capital.

School library design and the coronavirus pandemic

As schools cautiously reopen the doors of their physical buildings, minimizing risk from the coronavirus to students and staff is top priority and that includes the library.

Mr. Koga’s RadLabs and other adventures in STEM

How teachers are pulling out the stops (and blond mullet wigs) and getting creative to make STEM learning stick.

University leaders paint picture of COVID-19’s impact on staffing nationally

The coronavirus pandemic is changing higher education. Here's what college presidents and other leaders are doing to adjust staffing for COVID-19.

5 ways student safety platforms promote digital citizenship

Here are five ways that student safety platform helps develop good global citizens in today’s educational environment. 

Making lemonade

A service project pairs undergraduate math students with elementary and middle school students. Their recipe for success.

4 from-home STEM lessons in nature

As educators navigate changes this unprecendented school year, we know project-based learning will be an essential aspect of every curriculum. The right lessons can align PBL, STEM and a love for the outdoors.

The time is now to prioritize PD

How do we manage the challenges of the current learning environment -- and prepare for what’s next? It begins with giving teachers the right training.

Charting a course to a (better) new normal

The pandemic has leveled the playing field for educators and students -- both are in a place of uncertainty and transformation. How they can work together to chart a better new norm.

Character education and development during the pandemic

Practical SEL strategies and character development for younger elementary students in school and during school closures.

A 5-step plan for bridging the digital divide

Closing the digital gap is a big, complex problem. Kajeet CEO Daniel Neal offers a game plan to help.

5 ideas for the hybrid classroom

Ideas for infusing real-world experiences into hybrid instruction

When your gut no longer cuts it

Three ways we can lean towards strong decision-making, even when intuition can’t be counted on.

How to be a math teacher, even if you aren’t a “math person”

To overcome their own math anxiety, teachers don’t need to become math whizzes; they simply need to create an environment where mistakes are okay.

5 ways teachers can connect with students during COVID-19

Here are the top lessons learned about the need for human connections in education, especially during a pandemic.

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