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Ed News: Project-Based Learning Boosts Student Engagement, Understanding

This week in education news, the last decade has seen widespread degree inflation; NCSE has developed a series of five climate change lessons for science teachers; new Florida bill requires schools to place a stronger emphasis on vocational and technical … Continue reading

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Ed News: Early An Overlooked Solution for Diversifying STEM

This week in education news, educators want Pennsylvania to adopt science standards that help students recognize that science is part of everyday life; low-income students are much less likely than high-income students to complete four years of high school science; … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Congress Passes FY2019 Education Spending Package

Congress has passed an appropriations bill for the FY2019 Department of Education and other education and labor programs and President Trump signed the bill on September 28, averting a government shutdown that would have occurred on midnight, September 30. The … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Congress Scrambles to Introduce Bills to Address School Violence & Mental Health

In the wake of the school shootings last month in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17 people, key leaders in both the Senate and the House have introduced legislation they believe will improve school safety and bring more … Continue reading

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Ed News: Using Science To Bring Literature To Life

This week in education news, Florida lawmakers are considering giving the public more power to influence what educators teach students; new report finds that states must provide more information than what’s required to give administrators and parents a clearer view … Continue reading

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Ed News: New Science Standards A Boon For The Littlest Learners

This week in education news, new science standards a benefit for children in grades K-2; science education under attack in Florida public schools; Smithsonian partners with Carnegie Learning to build new STEM products; providing only STEM courses for gifted students … Continue reading

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Ed News: Review Of New Academic Standards Begins

This week in education news, North Dakota’s superintendent is requesting teachers to review new academic standards; California teachers find new science standards fun, but expensive; four New York students injured in a chemistry experiment gone wrong; several Wisconsin school districts … Continue reading

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Seeing the Real Me: Using Loose Parts from Nature to Create Self Portraits

  Guest bloggers Stacey Francois MS, and Hannah Goble presented a poster session at the national conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. I was delighted to be able to talk with them about their work … Continue reading

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