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June 04, 2015

Study Abroad for Younger Students: Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions

We are increasingly realizing the benefits of study abroad for K-12 students and developing programs that contain components of language learning, sight seeing, cultural experiences, and interactions with sister schools.

June 02, 2015

Technology Is Vital to Understanding Art

Most U.S. students don't have the opportunity to come into contact with art, because they either don't have access - or more often, they don't feel like they have access. Here are strategies and free resources to help.

May 26, 2015

Why All Study-Abroad Students Should Connect With Classrooms Back Home

How powerful would it be if every undergrad studying abroad committed to sharing their experience with one classroom back home?

May 15, 2015

N.Y.C. Restores After-School Funds, Cuts Millions for Summer Programs

Less than two months after awarding grants for middle school summer programs, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rescinded the funding, leaving as many as 40,000 students scrambling to find another spot.

May 12, 2015

Building Research Skills Through Global Primary Sources

The Common Core State Standard require students to conduct original research. Here are resources and project ideas to help!

April 29, 2015

Video: Academic Discussions: Analyzing Complex Texts

In this 8th grade classroom, English-language learners engage in academic conversations, practicing "talk moves" like adding onto each others' responses, asking questions, and agreeing with what others say.

April 22, 2015

Scores Drop For Black Students, Rise For Others in Study of Expanded Reading Class

Black students lost ground in reading while their white, Asian, and Latino classmates improved in a district program to prevent them from slipping during the transition from elementary to middle school.

March 31, 2015

Flipped Learning in the World-Language Classroom

How some language teachers are using flipped learning to make the most of limited classroom time.

March 26, 2015

Heavier Homework Load Linked to Lower Math, Science Performance, Study Says

The optimal amount of homework for 13-year-old students is about an hour a day, a study published earlier this month in the Journal of Educational Psychology suggests.

March 18, 2015

The Perfect Person for Imperfect Circumstances

Don't ask schools, students, or teachers to rise to your expectations of excellence if you aren't just as deep in the fight for their expectation of equity.

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