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October 30, 2014

National Novel Writing Month Heads Into 16th Year

Starting November 1st, students in more than 2,000 classrooms will take on a major challenge: Write a novel in a month. The Young Writers Program, part of National Novel Writing Month, gives students and teachers the tools to make it happen.

October 29, 2014

In Classrooms, Halloween Costumes Can Raise Sensitive Issues

Halloween can be a fun holiday, but some costumes can be offensive. Fortunately, there are some ways teachers can encourage students to make smart costume choices.

October 26, 2014

Role Reversal Shows Teacher What It Means to Be a Student

After spending two days shadowing high schoolers, one teacher realized how little she knew about what it actually meant to be a student.

October 17, 2014

Can Students Benefit From More Phone Time?

A recent poll shows that students wish they could use technology in the classrooms more often, while a second study suggests that for students who multitask often, having phones around may not be a distraction.

October 10, 2014

Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest Winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, will be the youngest-ever winner of the award.

October 08, 2014

Study: 'Pygmalion Effect' Links Teacher Expectations to Student Success

A study on the "Pygmalion Effect" shows that the higher a teacher's expectations of a student, the more likely they are to succeed in school.

October 03, 2014

Talking About Dress Codes? Avoid 'Pretty Woman'

After using clips from "Pretty Woman" to explain dress code to female students, a North Dakota high school is getting negative feedback from parents and press.

September 19, 2014

In Africa, Ebola Epidemic Taking Toll on Teachers, Students

The months-long spread of the Ebola virus has shuttered schools across western Africa, leaving many teachers' livelihoods in jeopardy.

September 17, 2014

Phone Calls With Whales: The Power of Fiction in Children's Lives

Author Mac Barnett shows the importance of bringing some absurdity into the world, especially where children are concerned.

September 17, 2014

Survey: Death of High Schoolers' Reading Habits Greatly Exaggerated

A recent poll shows that high school students are reading just as much as the rest of the population, and sometimes more.

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