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News and Best Practices for K-12 Schools
Dec 8, 2018
Do Bad Kids Smoke Pot or Does Smoking Pot Make You Behave Badly?
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When it comes to cannabis, there are a number of powerful misconceptions. For years, it was called a gateway drug, but evidence suggests that's far from true. The biggest gateway has always been and continues to be, alcohol. But in recent years, some advocates of legalization have also downplayed its potential physical and mental health risks, including Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD). However, one area where just about everyone has ...
GOOD
A Ban on Parents in the School Lunchroom?
Beth Bonanno had always looked forward to her special lunch date. She would leave the office to sit with her son, a second-grader, on his birthday and maybe ...
The New York Times
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6 Reasons Young Children Should Learn Engineering
Even with the Next Generation Science Standard's emphasis on engineering, there's still a feeling that in preschool and kindergarten, teachers shouldn't ...
eSchool News
Allowing Researchers to See What Goes On in the Classroom
I’m in the middle of a series of posts looking at how we might usher in a “Golden Age of Educational Practice” now that big new policy initiatives ...
EducationNext
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When Schools Work Closely with After-School Programs, All Parties Benefit
Collaboration between after-school programs and schools facilitates shared access to academic information that helps both parties extend and deepen student ...
Education DIVE
42 Christmas Gift Ideas Under $15
Are you struggling with your Christmas list–and budget–this year? It's common around the holidays to worry that you won't be able to meet expectations or ...
DoughRoller
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Pre-K Leadership Training Helps Meet the Needs of Vulnerable Students
To address the gap between early childhood programs and early elementary schooling, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) developed ...
National Association of Elementary School Principals
Philanthropists Have Long Favored Ed - for Better and Worse
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' commitment to spend significant funds supporting preschools nationwide is just the latest in a legacy of the nation's ...
Education DIVE
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A Closer Look at Improving Student Engagement by Letting Students Choose Their Tasks
There's a terrific story about the late Frank McCourt, who became famous as the author of Angela’s Ashes and other books, but who was Mr. McCourt the English ...
EducationNext
Innovative Programs Need Innovative Funding Models. What Could They Look Like?
Why does the US have the most expensive higher education system in the world—but also one in which prestigious institutions are struggling to keep ...
Christensen Institute
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How the Internet of Things May Change K-12 Culture
The Internet of Things is making a big splash in K-12 school districts. Connected IoT devices provide school IT pros with helpful real-time data to share with ...
EdTech
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"We're trying to develop an ergonomic paycheck, one that will stretch further and not slip through your fingers so easily."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
Which Irish author wrote the avant-garde comic fiction,"Finnegans Wake"?
See the answer below.
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First Nobel Prizes Awarded
What Year
The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace.
The day was Dec 10. What year was it?
Quote of the Day
"The foundation of every state is the education of its youth."
Diogenes
Trivia Answer
Which Irish author wrote the avant-garde comic fiction,"Finnegans Wake"?
Answer: James Joyce
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