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Sep 24, 2018
Is College Worth It? It’s a Definite Maybe.
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With the start of the new school year just around the corner, prospective students are asking what has become a very tough question: Should I go to college? Salary data from NACE; College cost data from NCES. All data in 2016 dollars. It used to be easier to give a clear answer. In 1970, first year starting salaries for college graduates would more than cover the full cost of four years ...
Christensen Institute
Here’s a Great Way to Get to Know Your Students
I am always looking for new ways to get to know my students. Over the past two decades, I have attempted dozens of different types of icebreakers ...
eSchool News
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Effective English Language Teachers
I recently observed a colleague teaching ratios in a middle school math class with several English learners (ELs). He naturally weaved in a conversation ...
Language Magazine
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Finding the Sweet Spot When Setting School Standards
"But you support the Common Core!" So said Laura Jimenez of the Center for American Progress on the Education Gadfly Show podcast when I argued that ...
EducationNext
Blind Football Player Scores 2 Touchdowns
This time there were no gifts. Blind Phoenix Brophy Prep running back Adonis Watt, whose story was chronicled by azcentral sportson Sept. 6, ran for ...
USA Today High School Sports
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Key Priorities for Today’s Superintendents
Today's superintendents are faced with a plethora of challenges, chief among them how to foster engaged citizenship among students and how to ...
eSchool News
Do You Worry Too Much? 4 Worrying Mistakes You Should Stop Making
Do you worry too much? According to the Anxiety and Depression American Association (ADAA) almost 40 million American adults — one-fifth of the population ...
Pick the Brain
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20 Cheesy Science Jokes for the Classroom
Science can be a heavy topic. Whether you're learning or teaching, all that deep thinking can sometimes give you a brain cramp! Thank goodness ...
We Are Teachers
K-12 Schools Work to Incorporate Computer Science into Curriculums
Forecasts report that computer science skills will be essential for the future workforce, creating a need for K-12 experts to work harder to incorporate ...
EdTech
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Passwords and Positive Self-Talk
Passwords are something everyone has, and probably more than one. They are also something that we have to type in often, maybe multiple times per day ...
Tech & Learning
To the Red-Haired Girl at the Splash Pad Who Asked About My Daughter with Down Syndrome.
I saw you with your frizzy red pigtails, freckled face and soaking wet yellow dress. I saw you watching my daughter. I saw you sitting near her ...
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Cartoon
"Yes, we have an early retirement program. We withhold two dollars from each paycheck to buy you a lottery ticket."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia
What word, taken from German, names the traditional first formal year of U.S. schooling?
See the answer below.
What Year Was It?
Benedict Arnold Commits Treason
What Year
During the American Revolution, American General Benedict Arnold meets with British Major John Andre to discuss handing over West Point to the British, in return for the promise of a large sum of money and a high position in the British army.
The day was Sep 21. What year was it?
Quote of the Day
"What is defeat? Nothing but education. Nothing but the first step to something better."
Wendell Phillips
Trivia Answer
What word, taken from German, names the traditional first formal year of U.S. schooling?
Answer: Kindergarten
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