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Jul 21, 2017
Students Flock to Rural School District’s Free Online Summer School
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The rural Grandview School District in Jefferson County has only 825 students during the school year. But this summer, it raked in thousands of state dollars for educating about 1,500 students through its own online school. Students from across the state -— not just from Grandview — are drawn to the summer online offerings. Some are high school students ...
St Louis Post-Dispatch
How Goofing Off Helps Students Learn
Savoring and gratitude are both forms of directed attention. But in contrast to that type of on-task focus, free-form attention ...
The Atlantic
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Boston’s Museum of Science has developed an award-winning STEM curriculum
In recent years, there has been a big push to keep women and other minorities interested in science, technology, engineering ...
EdTech
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Holding Students Back A Grade Doesn't Necessarily Hold Them Back
Our education system has this funny quirk of grouping kids by birth date - rather than, say, intellectual ability or achievement ...
NPR
One Suburban Districts Transformation To Keep Students in School
To understand just how far Vista High School will go to keep kids interested in school, consider the case of 17-year-old ...
The Hechinger Report
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Battling Decision Fatigue
Teachers make about 1,500 decisions per day, which can lead to decision fatigue, a situation in which the brain is so ...
Edutopia
High school coach uses the soccer field to get first-generation students into college
High school athletes at big schools know that sports can be a sure route to college. But for students at smaller schools that's ...
LA School Report
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Childhood poverty rising, compromising academic preparedness
Data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study cited in a new study showed that since the Great Recession, more children ...
Education DIVE
Don’t forget rural schools
America's Good Samaritans have often focused their energies on its big cities. This is especially true when it comes to ...
AEI
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Helping Students With Autism Transition Into a New School Year
When my son was an elementary student, he struggled with transitioning into a new class at the beginning of each school year ...
Edutopia
As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away
Tens of thousands of people who took out private loans to pay for college but have not been able to keep up payments may ...
The New York Times
PRESS
DreamBox Learning Unveils MyFlexPD to Empower Educators with Anytime, Anywhere Access to Data-Driven Professional Learning
DreamBox Learning today unveiled a revolutionary solution for teacher professional learning: MyFlexPD. Leveraging its ...
Business Wire
EvoText Names New President, Leading Eduneers in Developing Education Technology Products
EvoText – a software development company specializing in education technology solutions and the developers of Ogment for ...
Business Wire
Top Producing Institutions of Fulbright Students and Scholars Announced in the Chronicle of Higher Education
The U.S. Department of State and Institute of International Education (IIE) have announced the Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright  ...
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Trivia
Napoleon suffered defeat at Waterloo in what year?
See the answer below.
What Year Was It?
The First Battle of Bull Run
The First Battle of Bull Run
In the first major land battle of the US Civil War, a large Union force under General Irvin McDowell is routed by a Confederate army under General Pierre G.T. Beauregard.
The day was Jul 21. What year was it?
Quote of the Day
"In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."
Tom Bodett
Trivia Answer
Napoleon suffered defeat at Waterloo in what year?
Answer: 1815
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