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News from the worlds of k-12 education, higher education, and teacher education, along with links to cool teaching resources.
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A Philadelphia School's Big Bet on Nonviolence

A Philadelphia School's Big Bet on Nonviolence | Educate Me | Scoop.it
In a desperately poor, dangerous part of town, Memphis Street Academy decided to ditch its metal detectors and focus on supporting students. Violence dropped by 90 percent.
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Q & A Collections: Teaching Reading & Writing

Q & A Collections: Teaching Reading & Writing | Educate Me | Scoop.it
I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past two years. You can see those collections from the first year here.
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US affirmative action case sent back

US affirmative action case sent back | Educate Me | Scoop.it
The US Supreme Court sends back to a lower court a landmark case considering the role of a student's race in public university admissions policies.
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Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School | Educate Me | Scoop.it
Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Discovering Your Passions

Sir Ken Robinson: Discovering Your Passions | Educate Me | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson, who gave the most watched TED Talk ever, tells us how to find what really makes us tick, and get the most out of life and work.
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The Remarkable Turnaround of the Orchard Gardens School

The Remarkable Turnaround of the Orchard Gardens School | Educate Me | Scoop.it
In 2010 Orchard Gardens was named one of a dozen so-called "turnaround schools" in Boston.
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Stanford University Professor, Linda Darling-Hammond at Iowa Education Summit

A distinguished author and professor of education at Stanford University, Linda Darling-Hammond was named one of the nation's ten most influential people aff...
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An hour with Linda Darling-Hammond on education policy and teacher preparation. Well worth a watch. - Ryan

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Response: Ideas for the Last Two Weeks of School -- Part Two

Response: Ideas for the Last Two Weeks of School -- Part Two | Educate Me | Scoop.it
(This post is Part Two in a two-part series. You can see Part One here) Last week's question was: "What are the best ways to spend class time during the last two weeks of school?" It's that time of the year...
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Why Do I Teach?

Why Do I Teach? | Educate Me | Scoop.it
We should judge teaching not by the amount of knowledge it passes on, but by the enduring excitement it generates.
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Malcolm London: “High School Training Ground” | Video on TED.com

Young poet, educator and activist Malcom London performs his stirring poem about life on the front lines of high school.
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Also, this.

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Native Appropriations

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Examining Representations of Indigenous Peoples
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History and humanities teachers, bookmark this page.

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How To Teach History

How To Teach History | Educate Me | Scoop.it
Here is how a journalist described a class she watched a few months ago in a Northern California high school.
In the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ben Stein famously plays a hi
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Qatar Academy teachers fret as former colleague jailed over alleged insults to Islam | Doha News

Qatar Academy teachers fret as former colleague jailed over alleged insults to Islam | Doha News | Educate Me | Scoop.it
Qatar Academy teachers fret as former colleague jailed over alleged insults to Islam A recently fired Qatar Academy chemistry teacher has been in jail for the past week over charges of insulting Islam...
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English news and easy articles for students of English

English news and easy articles for students of English | Educate Me | Scoop.it
We write news in three different levels of English. We want to help you understand English more. Now all students can enjoy reading and listening to news.
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This looks like a potentially useful site for working with students who are learning English. - Ryan

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To Move Forward, We Must Look Back

To Move Forward, We Must Look Back | Educate Me | Scoop.it
As long as race plays a significant part in our society, how can colleges not take it into account in making their decisions?
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Chicago Public Library Opens Free Digital Maker Space | Design on GOOD

Chicago Public Library Opens Free Digital Maker Space | Design on GOOD | Educate Me | Scoop.it
Chicagoans will soon have free access to tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, and milling machines—in the middle of a public library. It's starting at one branch, and if it's successful, it will spread to more.
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Board to Vote on Condoms in Boston Schools

Board to Vote on Condoms in Boston Schools | Educate Me | Scoop.it
A new health policy that would make condoms available in the district’s high schools is up for a vote on Wednesday night.
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Seven Mondays After the Marathon: On Leaving Boston

I’ve rejected Boston.
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Thoughts on the heart and soul of Boston. Good read. - Ryan

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(Extra)Ordinary People

(Extra)Ordinary People | Educate Me | Scoop.it
Democracy rests on having respect for the judgment of ordinary people.
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Read Sam Chaltain's latest blog post.

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Ave atque vale by Donald Kagan - The New Criterion

Ave atque vale by Donald Kagan - The New Criterion | Educate Me | Scoop.it
Upon his retirement from Yale, Donald Kagan considers the future of liberal education in this farewell speech.
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Caution and the Common Core State Education Standards

Caution and the Common Core State Education Standards | Educate Me | Scoop.it
States should have some flexibility as they move to the new and more demanding curriculum.
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Despite Protests, Chicago to Close 49 Schools

Despite Protests, Chicago to Close 49 Schools | Educate Me | Scoop.it
The move singled out schools that officials said were half empty after population losses, but that opponents said targeted low-income minority communities.
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I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word

SUBTITLES(click"cc"button) Purchase on Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/i-will-not-let-exam-result/id635989836 I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide ...
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Reading Like A Historian | Stanford History Education Group

Reading Like A Historian | Stanford History Education Group | Educate Me | Scoop.it
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Great teaching resources for history teachers!

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Teach for America’s hidden curriculum

Teach for America’s hidden curriculum | Educate Me | Scoop.it
The history of TFA reveals the ironies of contemporary education reform, class inequality and the liberal agenda
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