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Helpful Tips for Welcoming Immigrant Families to School
Thursday, March 21, 2019
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According to data compiled by the Pew Research Center, the number of immigrant families in the United States has been rising steadily since a quota program that restricted immigration was altered in the 1960s. From that point on, millions of people from around the world migrated to America, and today,...

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Twitter 101: How to Start Your Own Teacher Twitter Account
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Twitter 101: Start Your Own Teacher Twitter Account

Educators know the value of collaborating with colleagues—after all, these connections are often where we get our best ideas! As the education world becomes increasingly digital, teachers have more and more opportunities to connect with each other, whether they work in 

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Leveraging Social Media for Literacy
Friday, March 15, 2019
Leveraging Social Media for Literacy

Social media is an undeniable force in our students’ rapidly evolving digital world. Indeed, middle- and high-school educators are all too familiar with the sight of students texting, Snapchatting, and watching videos between class. But just how much time are students spending on social media?

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Help! How Do I Meet the Needs of All Students?
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Help! How Do I Meet the Needs of ALL My Students?

A 2018 survey by EdMarketer—the marketing and research division of the online education news outlet Education Week—found that meeting the needs of all students was the No. 1 concern of polled K–12 district leaders and teachers. This is perhaps unsurprising, as helping students overcome challenges to reach...

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Fast and Furious: 5 Education Technology Trends to Watch for in 2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
Fast and Furious: 5 Education Technology Trends to Watch for in 2019

What trends can we expect to see in education in 2019? An online Forbes magazine piece from Daniel Newman, an analyst and researcher focused on the disruptive potential of technology, sought to determine what digital trends in education we should pay attention to in 2019, as well as which have...

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Only 5 States are Meeting Targets for English Learners: What Can They Teach Us?
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Only 5 States are Meeting Targets for English Learners: What Can They Teach Us?

In an October 2018 report to Congress, the United States Department of Education revealed troubling statistics regarding English Learners and their teachers: Only five states are succeeding in helping ELs meet language, reading, and mathematics goals. Even more discouragingly, the data indicates that success rates are declining. What can this...

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College Readiness: A Worthy Goal, but is it Working for Students?
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
College Readiness: A Worthy Goal, but is it Working for Students?

Making sure all students are ready for college is a frequently mentioned goal for many educators and policy-makers. But what does college readiness really mean, and how do teachers actually know whether a student is ready for college? Asking such questions may be a good way to help students, teachers,...

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How to Help the Rising Number of English Learners Succeed in School
Thursday, February 21, 2019
How to Help the Rising Number of English Learners Succeed in School

In classrooms across the United States, there is a growing number of English learners (ELs)—students who need support in order to become proficient in English—and their numbers have been rising steadily since at least 2000, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Per the center's data, just over 9...

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Educator, Innovator: How Teachers are Becoming Leaders in Edtech
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Educator, Innovator: How Teachers are Becoming Leaders in Edtech

What’s next in the world of educational technology? For the answer, look no further than your nearest classroom teacher. Educators have always been the primary source of product testing and feedback for edtech developers—after all, products that were designed for use in the classroom need buy-in from teachers!...

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