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Educator Perspectives on Social and Emotional Learning Programs

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) continues to receive increasing attention in the world of education. In our informal conversations with principals and teachers and parents, we hadn’t discerned any particular patterns or consensus in approaches, and it made us curious to explore the subject a bit more broadly. We hope that others will find this summary of findings from the small survey we conducted and the trends we discerned as interesting and thought-provoking

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Theories & Activities for Second Language Acquisition

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When I was in middle school, I remember registering for my first Spanish 101 class. As a native English speaker, I was excited about learning a new language. My community had a significant mix of English and Spanish speakers, and I wanted to learn to speak and understand Spanish – while immersing myself in different cultures around me. I was fascinated to see how multilingual speakers could jump back and forth from one language to another without a blip in communication.

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Discovery Education to Produce New Civics Curriculum for New Hampshire Schools

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In an effort to bolster civics education throughout the Granite State, the New Hampshire Department of Education (NHED) is partnering with Discovery Education to support the development of informed students who are eager and ready to participate in democracy. In March, the Governor and Executive Council approved a $1 million contract between the New Hampshire Department of Education and Discovery Education to provide high quality curriculum and instructional materials for New Hampshire students

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AI and Education: What are the Goals?

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By Kiran Kodithala In our lifetimes, the most important technological advancements may arguably include cellular phones, the internet, and digital payments, each revolutionizing how we communicate, access information, and conduct transactions. The advent of smartphones has further intensified these effects, making these technologies indispensable in daily life.

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If You’ve Read One IEP, Have You Read Them All?

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark “If you’ve read one IEP, you’ve read them all.” It may not be literally true, but there is a strong feeling among many parents and teachers that the “individualized” part of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is not accomplishing what it could and is far less personalized than it ought to be. For instance, extended time on tests and preferential seating, while beneficial for some, are now almost universally applied, irrespective of the student’s specific challen

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Discovery Education Enhances K-12 Platform with New Games, Interactives, Career Resources, and More to Nurture Student Curiosity

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Global EdTech leader Discovery Education announced the addition of new games, interactives, career resources and more to its award-winning K-12 learning platform, Discovery Education Experience. This new content nurtures student curiosity and supports educators’ efforts to engage all learners more deeply in instruction. Connecting educators to a vast collection of high-quality, standards-aligned content, ready-to-use digital lessons, intuitive quiz and activity creation tools, and professional

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Four Ways State Education Leaders Can Improve Math Achievement

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By Tim Hudson Even though reading curricula and achievement are currently the top educational priorities across much of the U.S., math achievement has declined worse than reading as a result of the pandemic. This ongoing math challenge is too broad and important to be addressed solely at the classroom, school, and district levels; state education leaders must continue taking steps to ensure we improve student success and teacher support in PK-12 mathematics.

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