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Confronting the devastating impact racism in the U.S. Education System has on Black students’ mental health

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New campaign shows that everyone has a role to play in rewriting the lessons students learn about race in school The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation (BLHF) – a nonprofit organization founded by award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson – launched a public awareness campaign to address the mental health impact the education system places on students, particularly Black students ages 12-22. The six-week campaign,…

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Influencing The Quality Of Education

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Do we really believe that every child can succeed? How does the view that a child’s potential is limited affect our ability to reach that child and inhibit his growth and academic success? The largely unexplored, and in some cases erroneous, beliefs held by many mainstream educators have resulted in ineffective and even damaging educational practice. The way we view students and learning affects what we teach, how we teach, and ultimately, student learning. Some teachers design curricula as if diversity didn’t exist; they ignore or are unaware of how their students’ backgrounds or contexts shape their learning styles and affect their achievement.

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Nevada Special Education Teacher Named 2021 National Teacher of the Year

Special Education

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced that Juliana Urtubey, an elementary school special education teacher, is the 2021 National Teacher of the Year. Urtubey, an educator for 11 years, teaches at Kermit R. Booker, Sr. Innovative Elementary School in Las Vegas, where she serves as a co-teacher in pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade special education settings and as an instructional…

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Do Middle Schools Result In Higher Achievement Than Junior High Schools?

Achievement

  By Megan Wilson Question: Do middle schools result in higher achievement than junior high schools? This question addresses the academic outcomes of students in junior high schools that are organized in a manner similar to large comprehensive high schools with departmentalization, 40-50 minute periods, subject area teachers, and competitive sports, as compared to middle schools using various degrees of…

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‘Three Stories From Nature’ is a Set of Enjoyable Bedtime Stories With Relatable Events for Children

Children

Recent release “For Children; Three Stories from Nature” from Covenant Books author Joseph Clay Holmes is a delightful children’s book where kids can broaden their imagination, relate real-life events, and learn and instill values from the stories. NEW YORK, April 30, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Joseph Clay Holmes, a countryman, a nature-lover who enjoys doing outdoor activities with family, and father of…

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Celebrating World Teacher’s Day

World Teacher's Day

World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is an international day held annually on October 5. Established in 1994, it commemorates the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which is a standard-setting instrument that addresses the status and situations of teachers around the world. This recommendation outlines standards relating to education personnel policy, recruitment, and initial training as well…

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High School Students will Ask NASA Astronaut Aboard ISS Questions

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  NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, currently aboard the International Space Station, will answer questions posed by high school students from across the nation this week. The educational downlink event will air live at 10:25 a.m. EDT Friday, Oct. 2, on NASA Television and the agency’s website. Cassidy will answer prerecorded questions selected from high school students participating in the Society…

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Toyota USA Foundation to Address Digital Divide

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Grants Provide Access to Virtual Learning for more than 350,000 Students PLANO, Texas (September 28, 2020) – As virtual learning continues, many students across the country are still in need of internet access and computers to complete school work. To help meet this need, the Toyota USA Foundation approved grants totaling $3,357,000 to support students in 13 states where the company…

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Jazwares Debuts First Toy Line For CoComelon

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Enriching and Educational Toys Inspired by Preschool Entertainment Phenom That Will Delight Young Fans and Families Are Available In Stores Now   Moonbug, a global entertainment company that develops and distributes values-based content for kids, and Jazwares, a global leader in play, have teamed up to create a line of recently-released toys inspired by the universally-relatable musical and educational 3D…

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National Alliance Report on How Charter Schools Serve Students During COVID-19 Closures

Charter Schools

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a report conducted by Public Impact, Learning in Real Time: How Charter Schools Serve Students During COVID-19 Closures, that compares how charter schools and district schools served students during COVID-19 closures. While a lot has been written about the response of larger charter school networks, this report takes a closer look at…

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