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5 Ways Parents Can Afford to Raise World-Class Athletes
5 Ways Parents Can Afford to Raise World-Class Athletes
When the Summer Olympics begin in Rio on Aug. 5, you will see 10,000 of the world's best athletes compete, and a much smaller number of them being draped with medals. But who really deserves gold? The families who scrimped and saved to get them there. ...
Study: Music Education Aids Cognitive Development
Study: Music Education Aids Cognitive Development
Studying music seems to have helped accelerate the cognitive development, and particularly the auditory- and speech and language-processing abilities, of a group of young children in Los Angeles. That's an early pair of findings from a five-year longit...
How Can Schools Prioritize for the Best Ways Kids Learn?
How Can Schools Prioritize for the Best Ways Kids Learn?
The education world is full of incremental change — the slow process of individuals learning about new strategies and approaches, trying them out, improving on their skills and hopefully sharing their learning with colleagues to continue growth. ...
14 Surprising Facts About Educators' Social Media Use
14 Surprising Facts About Educators' Social Media Use
Social media has fast become an educator's dream, with almost immediate responses to questions about teaching strategies, resources, and professional development opportunities.
8 Things Twitter Savvy Educators Do To Improve Learning
8 Things Twitter Savvy Educators Do To Improve Learning
These days, it's hard to meet an educator who hasn't heard of Twitter. But how many use it? While some might question if the social media platform can help with professional development, there are others who know just how much potential rests in 140 ch...
3 Ways Innovative Schools Advance Maker Learning for All
3 Ways Innovative Schools Advance Maker Learning for All
Maker learning inspires creativity, confidence and passion for learning in young people. So how do you sustain a maker program and encourage the sorts of innovative action required for this? We identified three major ways how leaders from the League of...
Education Department Continues to Prod States to Rethink Testing
Education Department Continues to Prod States to Rethink Testing
The Department of Education is continuing to press states and school districts to rethink their testing regimens, unveiling a set of proposed assessment regulations under the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. Under the new fede...