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charter schools

The Debate About Charter Schools

Charter schools are privately operated, funded by taxpayers, focused on a particular theme with a unique curriculum that provide an alternative to public or private school education. Minnesota passed the […]

emotional intelligence

5 Ways to Teach Emotional Intelligence

The ever-increasing pressures to succeed academically can leave students unaware of the importance of their emotional intelligence in achieving success. Daniel Goleman authored a book titled “Emotional Intelligence” and wrote […]

The Pros and Cons of Students Skipping a Grade

Skipping a grade may give bright students the challenge they can’t get in their assigned classroom, but take away their comfort of being with kids their own age and size. […]

learner agency

5 Ways to Develop Learner Agency

“Agency” can mean action or intervention. Learner agency becomes much easier to understand in this context as a student taking action to seek out and achieve learning more independently. Don’t […]

disruptive innovation

Disruptive Innovation in Education

A new product or idea that radically changes the way things were always done is a simple definition of disruptive innovation. Disruptive innovation happens frequently in many industries, but is […]

design learning

A Simple Guide to Design Learning

Design learning is more than a passing trend in education. Discover what it is and how to effectively integrate it into your classroom. Doris Wells-Papanek of www.designlearning.us published an article […]

Betsy DeVos

What Betsy DeVos Could Mean for Education

Public or private education may become a choice open to all students if Betsy DeVos, the nominee for U.S. Secretary of Education, receives Senate confirmation. Although she has yet to […]

zero tolerance policies

Why Some Schools Are Rethinking Zero Tolerance Policies

School safety is critical, but zero tolerance policies have been criticized for being ineffective and contributing to the school-to-prison pipeline. Zero tolerance policies in schools implement rules and strict consequences […]

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