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How Are We Preparing Students to Be Tomorrow's Innovators?

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2013 | 3:06 PM

Follow the discussion on Empowering Education Leaders to Innovate on Wednesday Jan. 30 at 3pm PST.

According to the just-released Gallup-HOPE index for 2012, developing a world-changing invention is an aspiration shared by 42 percent of youth in grades 5-12. That's good news. Given...

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More Than That

(2) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 10:33 PM

Heather Hanson, a first-year teacher on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, knew she was taking a risk when she showed a documentary called Children of the Plains to her speech class at Todd County High School. Narrated by Diane Sawyer, the 20/20 episode emphasizes poverty, alcoholism, and family...

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Not In Our Town

(4) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 7:47 AM

It takes courage to stand up to a bully or challenge hate speech. On K-12 and college campuses across the country, students and educators are coming together as "upstanders" to change their communities for the better. Their stories of everyday heroism are highlighted in a compelling new documentary and...

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Stop Bullying and Speak Up

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 11:48 AM

There's nothing funny about bullying, but appealing to students' comic sensibilities might help open discussions about this serious subject. That's the idea behind the Stop Bullying: Speak Up Comic Challenge. During October, students and teachers can join a nationwide dialogue about bullying prevention that will play out through...

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For Kids' Sake, Let's Connect Parents and Schools

(3) Comments | Posted October 20, 2010 | 5:13 PM

At the end of my street sits an aging elementary school. Brick and boxy, it's no architectural marvel. But it's the reason we moved to this neighborhood many years back. And even though my own kids have long since outgrown grade school, I can't help but do a quick scan...

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