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Here’s Where Trump and Clinton Stand on K-12 Issues

It’s finally election day in the US, after what seems like about sixty years of campaigning. In case you haven’t made your decision yet–and really, it’s probably about time–eSchoolNews writer Stephen Noonoo has compiled a list of the candidates’ positions on a number of K-12 issues from their official platforms …

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Pop Quiz: Should kids be learning to code?

“Our society is increasingly technological in nature. School curricula must be changed to reflect this reality by teaching all children to code, lest they be left by the wayside in our modern world.” We’ve all heard this argument in some form or another. Is this really a good argument, though? …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 7 November 2013

Building your brain! Building your schools! Good morning, teachers and learners. Here are your required readings. Childhood music lessons leave lasting brain boost – I guess that’s why I’m so clever. Is your college well-endowed? – Data is showing that endowments are growing again. Speaking a second language may delay …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 31 October 2013

Happy Halloween, teachers and learners! I’ve got spine-tingling required readings for you today. In Michigan, school districts differ on how to handle Halloween, a “controversial” holiday. Well, other schools know exactly what to do with Halloween in school: ban it! The faith writer at the Washington Post advocates toning it …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 4 April, 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Class begins today with a plan to disenfranchise voting college students in North Carolina. That’s a real downer. We’ll end on an up-note about a young woman from Palestine who’s got a scholarship to Oxford that’s been funded in an unusual way… North Carolina senate …

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