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Teacher starts Westwood’s first STEAM focused classes

Students huddled together excitedly Tuesday morning while they tried to figure out a pyramid puzzle using pool noodles in Amanda Brown’s classroom. The puzzle has no direct concept for the students to learn, but it requires them to work together…

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Progressive stacking used to address inequality in classrooms

In efforts to achieve diversity and equity at institutions of higher education, educators across the country have begun to introduce “progressive stacking” into their classrooms. Progressive stacking is a technique used by group facilitators to ensure minority voices are heard…

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After-school STEM programs inspire kids to keep learning

At an after-school STEM club in Rhode Island, students are working on an engineering challenge -- because they want to be. The low-stakes, fun environment offers time for exploration when resources or hands-on activities may be in short supply during…

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Bill aims to improve education for students learning English

Massachusetts lawmakers have approved legislation aimed at helping students still learning English get the most from their education. Since 2000, the number of "English learners" in Massachusetts has doubled to more than 90,200 students, or 9.5 percent of the student…

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How active shooters are changing school security in the US

School fire drills became popular decades ago after several deadly fires triggered changes in safety codes. Today, teachers and children are preparing for something entirely different: mass shootings. A gunman tried to break into a remote Northern California elementary school…

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10 Additional Penn State Students Charged in Hazing Death of Pledge

Ten additional Penn State University fraternity members were charged Monday in the hazing death of a 19-year-old student after investigators said they had recovered deleted surveillance camera footage recorded inside a fraternity house. The district attorney in Centre County, Pa.,…

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How To Stop Hazing

Once again, Greek life at American colleges is under scrutiny – this time after the death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge at Florida State University. FSU has suspended Greek activities. In Pennsylvania, Penn State students are being charged in the death of…

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