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‘All-hands-On’ STEM Approach May be Overkill

It was bound to happen. A paper published by the conservative American Enterprise Institute suggested that the country may be putting too much emphasis on STEM and obscuring the "noncognitive skills" that are really needed, such as persistence and "character."…

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Wisconsin district unveils plan after Nazi salute photo

Wisconsin school district officials have unveiled a plan that they hope will instill more empathy and understanding in students after a photo recently surfaced showing several dozen high schoolers giving what appears to be a Nazi salute. In a letter…

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A Toy Gun, a Snapchat Post, and an Arrest

Zach Cassidento sat in the passenger seat of a police car as it drove up the steep driveway to his modest two-story home in Bethany, Connecticut, and parked outside. Officers headed to Zach’s bedroom on the lower level, a cluttered…

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For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

"In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century,” said Antonis Katsiyannis, Clemson University researcher and the lead author of a 2018 study on school shootings. “One alarming trend is…

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Special Education: Practice & Pitfalls

Educating children with disabilities is among the most challenging parts of any school system’s mission. Special educators are responsible for delivering a “free and appropriate public education” to 6 million students nationwide with a wide range of complex needs—and do…

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School safety grants hinge on spending package

Congress must pass seven fiscal 2019 spending bills in order to fund multiple federal agencies, including the Justice Department, which doles out federal school safety grants. The spending bill signed by President Donald Trump in March, H.R. 1625 (115), authorized an…

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Trump Administration Sets Five-Year Strategy for STEM Ed

The Trump administration is looking to bolster the nation's STEM education efforts through a new strategic plan titled "Charting a Course for Success: America's Strategy for STEM Education." The strategy has three aspirational goals: building strong foundations for STEM literacy; increasing diversity,…

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