Students in an honors US history course at a Nebraska high school have been working to get a local landmark, the George A. Marshall home, added to the National Register of Historic Places. The students have researched primary sources on the house and are creating a 3D model that they will use during their presentation this fall to the State Historic Preservation Board of Directors.
Kelly Rickert, an elementary-school teacher in Detroit, turned a student's question about a garbage incinerator into a real-world lesson that incorporated the question and the community. In this Q&A, Rickert describes how she and artist Matthew Daher used "place-based" learning to help students create a documentary about trash.
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Teachers of color leave the profession at a higher rate than their white colleagues, says John King Jr., former US Secretary of Education, and Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute. In this commentary, they call for leaders to "engage teachers of color in conversations about what they need to be best supported."
Coastal Carolina University's new residency program for aspiring teachers is aimed at easing educator shortages in South Carolina. College officials say they hope the program will bring teachers to rural areas and they plan to partner with other county districts.
As educators look for ways to integrate virtual reality and augmented reality in the classroom, author Jaime Donally asserts that adopting such immersive technology does not have to break the bank. In this commentary, he shares five low-cost activities to use.
School libraries should remain open for at least a portion of students' summer break, asserts Valentina Gonzalez, a professional-development specialist for English-language learners in Katy, Texas. In this blog post, she writes that school libraries could help to curb summer learning loss.
Students at an Indiana elementary school are participating in a pilot program to donate unused food from the school cafeteria to those who need it. The students have saved 21,584 food items this school year -- the equivalent of 5,000 meals for area pantries and soup kitchens.
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