Media literacy measure approved in Colo. | Librarian: How to encourage reading | Volunteers teach 6th-graders about financial literacy
May 16, 2019
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Media literacy measure approved in Colo.
Media literacy measure approved in Colo.
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Colorado lawmakers recently approved a bill to create media literacy guidelines for public schools. Similar to efforts in other states, the bill calls for the formation of an advisory committee -- to include librarians, teachers and journalists -- that will guide the state's K-12 schools in teaching media literacy and adding it to the curricula.
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Librarian: How to encourage reading
Librarian: How to encourage reading
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Few high-school seniors report that they are reading for pleasure, writes Kimberly Rues, a school librarian in Missouri. Rues offers several strategies to help reverse this trend, including having students select books to read.
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Literacy Everywhere
Volunteers teach 6th-graders about financial literacy
Sixth-grade students at Michigan's Pontiac Middle School learned how to make smart money decisions thanks to volunteers from Bank of America and Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan. The basic financial-literacy program covered topics such as career planning and savings, and Junior Achievement hopes to expand the effort to seventh and eighth grades in the future.
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New Yorkers rally for permanent adult-literacy funding
Teachers, students, immigrants and others rallied in the rain this week to seek support for permanent funding for New York City's adult-literacy programs. Mayor Bill de Blasio has tried to cut funding for the programs for two years, and advocates say the funding should be made permanent, citing long waiting lists for adult-literacy classes.
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Research on Literacy Teaching and Learning
How online learning closes early-education gaps
At-home online programs can help to fill the early-education gap for families in rural areas, writes Tammy Williams, director of curriculum at Greensburg Community Schools. In this blog post, she describes how a nonprofit organization launched Waterford UPSTART to help children develop early literacy, math and science skills.
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Teacher: How to survive, thrive in May
Teacher: How to survive, thrive in May
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An orderly start to the school year can mean mayhem in May for teachers, who are working to stay on track toward the end of the school year, writes Laurie Lichtenstein, a middle-school English and social studies teacher in New York. In this article, Lichtenstein shares some survival tips and a few positive moments that lead toward summer, such as the growing social consciousness of middle-schoolers.
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One of the things that attracted me to economics was its importance in improving people's lives.
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