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November 12, 2019
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How professors can boost STEM in classrooms
How professors can boost STEM in classrooms
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Elementary-school teachers can build their STEM teaching skill sets by pairing with university professors for professional development and to share math education research-based pedagogy, according to 100Kin10's Doing the Math report. Talia Milgrom-Elcott, executive director of 100Kin10, writes that this method also connects professors to the latest hands-on methods being used in classrooms to share with their college students.
The 74 (11/11) 
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Students explore construction careers
Northern Michigan University recently hosted dozens of high-schoolers for the first Women in Construction Exploration Day at Technology Center of DuPage in Addison. Heidi Blanck, an associate professor of technology and occupational sciences in the Northern Michigan University construction management program, says the program helps introduce students to potential careers.
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.) (11/8) 
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Study: Summer program boosts ELLs' skills
Study: Summer program boosts ELLs' skills
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Listening, speaking and writing skills improved among English-language learners in California who participated in a summer-school program, according to a study by Angela Johnson of NWEA, a nonprofit assessment organization. The study found that participating in the program for more than one year could help boost long-term graduation rates among the students.
Education Dive (11/11) 
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Wis. district finds success in teaching to the test
Wis. district finds success in teaching to the test
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A Wisconsin school district saw test scores rise when teachers used more practice tests -- not for grades but to determine where more instruction was needed. "The question shouldn't be whether you teach to a test or not, it's whether an assessment is measuring the right things," said Kevin Bruggink, superintendent of Oostburg School District.
The Sheboygan Press (Wis.) (11/11) 
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Welding students complete campus projects
Welding students complete campus projects
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Students enrolled in a Tennessee high school's new welding program are working on several cross-campus collaborative projects. That includes constructing bases for bird feeders that will be installed around campus and constructing a tiny home.
The Daily Herald (Columbia, Tenn.) (11/7) 
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How We Flipped Our Math Scores in 7 Months
In a school year, a TX district raised its report card from an F to a B+ and grew math achievement by 12%. Learn how job-embedded professional learning empowered educators to provide quality, evidence-based math instruction. Read their story.
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Oral arguments in DACA suit set in Supreme Court
The US Supreme Court is expected Tuesday to hear arguments over the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that the University of California and other plaintiffs have sued to keep in place. Lower courts have upheld the system's lawsuit defending DACA, which allows those brought to the US as children to remain in the country, and a Supreme Court ruling is expected next June.
EdSource (11/8) 
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