Quilt project teaches math, compassion | Students build shed, get hands-on math lessons | Schools introduce "global professional skills"
May 23, 2019
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Teaching & Learning
Quilt project teaches math, compassion
Quilt project teaches math, compassion
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A quilt-sewing project is helping a class of Montana fourth-grade students learn real-world uses for their geometry skills. The finished quilts will be given to the Project Linus for distribution to children who have experienced trauma.
KFBB-TV (Great Falls, Mont.) (5/22) 
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Students build shed, get hands-on math lessons
Students build shed, get hands-on math lessons
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Wyoming high-school students are putting their algebra and geometry skills to use by building a shed that will be used by a local elementary school. The project helped students learn real-world uses for concepts such as area, slope and linear functions.
Oil City News (Natrona County, Wyo.) (5/22) 
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Math in Focus® 2020: Better Than Ever!
Revamped to address educator concerns and shifts in the Singapore Math curriculum, Math in Focus® 2020 is better than ever. Watch as U.S. Consultant, Andy Clark spotlights how each update works together to drive student growth. Watch the video!
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Curriculum
Schools introduce "global professional skills"
Some schools are building educational frameworks to develop "global professional skills," or GPS, at all grade levels, John McCarthy writes. The GPS rubric includes empathy, problem-solving, social and emotional learning, creativity, collaboration and other elements that proponents say will give students a competitive edge in the workforce no matter what career path they pursue.
Edutopia online (5/21) 
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Analysis: More test time given to wealthier students
A new analysis shows that students from wealthier school districts are more often given extra time on standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT for conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder than students in lower-income districts. Experts suggest wealthier parents may be better informed about the time concessions that are provided.
Axios (5/21) 
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Welcome to Writing Workshop
Experience writing workshop for the first time or in a new light with Stacey Shubitz and Lynne Dorfman's Welcome to the Writing Workshop. Discover routines, tips, and resources that first-year and veteran teachers can use to create a thriving writing workshop in their K–6 classrooms.
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STEM
Policy & Legislation
Feds expand, update College Scorecard data
Feds expand, update College Scorecard data
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The Education Department has added and expanded information on the College Scorecard, including preliminary data on student debt loads carried for specific degrees. The scorecard's consumer-facing website also now includes data on certificate-granting programs and graduation information for nontraditional students.
Inside Higher Ed (5/22) 
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Advocates question use of ESSA funds to arm teachers
Advocates question use of ESSA funds to arm teachers
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In a letter to the US Education Department's acting inspector general, several advocacy groups are asking for a probe into Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' reluctance to disallow the use of Title IV-A funds from the Every Student Succeeds Act to train and arm teachers. In a hearing before a US House committee last month, DeVos asserted that the department has "not advocated for nor against" such use of the funds.
ABC News (5/21) 
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