White Star liner RMS Titanic. (Central Press/Getty Images)
A class of North Dakota fourth-graders recently acted out roles for a presentation about the Titanic and its history to an audience of parents and community members. Students spent two months doing research and engaging in various exercises, including making graphs, learning vocabulary words and compiling facts and images.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights recently sent a letter to congressional lawmakers seeking additional oversight of the US Department of Education. The coalition also seeks legislation addressing restraint and seclusion in schools, corporal punishment and school safety.
Linnette Attai, a privacy expert, writes that 2019 could be a perfect storm of activity related to protecting privacy. In this opinion piece, Attai shares five privacy-related events to watch for in the coming year, including federal and state legislation, plus a focus on the privacy of young people.
A class of Virginia eighth-grade students are transforming an old bus into an "Eco Bus" to serve as a traveling classroom that operates on vegetable oil and solar power. Civics teacher Jared Fritzinger says the bus will be part of the students' capstone project that addresses issues such as sustainability.
Ninth-grade English teachers at a Kansas school adapted the Genius Hour concept to help students learn to research. Students worked on their self-selected research projects during a monthlong unit and then presented their findings.
The NCSS Nominations Committee has selected a slate of candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors and Officer elections. Eligible members in good standing will receive instructions for accessing the ballot when the election is open through Jan. 15. See the full list of candidates.
SmartBrief Education's monthly Editor's Choice Content Award celebrates educator-written content. Our recent winners, Anthony Meals and Kasey Short, talk about why educator burnout is not a badge of honor and how to create a climate of inquiry in your classroom. Tune in Jan. 4 when they discuss these important issues on Education Talk Radio.
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