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Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

| October 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

High school students at Science Leadership Academy explain what they value in their education.

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

| October 27, 2014

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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How Teachers Can Motivate Students of Any Age

How Teachers Can Motivate Students of Any Age

| October 22, 2014 | 14 Comments

How can teachers promote the intrinsic benefits of learning in school systems that depend on grades as a way to measure progress?

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How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

| October 21, 2014 | 22 Comments

Some educators are finding that standing desks are a simple way help fidgety kids settle down and get to work.

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How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

How Can Students Have More Say in School Decisions?

| October 17, 2014 | 6 Comments

Administrators, educators and students are discovering ways to include students in the programs that affect them most. Some programs help students speak directly to the people in charge.

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How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools

How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools

| October 10, 2014 | 93 Comments

The Fairhaven School, which opened its doors in 1998, has no tests or grades, and no assigned homework. Its goal is to help students develop two core traits: agency and autonomy.

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Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health

Pediatricians Say School Should Start Later For Teens’ Health

| October 7, 2014

The science is clear that teenagers need more than eight hours of sleep a night. The nation’s pediatricians say school districts need to buck up and change schedules to let kids sleep later.

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How Dream Coordinators at Schools Help Students Reach Goals

How Dream Coordinators at Schools Help Students Reach Goals

| October 1, 2014 | 9 Comments

Investing in just one staff person to help students identify their aspirations and pave the way for them to reach those goals can have a big effect on a high school.

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With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

With the Right Technology, Can Children Teach Themselves?

| September 23, 2014

A non-profit is offering a $15 million dollar prize to the private technology company that can develop a free, open-source scaleable software that children around the world can use to teach themselves reading and math.

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Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

Making the Case For A Pragmatic Liberal Arts College Education

| September 22, 2014 | 8 Comments

Despite the focus on specialization, there’s still an argument to be made for liberal arts education.

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