Reading high-quality fiction may serve a larger purpose than preparing students for college and tests. Several recent studies show that reading great literature makes individuals more empathetic. Here’s a great list of fiction books for kids of all ages, recommended by those who know best — librarians.
If everything goes as hoped by supporters of the Connect All Schools Initiative, every school in the U.S. will be connected to schools abroad by 2016. Whether that’s through physical or virtual exchanges, and whether it’s in order learn foreign languages, solve global issues, collaborate on new media projects, or extend professional development opportunities to [...]
By Sara Bernard Over the past five years, more than 27,000 students from Australia to Senegal to San Francisco have made films and other media about a wide range of subjects — from young refugees, to how to improve public education in the U.S., to environmental preservation, racial and gender discrimination, and more. They’ve produced [...]