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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Huge shortages loom in the skilled trades, which require less — and cheaper — training. Should that make students rethink the four-year degree?

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When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

In this latest form of self-harming behavior, adolescents anonymously post mean or derogatory comments about themselves on social media as a way of managing feelings of sadness or self-loathing.

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How A Culture of Improvement Goes Hand in Hand With Coaching Teachers

At ENLACE Academy students learn English through grade-level content work. But learning to teach this way is new to many teachers, so coaching is critical.

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How Universities Can Rethink Support For Growing Number Of Adult Learners

The focus shouldn't be "quick-and-dirty" paths to a degree, argues one scholar and activist, but deep learning experiences and strong support.

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100 Top Colleges Vow To Enroll More Low-Income Students

As more schools band together to commit to recruiting and graduating 50,000 more low-income students, four college president discuss what it will take to get there.

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How to Use Oral Presentations to Help English Language Learners Succeed

Speaking in front of an audience in a positive and safe classroom environment can help English Language Learners practice and learn. Veteran educators share helpful strategies from their book, "The...

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How Debate Structures Allow English Learners’ Brilliance to Shine

Debating relevant topics in the news is a high-interest way to engage students in academic discourse bolstered by evidence.

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Helping Young Girls Find Their Voice While Developing Friendships

When Katie Hurley asks her patients what they want from their parents, the response is almost always the same: "Listen and ask questions."

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Why Designing for Disability Leads to Better Solutions for Everyone

Designing tools and learning environments for people with disabilities from the start not only creates an inclusive environment, but often results in a better experience for everyone.

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4 Tools for Teaching Teamwork and Collaboration in the Classroom

Common Sense's Danny Wagner has a list of helpful tools that can help students better collaborate with one another while learning important skills.

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A Futuristic Look at Assessing Learning

Neuroscientist Dr. Adam Gazzaley is looking for better ways to improve human cognition.

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Model United Nations Offers Structured Practice for English Language Learners

The Model U.N. structure allows English learners to take on different identities and discuss from various perspectives.

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What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art

Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica explain how a school redistributed funds to bring back arts education and saw student behavior improve dramatically.

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College Waitlists Often Waste Would-Be Students’ Time

College waitlists are growing. For many students, they offer hope of admission. That's not always the case.

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