Student Learning (K-7)

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Dr. Rod Berger spent time with Dr. Jeanice Kerr Swift at this year’s AASA conference in New Orleans to learn about the unique advantage of running a public school district that resides alongside one of our nation’s most prominent universities. The University of Michigan provides the district of Ann Arbor with rich partnerships that lift […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Family engagement is a key factor in students’ success and has shown to boost grades, attendance, literacy acquisition, and more. Read Elizabeth Breese’s tips on how to reduce barriers between families and schools. Current global events have […]

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Why teachers need training on the cognitive skills of students BY NANCY WEINSTEIN There is a high-demand for research-backed educational curriculum. As one recent Mind/Shift article analogizes, “You wouldn’t take medicine that hasn’t been tested.” The logic follows that you wouldn’t take a prescription from a doctor who hasn’t been trained. Fortunately, all medical school [...]
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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: “We know that young women thrive when given the chance to choose how and what they learn, while at the same time being supported by a community that believes they can succeed, regardless of gender.” Alyssa Tormala […]

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STEAM — the approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics to guide student inquiry, discussion, and critical thinking — is a relatively new movement that is being adopted by many educators to ensure a prosperous future for their students. With many employers struggling to fill technical and science-related roles with local talent, […]

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At FreshGrade we are always working to tell the stories of our incredible community of educators, students, parents, and leaders. We recently had the chance to sit down with members of the School District of Elmbrook, just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We spoke with CIO Chris Thompson and a number of teachers across the district […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: March is Women’s History Month and We Are Teachers has a reading list full of stories and poems that celebrate the accomplishments of amazing girls and women throughout history. Pi Day is almost here! Celebrate the infinite […]

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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Coding definitely teaches students tech skills, but that’s just the beginning. We Are Teachers share 10 surprising skills kids learn through coding. Inspired by Don Wettrick’s Innovation Class, in which his students take on projects that connect […]

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When my son, Chris, secured a job with a movie and TV special effects company last year, I said to him, “I guess your good grades in college got you the job, right?” “Sure, Dad,” Chris replied sarcastically. “This is what got me the job!” And Chris held up his SmartPhone to show me his [...]
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Busy week? We’re here to help. Here’s our roundup of top educational stories from the past seven days: Monica Burns explores how cheap, easy-to-access virtual reality can build background knowledge and empathy by helping students experience distant places and the lives of others. You can inspire teens to work harder by tapping into their desire […]

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