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Lindsey Stocker refused to change out of shorts deemed inappropriate by school authorities. Then she printed 20 posters criticizing the policy and hung them all over her high school in Quebec, Canada.
Dominic Ellis, a senior at Como Park High School in St. Paul, is pursuing a career in education through a program that prepares students for the field.
"It is an embarrassment and a scandal, and will drive even more Catholics away from an institution so out of touch with its times," said Robert Hague, a high school English teacher of 50 years.
The proposal to push healthy student lunches back one year sparked a debate between the U.S. House of Representatives and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Black and Hispanic students performed better in STEM than non-STEM high schools, even after accounting for prior student achievement.
Some teachers have stopped offering a snack or recess because there just isn't time for them. The playful style of traditional kindergarten is becoming a thing of the past.
Formerly on the state "watch list" because of low test scores, this Kentucky school has been designated an “Exemplar School” by the Partnership for 21st-Century Skills.
Today's educators face countless obstacles, including decreasing job security, low wages, shifting demands, lack of respect, testing pressure and lack of classroom support.
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Finnish students take notes on paper and compute mathematic equations on regular plastic calculators, yet remain among some of the highest-achieving students in the world.
Fashion clubs help students explore career paths while developing networking, leadership and business skills.
The standards' promise and the reality of their implementation are two very different things. Creating quality texts is a slow process, yet schools don't have the luxury of time.
In Cleveland, two-thirds of teachers missed more than 10 days during the school year, prompting officials there to crack down on absences.
Before blogs and the tech that enables them, teachers relied on peers to stumble upon information, make a judgment about its importantance to the profession, and manually reproduce it.
The billboard, which has since been taken down, featured five smiling kids beneath the Hitler quote "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future."
Sadly, there are numerous cases of this happening across the country. The stolen money left kids without scholarships, uniforms and funds to fix broken instruments.
Children in kindergarten or even younger are increasingly "using the threat of removing friendship as a tactical weapon."
"I am an effective teacher, despite what my principal, the observer from the Central Office and state may say," said one former teacher in Sumner County, TN.
"How can [my son] do all his homework on his own, rarely asking a question, never, ever struggling with any topic and get such a low percentile on a test?"
Reading and digesting the standards and determining what lessons best fulfill them is a big, big job. These resources can help.

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