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Time To Talk With Natasha Devon – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Do you speak up about mental health? February 7th is Time to Talk Day, an annual event spearheaded by magnificent stigma-squashing charity Time to Change. It’s a day to speak our minds and talk about mental health related issues, writes Natasha Devon, campaigner and writer. In the education world we are way ahead of the curve when it comes to thinking progressively and compassionately about mental health. Indeed, as someone who has one foot in education…

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Deborah Gist, an education reform hero, switches sides in the teacher wars – Education Article

Tulsa Public Schools Superintendent Deborah Gist presents a Golden Apple Award to Dr. Abraham Kamara at Memorial Junior High School. Amadou Diallo for The Hechinger Report TULSA, Oklahoma — On a fall morning in 2018, veteran technology teacher Abraham Kamara was working with his robotics team at Memorial Junior High School when Tulsa school superintendent Deborah Gist entered the classroom with a TV news crew. Gist was there to surprise Kamara with the school year’s first Golden Apple Award, recognizing…

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity – Education Article

Next week many public school teachers in Oklahoma are staging a walkout to gather in Oklahoma City at our capitol. There are multiple goals for different teachers and educator groups for the walkout, and securing a pay raise from the state (which has not happened in 10 years, not even a cost of living increase) is one of them. The walkout is not just about teacher salaries, however. The Oklahoma teacher walkout is also about repeated cuts to other state…

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New website shows trustees, lawmakers, administrators and families how colleges spend their money – Education Article

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Higher Education newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Thursday with trends and top stories about higher education. Subscribe today! WASHINGTON, D.C. – We know that college costs are increasing, but what’s harder to find out is where the money is going. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni on Wednesday launched a site that makes it easy to track how your hard-earned tuition dollars are spent: HowCollegesSpendMoney.com. It’s geared toward…

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5 cool STEM grants for 2019 – Education Article

Although we’re still in the middle of our current school year, it’s never too early to get a jump on grants for the 2019-2020 year–especially where STEM funding is concerned. Grants of all sizes can support research to learn more about STEM instruction, or can help pique students’ interest in STEM. Check out the following 5 STEM grants–some are research-based, others are for teachers, and a couple are focused around student involvement We’ve got 5 #STEMeducation grants for teachers and…

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Democrats Will Introduce Bill for Massive Investment in Public Schools – Education Article

Will Republicans in Senate kill it? Will Trump veto it? It’s an important step towards recognizing that public schools—not charters or vouchers— are the basic foundation of education and democracy.   AFT’s Randi Weingarten on the Rebuild America’s Schools Act WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten issued the following statement on the introduction of the Rebuild America’s Schools Act, a $100 billion proposal to address the chronic underinvestment in school buildings across the country. The legislation will be unveiled…

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5 steps to successfully run a student-led tech team – Education Article

One-to-one device initiatives have exploded in popularity and have dramatically changed the classroom environment. Dedicated device access doesn’t just benefit students through improved educational outcomes, but also benefits districts by enabling innovation and providing a clear return on educational investment. IT teams, however, can struggle with the greatly increased burdens of managing fragmented device platforms, and the increased staffing that 1:1 initiatives often demand can limit funding for other important initiatives. In 2016, Lafayette (IN) Catholic School System was preparing…

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To un-muzzle upstart Negros, we need black-owned news media – Education Article

When I was a newly minted college professor in New Orleans in the winter of 2004, I began writing regular editorials for the Louisiana Weekly, a newspaper devoted to the city’s black community. Whereas the Times-Picayune society pages bore little resemblance to my adopted majority-black city, the writers and editors of the LA Weekly ensured the faces and voices of local heroes like the late activist Dyan French Cole, better known as Mama D, were well-represented. Whereas mainstream publications in…

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