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A Helpful Reading Log to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

A Helpful Reading Log to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Did you know kids can lose a month or more of reading skills over the summer? And not only reading abilities suffer. Spelling skills take an even harder hit. To keep your child reading this summer, try our Reading with a Twist log. This reading log not only lets you track what your child is…
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Can Artificial Intelligence Prevent School Violence?

Can Artificial Intelligence Prevent School Violence?

It may sound like a science fiction plot similar to Minority Report, the futuristic film about a “pre-crime” police force that used technology to convict criminals before they committed a crime, but some schools are using artificial intelligence (AI) today to prevent future violent attacks on campus and in classrooms. Some schools have hired companies…
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The Powerful Benefits of Project-Based Learning [Bill Martinez Interview]

The Powerful Benefits of Project-Based Learning [Bill Martinez Interview]

Students must learn by doing. That was American educator John Dewey’s theory in the early 1900s. “Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn;” Dewey suggested, “and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.” This concept of learning from experience is the cornerstone of project-based learning…
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5 Timely World Cup Activities and Printables for Kids

5 Timely World Cup Activities and Printables for Kids

Kids in this country are usually exposed to some form of football, baseball, and soccer at an early age. And while most are well aware of the Super Bowl and the World Series, many may not be as familiar with the World Cup since it tends to be less popular in the United States. If…
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6 Easy Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

6 Easy Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

Finally! It’s summer—that long-awaited time to enjoy some extra rest and recreation. But did you know too much kicking back can be harmful to your student’s learning? Studies show that students can lose up to two months of math and literacy skills over the summer. Although summer learning loss—also known as the summer slide—is a…
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Should Kids Attend Year-Round School?

Every year, kids look forward to a long summer break away from school. But some suggest instituting school year-round is a better approach to learning. Read about the pros and cons of year-round schooling.

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