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Live Action Stop-Animation Educators Workshop from Box of Light

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Helping teachers incorporate stop animation in their classroom to develop information synthesis and collaboration in their students through any subject area.

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Educators Invited to Connect with Award-Winning Television Series

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Teachers, guidance counselors, education administrators and homeschooling parents interested in incorporating practical experiences and career exploration into lesson planning are invited to take part in a free workshop – “Working Class: Connecting Classrooms & Careers” – on Thursday, November 30, from 9-11 a.m., at WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston.

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Back To The Starting Line On Regulating For-Profit Colleges

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced a "regulatory reset" for predatory for-profit colleges, and students and others are speaking out in testimony.

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NPR Presents Michel Martin: Going There - Civics 101: What Does It Mean To Be A Good Citizen?

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Tuesday, June 6th at 7pm

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Economist says early childhood education spending has big payoff

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Economist Arthur Rolnick says we're under-investing in our most vulnerable kids, and that paying for early childhood programs is not just morally right, it's economically smart. Rolnick believes it's the very best public investment we can make.

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To see the future of drones, look to student competitors

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A handful of students from the region are preparing for an international robotics competition this summer.

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Minneapolis schools project cutting hundreds of positions, but numbers are preliminary

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Projected reductions across the district equal 288 full-time positions, with 235 of those at schools, according to a summary from the district's human resources department.

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How Buffalo's public schools are setting international students up for success

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The influx of refugees and immigrants over the last decade reflects Buffalo's pro-immigrant stance, and has also made the Buffalo Public School System the most language diverse in the state.

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2017 PBS Digital Innovators Program

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Are you a classroom changemaker? Applications for the PBS Digital Innovator program are being accepted now through February 12, 2017.

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It’s Time to Make Screen Time Family Time

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Today’s children have access to multiple screens – from television and tablets to laptops and smart phones – causing parents to wonder if they may be spending too much time with media. New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) include good news for parents on children’s TV time, placing greater emphasis on the quality of the media kids interact with, rather than the quantit

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Trans Students, School Shooting, And Bill Gates Answers A Tough Question

What's become of some very large sums of money directed (or not) towards education? Plus, DACA's impact on college...

Should The Parkland Shooting Change How We Think About Phones, Schools and Safety?

Security experts say allowing students to have their phones with them during the school day is unlikely to make...

Is There Any Way For Schools To Prevent Shootings?

There is no one profile of a school shooter, but whole-school approaches to mental health and discipline have the...

The Nation Processes Another Shooting

How do we cope with school shootings, and are we at risk of becoming numb to mass violence?

Who's Missing From America's Colleges? Rural High School Graduates

Fewer than 1 in 5 rural adults ages 25 and older have college degrees.

The Key To Raising A Happy Child

A new book warns parents: Stop micromanaging your kids. Think of yourself less as their boss, and more like a...

Professor Cancels Course On Hate Speech Amid Contention Over His Use Of Slur

After some students walked out of Lawrence Rosen's class at Princeton last week, debate has raged over the...

Inside The Virtual Schools Lobby: 'I Trust Parents'

Behind-the-scenes marketing has made 'I Trust Parents' the mantra of for-profit, online charter schools in their...

The Education Department Says It Won't Act On Transgender Student Bathroom Access

The announcement by the department officially states that the Title IX civil rights law doesn't protect gender identity.