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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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Examining Links Between Academic Performance And Food Stamps

South Carolina researchers have drawn a connection between low-income students' poor performance on math tests and...

Miami 4th-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes

At Sunset Elementary in Miami, fourth-graders are writing personal essays about their experience with Hurricane Irma,...

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

The Education Department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why...

Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting

This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away,...

How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force

The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to...

Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be using some compromise plans devised by outside groups as a model for...

Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University...

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his...

President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Several of the HBCU college leaders have refused to participate, while others want to work with the White House. NPR'...

Since Hurricane Irma, Only Some Students Have Been Able To Return To School In Miami

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho discusses the challenges his district faces as 300,000 students...