Professional Development – Education

Kudzu Bricks, Tiny Homes, and Glow-in-the-Dark Horseshoes: Innovation in Rural Kentucky Schools
September 13, 2019



What can be done with the invasive plant species kudzu? How can we build more tiny houses for people in the community? How can people who ride horses at night be safer?  ...
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Indiana educators disappointed about mental health funding
May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019



TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The failure of Indiana lawmakers to approve proposals during this year's legislative session that would have made mental health services eligible for school safety funding...
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$9M grant will target mental health in Kentucky schools
May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019



FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentucky school districts are sharing a $9 million federal grant aimed at increasing awareness of mental health issues.
The grant will provide resources for publ...
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$9M grant will target mental health in Kentucky schools
May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019



FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Three Kentucky school districts are sharing a $9 million federal grant aimed at increasing awareness of mental health issues.
The grant will provide resources for publ...
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Public health agency releases religious exemption data
May 6, 2019

May 6, 2019



Connecticut public health officials have publicly released data for the first time showing how many students in individual schools are exempt from certain vaccinations for religious or medical reasons....
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Hacking the Boston Public Schools' Innovation Incubator
April 24, 2019



The Boston public school district (BPS) is discovering that designing the future is not just about ideas but also about making ideas happen. We wanted to build an experience that says "yes" to the unconventional, embraces ambiguity, and celebrates...
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Why We Need Transformative Learning Experiences
April 23, 2019


Over 20 years ago, I took my 3rd grade class to Yosemite National Park in the middle of winter. My students (from Oakland, Calif.) had never been in the mountains or seen snow. We cross-country skied through Sequoia trees, hiked in the Valley, marveled at icicles, and sa...
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Why Teachers Pay Teachers, Teachers of Instagram, and Teach Your Heart Out Are Not the Signs of the Apocalypse You Think They Are
April 9, 2019


I had breakfast last weekend with an amazing, award-winning teacher I adore. We talked shop with all the gusto and excitement characte...
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Peer Observation and the Novice Teacher: What You See Is What You Get
March 24, 2019


While on safari with NEAF Glob...
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Should Teachers Get Vouchers for Professional Learning? Trump Thinks So
March 11, 2019



Once again, President Donald Trump's budget proposal has eliminated the $2.1 billion Title II grant program that funds class-size reductions and teacher and principal professional development. But this time, he's also proposing adding "vouchers" for PD. ...
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