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How Giving Students Feedback Through Video Instead of Text Can Foster Better Understanding

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Hospitals See Growing Numbers Of Kids And Teens At Risk For Suicide

The number of kids who struggle with thoughts of suicide or who attempt to kill themselves is rising. New research, published Wednesday in Pediatrics, finds children ages 5 to 17 visited children’s hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempts about twice as often in 2015 as in 2008.
The study found kids of all ages are affected though increases were greatest for older adolescents.

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Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)

A teenage brain is a fascinating, still-changing place. There’s a lot going on: social awareness, risk-taking, peer pressure; all are heightened during this period.
Until relatively recently, it was thought that the brain was only actively developing during childhood, but in the last two decades, researchers have confirmed that the brain continues to develop during adolescence — a period of time that can stretch from the middle school years into early adulthood.

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What the Teacher Strikes Can Teach Students About the History of the Labor Movement

We’re living and teaching in some challenging times, thanks in no small part to long-festering and deepening economic inequality. The consequences of these economic divides are felt by many, but have been particularly galvanizing for those in the early-to-mid stages of their working lives.

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Can Schools Change Measures of Success by Focusing on Meaningful Work Instead of Test Scores?

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More Than Just A Job: Stories Of 3 Teachers Who Go to Great Lengths to Help Students Succeed

Teachers across the country are pushing for better pay and increased school funding. They consistently make less than other college graduates with comparable experience — even though, for many teachers, working with students is more than a full-time job.
There are long days in the classroom, clubs and activities, planning and grading, and the many after-school hours spent with students.

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A Conspiracy Video Teaches Kids A Lesson About Fake News

Our Take A Number series is exploring problems around the world through the lens of a single number. Today’s number is 81, which is how many French schools a journalist visited to teach kids about disinformation on the Internet.
As the bell rings, students file into class at Maxence Van der Meersch middle school. This morning the kids have a visitor — investigative journalist Thomas Huchon.
Without telling them the topic of his visit, Huchon says he’s going to show them a mini-documentary.

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College Decision Day Brings Relief, Excitement And Big Worries About Money

May 1 is an exciting day for many high school seniors. It’s decision day, when students commit to college — and send in those deposits — to hold their spot on campus.
Across the country, schools celebrate the achievement in different ways. Some hold assemblies where students get up and announce their decisions. In other places, students wear their college gear — a T-shirt or ball cap or sweatshirt.

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Study: Colleges That Ditch The SAT And ACT Can Enhance Diversity

There are now well over 1,000 colleges and universities that don’t require SAT or ACT scores in deciding whom to admit, a number that’s growing every year. And a new study finds that scores on those tests are of little value in predicting students’ performance in college, and raises the question: Should those tests be required at all?

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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor’s degree.
“All through my life it was, if you don’t go to college you’re going to end up on the streets,” Morgan said. “Everybody’s so gung-ho about going to college.”
So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he’s doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a cement floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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