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Have you heard about the KaBOOM! Challenge?
posted by: Alana | May 20, 2016, 02:25 pm   


Kids are kids everywhere, so shouldn’t they be able to play everywhere? KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get a childhood filled with the balanced and active play needed to thrive, and they just announced the launch of the Play Everywhere Challenge - a national competition that will award $1 million in prizes for the best ideas that make cities more playable for kids and families.


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Seven Instructional Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Know, Part 2: Mixing Solved and Unsolved Problems
posted by: Melissa | May 18, 2016, 12:10 pm   


Last week, we started a series on techniques that are available to every teacher, require only minor tweaking to teaching style, and have been identified by IES to have a significant impact on student learning. Unfortunately, these techniques are often overlooked in professional development or in teacher preparation yet they are worthy of being covered.  We started with distributing practice over time, and continue today with mixing solved and unsolved problems.


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Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments: Why Digital Writing Matters in Education
posted by: Guest contributor | May 18, 2016, 11:48 am   

Guest post by Paige Donahue


The importance of writing as a communicative tool has been stressed time and again – writing isn’t just a medium of communication, it’s also an essential skill that can help leverage an individual both in the job market, their personal relationships, and, primarily, in education.


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The Benefits of Teaching Suicide Prevention in Schools
posted by: Guest contributor | May 12, 2016, 01:12 pm   

Guest Post By Steve Johnson


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 12 teenagers attempted suicide in 2012. By the next year, 8% of all high school students had actually acted on their suicidal thoughts. When students learn suicide prevention in school, they’re given the resources they need to address their own suicidal feelings, or those of a friend. As such, proper education could lead to a dramatic decrease in suicidal thoughts and attempts amongst teenagers.


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Reform Matters: May 11th, 2016
posted by: Alana | May 11, 2016, 05:42 pm   
 A Publication of the Association of American Educators
Volume 4, Issue 17: May 11, 2016

Welcome to the Association of American Educators' online publication, Reform Matters! This education reform-focused publication features both original AAE content and a compilation of the latest news from the growing education reform community.

Feel free to forward this email on to colleagues, or encourage them to join our email list. We hope that you will provide us with feedback and consider submitting an article or study for consideration.   

Note: We are proud to be member-driven and only take positions on issues based on member support. The studies, articles, and policies showcased in this newsletter have not necessarily been endorsed by AAE; however, by sharing new and innovative trends in education policy, we hope to educate and empower our members by examining new possibilities in education.

Can't Miss: AAE's 2016 National Member Survey

The Association of American Educators (AAE) recently released its 2016 National Membership Survey covering the nation's most pressing education issues. Survey results show forward thinking on education reforms, particularly with regard to school choice, virtual education and technology, teacher preparation, testing and assessments, and workforce policy. Click here to read, print, and share the full results of the 2016 AAE membership survey.
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