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Students Use Architecture to Learn Geometry
posted by: Melissa | January 25, 2017, 04:26 pm   

Thanks to a grant from the Newton Education Foundation (NEF), 56 fourth and fifth graders from Middle Ridge Elementary School (MRES) have the opportunity to work in an innovative project to build a model city. Part of the project included a trip to an architectural firm in Atlanta.

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Raising the Standards in History Education
posted by: Melissa | January 23, 2017, 10:15 am   


For decades, historical literacy in the United States has been on the decline, a result of nearly a century of de-emphasizing the teaching of history in US schools. Starting with the combining of history and several other subjects into the "social studies," it eventually led to lowering the number of required classes and the waning of how important the subject has been perceived. It has continued up through the modern era. Social studies was one of the few non-tested subjects in the No Child Left Behind bill, and as a consequence had less class time devoted to it. In recent years, as efforts were made to unify standards in other subjects, social studies instead received a 'framework,' and there was no significant effort made by states to adopt it.


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Exercise: An Essential Tool in Classroom Management
posted by: Melissa | January 19, 2017, 08:53 am   

When teachers speak of classroom management, they often focus on what happens inside the classroom, but a new study seems to suggest that the types of activities students participate in outside of the classroom can have just as much, if not more, effect on behavior.

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All You Have to do to Show Your Support is Give Our Session a Thumbs Up!
posted by: Alana | December 15, 2016, 05:08 pm   


AAE supports and serves educators in all school settings, including traditional public schools, private schools, and public charter schools. That's why we submitted a proposal to present at the 2017 National Charter Schools Conference in front of over 4,200 dedicated educators from across the nation. Now, a panel of our staff and members has a chance to present, but we need your immediate support to secure our spot by voting for our session!

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Global Education Rankings Cast Shadow on U.S. Education System
posted by: Alana | December 08, 2016, 04:32 pm   


The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) conducted an international survey of nearly half a million 15-year-old students from 72 countries and economies to determine which countries excel in various educational subjects, and which ones fall behind.


The results of this survey are known as PISA or the Program for International Student Assessment and this particular survey focused on learning about how students compare on a global scale in science.


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