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What Teachers Are Saying About the Four-Day School Week
posted by: Melissa | March 27, 2019, 09:03 am   

Across the country, more and more schools and districts are moving from a five-day school week to a four-day school week. The movement started in rural districts looking to save money. With high costs associated with bussing and electricity, it was thought that you could cut costs by closing the building to students one additional day a week. Since then, it’s spread quickly. This year, approximately half of all school districts in Colorado alone have a four-day week.

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Weekly News Round-Up for March 22nd
posted by: Melissa | March 22, 2019, 02:30 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, fallout from sickouts in Kentucky, vaccination woes, a new education commissioner, and more!

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6 Tips for Teaching Poetry Writing to Teens
posted by: Melissa | March 20, 2019, 12:49 pm   

This guest post was written by Ryan Tahmaseb and was originally posted on Edutopia.org on March 15, 2019.


In some ways, what you need to teach poetry well is a lot like what you need to write poetry well: You have to care a lot about your subject matter, and it’s important to foster conditions that inspire creativity. When these conditions are in place, teaching students to write poetry becomes much more fun, imaginative, and productive.

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Weekly News Round-Up for February 8th
posted by: Melissa | February 08, 2019, 02:25 pm   

Each week, AAE brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, we find the news our members really want to see. This week, West Virginia’s education bill, Denver teachers prep to strike, the flu hits hard, and more!

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10 Comprehensive Websites for Black History Month
posted by: Melissa | February 07, 2019, 01:47 pm   

When planning lessons for a topic as complex as Black History, it’s easy to get lost in endless pages of Google searches. With so much to plan and think about, educators can spend precious hours attempting to find resources to supplement their lessons.

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