Celebrating the Winners  of the 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge 

Join Discovery Education for the final of our three-part blog series highlighting the outstanding student creators who earned a winning spot in Teaching with Testimony’s 2020 Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Explore the creative ways that this year’s winners harnessed the power of self-expression to recognize and stand against hate, plus learn about the inspirations that motivated each student to speak out. 

1st PLACE WINNER
Emma Feasey11th Grade
San Clemente High School | San Clemente, CA 

This project helped me realize that you can make a difference.” 

Emma poured through the testimonies of survivors

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It’s Official: National Test Is Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns – Inside School Research

The head of the U.S. Department of Education’s statistical wing has officially postponed the 2021 administration of the Nation’s Report Card due to surging COVID-19 rates across the country, meaning it could be until the following year before it administers its next reading and math exams and releases the results. 

The delay means that the nation will lose what might have been the only opportunity to gather comparable state-by-state information on the extent of learning loss in those two subjects, after months of school closures and other disruptions. 

Officially known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, the test, given

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What Joe Biden actually promised about replacing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Biden was at a candidates event in Houston with National Education Association members in July 2019 when he said: “First thing, as president of United States — not a joke — first thing I will do is make sure that the secretary of education is not Betsy DeVos. It is a teacher. A teacher. Promise.”

That promise has led many K-12 teachers from public schools to expect that he would pick an education secretary from their ranks, and many will be disappointed if that doesn’t happen.

Obama’s long-serving education secretary Arne Duncan infuriated teachers with school overhauls that used standardized

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Explore Tech Innovation with Girls4Tech, now available in Experience!

Whether it’s smartphones, computers, or even automobiles, the world of tech is all around us. As we take a closer look, we can see the countless ways tech innovation is intertwined in our lives and improving the way we live. 

Resources from Mastercard’s signature STEM curriculum, Girls4Tech, are now available in Discovery Education Experience to support educators in their efforts to connect the foundations of business to STEM principles through inquiry-based activities and real-world tech challenges. Through these cybersecurity and AI resources, students will discover the variety of skills used in technology today and be guided

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Most Improvement Networks Fall Short, But They Can Help Districts Adapt to New Problems – Inside School Research

Improvement networks can help districts come up with new approaches to educational problems—but more isn’t necessarily better. A new study finds school improvement networks often fall short when it comes to the rigor needed to make sure solutions in one school can apply elsewhere.

“In [continuous improvement] cycles, there’s this idea that you plan, you do, you study and then you act on that. But a lot of the networks drop off the study and act, they just plan and they do, and then they make decisions in the same way they always made decisions … not based on the

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How Nevada Ensures Educational Equity

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nevada Department of Education began thinking about how to improve students’ ability to continue their learning in a remote environment. “The pandemic highlighted existing inequities when we made the rapid shift to distance learning last March,” said Jhone Ebert, Nevada State Superintendent of Public Instruction during a recent webinar about the public-private partnership. “From that moment forward, we realized we could not ignore disparities and inequity anymore.” For Nevada, that boiled down to three things: 1. devices and internet connectivity; 2. the need for high-quality educational content; and 3. easy access to that high-quality

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Bogus crowd photos at ‘Million MAGA March’ and other news literacy lessons

The material comes from the project’s newsletter, the Sift, which takes the most recent viral rumors, conspiracy theories, hoaxes and journalistic ethics issues and turns them into timely lessons with discussion prompts and links. The Sift, which is published weekly during the school year, has more than 10,000 subscribers, most of them educators.

The News Literacy Project also offers a program called Checkology, a browser-based platform designed for students in grades 6 through 12 that helps prepare the next generation to easily identify misinformation. Checkology is available free to educators, students, school districts and parents. Since 2016, more than

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A Virtual Field Trip Inspiring Student STEM Curiosity  

By Ann Byrdie Bullock, M.Ed., Middle School Science Teacher, Independence Non-Traditional School in Virginia 

As a middle school educator, I know the critical importance of engaging my students in STEM. Research shows that this is the age kids, especially girls, opt out of STEM pursuits. 

In a continued effort to inspire my students to explore the engaging world of STEM, my middle school classes joined the all-new Tech for Tomorrow Virtual Field Trip (VFT). Offered at no cost, the VFT is part of Tech for Tomorrow, a program from The Tech Interactive and Discovery Education that introduces students

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