This Week at DE: Week of October 18

Happy Sunday, Twitter family! My name is Robin Porter, and I am the VP of Digital Content at Discovery Education.  

We’re incredibly proud of our collection of more than 200,000 high-quality digital content resources. And that collection continues to grow. In fact, we add and curate hundreds of new resources every month into our award-winning channels in Experience. I’m so excited to take you through some of our newest channels for This Week at DE!

In case you missed it, we announced several exciting updates to  our  Science Techbook  and  STEM Connect servicesAs

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Prevention Resources to Keep Kids Substance-Free

We know kids don’t live in a vacuum and are faced with important decisions each day. That’s why’s Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix underage drinking prevention program and Discovery Education teamed up in 2018 to deliver award-winning prevention resources designed to spark conversations about alcohol, both in schools and at home, to prevent underage drinking. Now, we’re proud to release brand-new content that supports teachers, parents, and students in engaging in even more conversations to keep kids substance-free by addressing how underage cannabis use affects the developing brain.

Cannabis legalization is on the rise in many

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Siemens STEM Day Offers Resources to Make STEM Accessible and Exciting for All! 

Tangipahou Parish School System’s Roseland Montessori School in Roseland, Louisiana has been awarded a $10,000 STEM education grant as part of 2020 Possibility Grant Sweepstakes. Created by the Siemens Foundation–a leader in advancing STEM workforce training and education initiatives–and Discovery Education, the Possibility Grant offers Title 1 K-12 schools an opportunity to win a $10,000 STEM grant that can be used to expand the availability of STEM supplies and technology or to enhance any STEM-related lab. Roseland Montessori will use the grant to create a STEM lab that providing opportunities for students to discover, experiment, and learn through real-world experiences.

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Can Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Adapt to Remote Learning? – Inside School Research

At a time when thousands of children may come to school with stress and learning loss from the pandemic and related school closures, multi-tiered systems of support—which can include response to intervention and positive behavior interventions and support, or PBIS—are the most popular school frameworks to provide personalized help for students. Now, emerging research and state experimentation suggest these models could adapt well to remote learning classrooms, if school leaders and educators plan.

With both response to intervention and PBIS, educators use a leveled approach to provide increasingly intense help to students with academic or behavioral difficulties. In general, Tier

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The problem with New York’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools during the pandemic

Covid-19 rates in New York — which have been very low in New York City for months — are rising again in areas where ultra-Orthodox Jews have been disregarding orders to follow social distancing rules to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Hasidic Jews — the most traditional of the ultra-Orthodox Jews in the United States — protested the restrictions, setting fires and burnings masks in the streets of Brooklyn.

The Religion News Service reported that more than 400 rabbis and other Jewish religious leaders signed a statement supporting efforts by New York officials to shut down the schools and

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How the pandemic made China’s tough college entrance exam even more stressful — and inequitable

This year, during the pandemic, things got much worse for Chinese students, as explained in this story by Rayna Song, a journalism student at Northwestern University. She spent two months researching the story, interviewing more than 30 people. It’s a fascinating look at a college admissions process even more frenzied than the one in this country.

By Rayna Song

Eighteen-year-old Jing Lin never dreamed that a virus would completely disrupt her meticulously designed plans to ace the gaokao, China’s college entrance exam. She saw an excellent score on the test as a ticket to a top university — and a

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Federal Civil Rights Data Finds Rise in Reported Sexual Assaults – Inside School Research

By Christina A. Samuels and Sarah D. Sparks

K-12 schools reported nearly twice as many allegations of sexual assaults and rape on campus in 2017-18 as in 2015-16, according to early analyses of the latest Civil Rights Data Collection.

The federal U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released its newest civil rights data collection on Thursday, covering some 50.9 million students in 97,632 district, charter, and juvenile justice schools. The release had been delayed due in part to the pandemic closures this spring, and the Education Department has announced it would also shift the 2019-20 data collection

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Recognize Red Ribbon Week with New Resources and Learning Experiences from Dose of Knowledge

Red Ribbon Week takes place each year from October 23rd to 31st and is dedicated to raising student awareness about the dangers of substance misuse through hands-on learning opportunities. Discovery Education and CVS Health are partnering to host as part of the Dose of Knowledge program to support educators, students and communities in the fight against substance misuse. An expansion of CVS Health’s Pharmacists Teach program, Dose of Knowledge strives to empower educators and pharmacists to address substance misuse and educate students to make good decisions for the health and well-being of themselves and their community.

As instances

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In new memoir, the father of ‘multiple intelligences’ explains how he conceived his famous theory

Growing up in Germany, my parents were typical comfortable young people of the 1920s. They danced, partied, skied, and were quite social. But having lost a child in a sledding accident, they were very protective of me. They did not want me to be involved in any activity that might result in serious injury. I was essentially barred from any sports, never skied, never played tackle football. I did not ride a bicycle until I was in my twenties, long out of the family home, and have never felt fully comfortable on two wheels. I was not antisocial but …

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