Day: October 23, 2020

Helping Student Heroes Soar with Substance Misuse Prevention Skills 

October 23rd to 31st is Red Ribbon Week, and we’re super excited about this year’s theme: 

Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. ™ 

Because not only do students deserve to live their best lives, they deserve to be BRAVE about it. It’s up to educators, families, and community members to remind students that doing what’s right isn’t a challenge, it’s a source of strength and pride! You are invited to join Discovery Education as we inspire K-12 students to turn practical substance misuse prevention skills into a secret superpower that they can use to emerge victorious in

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A Week of Resources Connecting Students to Innovation and Resourcefulness

By Callie Bendickson, Principal of Corporate Social Responsibility at Itron

Where there is water, there is life, and every drop of water makes a world of difference. From drinking and hygiene to food and energy, water means survival.

Now, with so many students learning from a virtual distance, educators have new and unique resources they can integrate into classroom instruction and teach students all the ways they can be more thoughtful when they turn on the tap.  Through no-cost content from Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World—a standards-aligned educational program that promotes energy-water literacy and conservation efforts through

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Federal judge rules students have no constitutional right to civics education — but warns that ‘American democracy is in peril’

In an extraordinary decision that referenced President Trump’s tweets to postpone the November presidential elections, U.S. District Court Judge William Smith said the public school students who filed the lawsuit were not on a “wild-eyed effort to expand the reach of substantive due process.” Rather, he said, they were issuing “a cry for help from a generation of young people who are destined to inherit a country which we — the generation currently in charge — are not stewarding well.”

“What these young people seem to recognize is that American democracy is in peril,” he wrote (see opinion in full

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