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Returning more kids to school is going to require a bolder plan

What is it going to take to get all kids back in school? That’s the topic of this post, written by David Rubin, Meredith Matone and Susan Coffin — who are faculty members at PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia — and Meira Levinson, a faculty member at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

By David Rubin, Meredith Matone, Susan Coffin and Meira Levinson

In the last few weeks, as schools have faced challenging decisions about reopening, our centers were among those that offered their administrators evidence-based guidance keenly focused on keeping children, families, teachers and staff safe. We proposed

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Life Lessons and Career Connections: Experiential Career Resources to Inspire Student Success

Life-changing career explorations require resources that are reflect real life. Help your students pursue their passions and uncover innovative career pathways in exciting industries with Discovery Education’s immersive career exploration resources for middle and high school studentsCheck out a wide variety of hands-on activities, digital interactives, virtual field trips, and additional resources that combine experiential learning and powerful real-world insights to help make student career investigations come to life! 

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Help students understand that they can do what they love for a career, so that it never feels like

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DeVos drops controversial rule giving coronavirus aid to private schools

The Education Department did not respond to a query about the issue. The department did not announce the decision to drop the rule but put it in an update Wednesday about the Cares Act. The department said that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia had ordered the rule vacated on Friday, Sept. 4, and that, therefore, the rule “is no longer in effect.”

Lawmakers from both parties said that most of the Cares Act’s K-12 education funding was intended to be distributed to public and private elementary and secondary schools using a formula based on how many

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Recognize College Savings Month with Financial Literacy Resources for High School Students

Planning for higher education can be a challenge for any family. Between Applications, essays, and tours, it can be a very stressful process. crucial part of preparing for college is planning for the financial burden of paying for the type of higher education the student is most interested in 

The cost of higher education in the United States continues to rise, tripling over the last 50 years. As many colleges transition to online education for the fall semester, technology needs only add to the costs for many students. Today the average yearly costs of

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How to log in to a student portal — all 65 steps

Annett said she wrote this piece one morning amid repeated failed attempts to log in to the student portal. She eventually got in, but recently, she said, the password mysteriously reset and she needed the help of a patient and kind school administrator to fix it.

Annett’s work has appeared in the New York Times, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Real Simple, the Rumpus, Good Housekeeping and many other places. She has a book forthcoming in 2021 titled, “I am ‘Why Do I Need Venmo?’ Years Old.”

This piece circulates on Facebook every semester among her friends and was published on the

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Keeping Teens Vape Free Through Education

According to the Food and Drug Administration, 5 million youth in the United States currently use e-cigarettes: 1 in 4 high school students (27.5%) and 1 in 10 middle school students (10.5%). Vaping increases a person’s chance of experiencing complications from upper respiratory illnesses and some researchers believe there exists a relationship between vaping and COVID-19 patients.

As students return to school in in both virtual and in-person environments, it is critical to continue to take time to talk to students about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. For help, turn to the no cost digital tools from Be

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Put the Power of Sustainability in Students’ Hands 

New Middle School Resources Now Available in Discovery Education Experience 

Centered on the role of technology in building a more sustainable world, the all new AT&T Sustainability Channel found exclusively in Discovery Education Experience provides standards-aligned resources to help introduce middle school students to the concept of environmental sustainability. The suite of new resources includes two career profiles and two anywhere student activities. 

Anywhere Activities 

Nature’s Source of Clean Energy invites students to discuss the need to transition to renewable energy sources, and then role-play as residents from different parts of the country deciding if they should

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