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Three Ways to Integrate the Super Bowl into Learning with AHA and NFL PLAY 60  | Discovery Education

Looking for a fun way to get students active while teaching them the importance of a healthy lifestyle?  NFL Play 60 and the American Heart Association provide engaging resources to help educators teach students the positive impact of physical activity on health and wellness. Through a variety of fun, interactive lessons, digital explorations and videos, educators can provide students and families the tools they need to get the necessary 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. 

With  Super Bowl LV approaching, now is a great time to plan for using these resources to combine the excitement of

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MLK warned that colleges could produce ‘close-minded, unscientific, illogical propagandists’

As I engage in the so-called “bull sessions” around and about the school, I too often find that most college men have a misconception of the purpose of education. Most of the “brethren” think that education should equip them with the proper instruments of exploitation so that they can forever trample over the masses. Still others think that education should furnish them with noble ends rather than means to an end.

It seems to me that education has a two-fold function to perform in the life of man and in society: the one is utility and the other is culture.

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Yes, some charter schools do pick their students. It’s not a myth.

This piece, which notes that at least one charter network conceded doing it, was written by Kevin Welner, director of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

In a nutshell, Mathews contends that charters can’t pick their students, since applicants to over-enrolled schools are almost always chosen via lotteries. But the piece fails to address the truth that such lotteries involve just one small part of the enrollment process.

Charter schools, like other businesses, have many different models for influencing the composition of their customers, and these approaches become more dominant (and creative) as the

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This Week at DE: Week of January 17

Hi everyone! My name’s Mark Miano and I lead our video hub here at Discovery Education, where we produce and film exciting virtual field trips, career profiles and other video content 

Our team has been given the opportunity to create something very special this week in advance of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, and I’m very excited to share it with all of you. 

 

Discovery Education, in partnership with the Discovery Family and Discovery Familia networks, is collaborating with the inaugural transition team to produce a 

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No, viral video doesn’t show police removing barriers for Capitol rioters — and other news literacy lessons on insurrection

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 six 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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157 law deans denounce insurrection and attempt to decertify election — but don’t name names

In a four-paragraph statement (see text below), 157 deans of law schools said that the attack on the Capitol on Wednesday “was an assault on our democracy and the rule of law” and that “the effort to disrupt the certification of a free and fair election was a betrayal of the core values that undergird our Constitution.”

It did not name the lawyers who represented President Trump in court with false accusations of fraud in the November election, nor the lawyers who are members of Congress and voted against certifying the results. Several petitions from law school communities have called

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Challenge Students with Hands-On Problem Solving Experiences from Innovation Generation

When we look at the world around us, we can easily point out many problems and challenges facing society and our environment. These problems can be complex and often require critical thinking and innovative ideas to address. Stanley Black & Decker in partnership with Discovery Education has designed Innovation Generation to encourage students to explore creativity, design, and connection to become a problem solver in their communities and the world! Inspire the next generation of innovators to explore solutions that can impact their communities with the Making for Good Challenge and year-round resources from Innovation Generation. 

Making for Good Challenge

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Scores of nurses in Chicago public schools say reopening buildings is still unsafe

Statement by Chicago Public School nurses

As the undersigned nurses employed by Chicago Public Schools (CPS), we wish to go on record as being opposed to the current plan of resuming in-person learning on January 11, as we do not believe it is safe for students, their families, or the wider community.

The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike in October 2019 and a main demand was a nurse in every school every day. Our commitment to the health of our school communities is clear. CPS is still far away from having a nurse in every building every day.

COVID-19

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Yale Law School alumni and students sign petition for disbarment of Sens. Hawley and Cruz

Petition to Disbar Senators Hawley & Cruz

As of January 11, 2021 at 2PM ET, over 7,300 lawyers and law students have signed this petition, including over 1,700 members of the Missouri, Texas, and District of Columbia Bars.

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We, the undersigned members and students of the legal profession, call on the Missouri, Texas, and District of Columbia Bars to immediately begin disbarment proceedings against Senator Josh Hawley and Senator Ted Cruz. [1]

In leading the efforts to undermine the peaceful transition of power after a free and fair election, Senators Hawley and Cruz attacked the foundations of our democracy.

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