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Mathematics Awareness Month: Show Students the Fun & Sassy Side of Math

Contributed by Grace Xie Mathematics Awareness Month was initially established by President Ronald Reagan, who started it as just a week back in 1986. “The application of mathematics is indispensable in such diverse fields as medicine, computer sciences, space exploration, the skilled trades, business, defense, and government,” he said. “To help encourage the study and […]

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Teachers are Suffering: An Educator’s Advice on How to Improve our Dire Situation

Contributed by Thomas Boyer How can teachers keep up with the increasing demands of the current education system? According to Gregg Garn, Dean of the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, they cannot. Limitations — such as graduating teacher salaries being 12 percent less than the average college graduate, and state budgets refusing to change a broken system — stifle […]

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EFP and National Math Foundation Partner to Drive Revenue to Support New Math-Inspired Education Initiatives

New partnership generates funding for new approach to improving math skills among America’s youth Education Funding Partners (EFP) and the National Math Foundation (NMF) today announced a new partnership that will generate a sustainable new revenue source for NMF to support a multi-sensory solution to help improve math skills among America’s youth. EFP creates marketing […]

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Rethinking Museum Visits: Issues of Representation and Accessibility

Contributed by Aleksandra Grabowski Longtime favorite destinations for school field trips and educational outings, museums play a critical role in an expansive, interactive curriculum. But looking between the marble columns, we uncover the thinly veiled, unsettling pasts of museums, along with their ongoing troublesome practices. Marvel’s recent blockbuster Black Panther was seen by millions across the […]

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How To Teach Black History Beyond February

Contributed by Maya Corrin As we begin the month of March, many people are ready to forget the cold, dark days of February. However, one integral part of February should not be forgotten — black history. While February formally commemorates this essential history, black history should be, and easily can be, acknowledged and incorporated into […]

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How Celebrities are Making a Difference, One Educational Program at a Time

Contributed by Katia Podtynov Whether it’s on stage, the field or the screen, celebrities have a way of making us believe in the “magic” they bring into the world. They have the power to bring communities together and inspire passion among populations. U.S. celebrities have made a name for themselves not only through their respective […]

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Bring the Olympics to School with Books, Lessons and Conversation

New American role models will be created with the commencement of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Incredible feats of athleticism will inspire global fascination and broken records will stoke the fires within the next generation of Olympians. Indeed, the Olympics are one of the few worldwide events that capture the attention of almost everyone everywhere […]

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What the Annual Grammy Awards Can Teach Us About Music Education

Contributed by Maya Corrin The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air Sunday night on CBS — an evening of glamor, celebrity, and celebration. Walking the red carpet will be some of the biggest stars in music and, likely, many of the musical talents that your students look up to. However, in the midst of all […]

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How to Spark Student Creativity in the New Year

Contributed by Katia Podtynov Usually, when you think of the month of January, things like holiday recovery, New Year’s resolutions and going back to school come to mind. Well, surprise! It also happens to be International Creativity Month, a time to celebrate creativity all around the world. Creativity is beneficial to all ages as a way […]

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The Best of 2017’s Education Technology

Contributed by Meghan Sullivan The time is ripe for season’s greetings and long-held family traditions, but amidst the excitement and cheer a new year brings, the ending of another also presents a great opportunity to look back and reflect on the highlights of 2017. This year has been one of exciting growth and development for […]

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