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Six ‘Protect Yourself Rules’ That All Young Children Must Learn
posted by: Alana | December 07, 2016, 02:34 pm   

Guest Post by Jon Conte, PhD., University of Washington, School of Social Work


I’ve dedicated my career to studying child abuse and the traumatic, long-term effects it has on children’s development. Over the decades, two statistics have never strayed far from my thoughts:


  • More than one in six children suffers from physical abuse.
  • One in 10 children will be sexually abused, often by someone they know and trust.


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Even Beginners Can Participate in this Week's Hour of Code
posted by: Alana | December 06, 2016, 11:58 am   


This week educators across the nation are participating in the “Hour of Code.” Celebrated annually during Computer Science Week, Hour of Code 2016 is being recognized from the 5th to the 11th December.


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Reform Matters: December 02, 2016
posted by: Alana | December 03, 2016, 12:52 am   


Election 2016: Betsy DeVos Chosen as U.S. Secretary of Education

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DeVos Nominated Secretary of Education
posted by: Alana | November 28, 2016, 01:38 pm   


Last week, President Elect Donald Trump had a big announcement to deliver about his education agenda. Four days after meeting with the President Elect, Betsy DeVos, 58, has been nominated to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Education. Who is Betsy DeVos you might ask? A high-profile advocate for school choice, Ms. DeVos is chair of the American Federation for Children, a Washington, D.C.-based organization devoted to expanding school of choice options across the country. She also sits on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education.


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Advice for Overworked Teachers: How to Get Relief During the School Year
posted by: Alana | November 21, 2016, 04:39 pm   


Teachers are asked to do a lot, often with very little. You aren’t simply an educator. At any given time during a day in the classroom, you’ll be asked to play the role of parent, mentor, friend, disciplinarian, and more...and that’s all while working to ensure your overcrowded classroom of students meets their ever-changing testing requirements.


This clash of responsibilities and the fact that teachers must work long hours, adds up to a lot of stress. So, what can you do to get a little relief during the school year? Here are a few suggestions:


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