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After-School Learning

Discover how activities and learning opportunities beyond the school day can make a difference for some kids.

Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

Skate veteran and educator Bill Robertson, also known as "Dr. Skateboard," teaches students who might have otherwise fallen through the cracks about speed, velocity, and momentum at the local skate park.


How Does Your School Garden Grow?

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech

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How Does Your School Garden Grow?

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Rapping Math Teachers Bring It

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Up Front: Putting Public Education Back on Track -- Together

The time to retool our schools for the 21st century is now.

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How to Create a Program That Gets Parents Involved

Regardless of their educational background, parents can help get their children off to college.

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Obama's Education Goals Reflect Edutopia's

Discover coverage of programs that illustrate the president's emerging agenda for public schools.

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Grand Slam: Performance Poetry Engages Students

Grand Slam: Performance Poetry Engages Students

Global Writes, a Bronx-based nonprofit, helps students reach new heights in literacy and life through live poetry competitions.

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Kids Learn About Culture and Caring for the Environment

Community leaders in Hawaii get involved in project learning to preserve both the indigenous culture and the ecosystem.

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Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

Art and music are key to student development.

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A School-for-Scribes Program Turns Kids into Novelists

Check out NaNoWriMo, a nationwide program which encourages students to write novels -- for fun.

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Summer Learning Tips

Blogger Danielle Moss Lee reviews a number of ways (many of them fun) to keep children engaged during summer break and give them a running start for the new school year.

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Educators Innovate Through Technology Integration

Technology and NASA help teachers and students at a South Carolina elementary school aim high.

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Lesson 4: How to Estimate Animal Size and Numbers at a Distance

Teach students about size-distance relationships and making group estimates.

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An MBA for Kids: The Minnesota Business Academy

At this school, curriculum revolves around the workplace's demands for knowledge and critical-thinking skills.

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Patrick Duhon, Director of Planning and Implementation

Learn more about PASA program participants.


Lesson 5: Organization and Staffing

See the organizational structure for running an after-school AfterZone program.

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Lesson 3: How to Build Golf Holes to Scale

Practice teamwork skills and estimation by having students lay out a life-size replica of their golf holes.