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Heather Wolpert-GawronNovember 5, 2010

I don't know what our civilization will be remembered for, but one of the concepts I would like to nominate as most valuable is our recent era's ability to democratize information.

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Suzie BossSeptember 20, 2010

Intolerance may be one of the oldest and ugliest stories on Earth. But when it comes to speaking up against hate speech, bullying, and bigotry, students and their communities are finding creative ways to craft an uplifting response. Increasingly, new media tools are playing an important role in these efforts.

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EdutopiaAugust 24, 2010

Last week at a family dinner my mom handed me a letter that had arrived at her house for me. Puzzled, I opened it -- and what I read made my mouth fall open with surprise and enchantment.

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Jim Brodie BrazellAugust 13, 2010

Editor's Note: Today's guest blogger is Jim Brazell, a technology forecaster, author, public speaker, and consultant. It is the third in a five-part series on the convergence of STEM education and the Arts (TEAMS).

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Suzie BossAugust 11, 2010

Back in July, we kicked off Edutopia's first-ever Project-Based Learning Camp by posing a big question: How can educators turn the Gulf oil disaster into meaningful learning for students?

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Heather Wolpert-GawronJuly 29, 2010

For those of you not in the pen spinning loop, I'm talking about a craze that's preoccupying tween fingers all over the known universe, or at least in my district.

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Betty RayJuly 19, 2010

Editor's Note: Our guest blogger this week is Elisabeth (Lissa) Soep, PhD, research director and senior producer at Youth Radio, a Peabody Award-winning, youth-driven production company in Oakland, California, with bureaus across the country and partners around the world.

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Rebecca AlberJuly 5, 2010

Budget cuts did not spare summer school. Along with furloughs, pay cuts, and layoffs, it's been canceled in some schools, even districts, across the country. Teachers working in these districts and schools are unable to rely on that additional, and often much needed paycheck. This definitely leaves some worried folks out there.

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Ken EllisJune 25, 2010

Last Saturday, a celebration of life was held at the 19,000 seat HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, to honor former high school football coach and math teacher, Charlie Wedemeyer. Another celebration is scheduled this weekend in Honolulu, where Mr. Wedemeyer starred in baseball, basketball, and football at Punahou School and was named Hawaii's Prep Athlete of the decade.

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Suzie BossJune 23, 2010

While World Cup fever sweeps the globe, another competition is about to get underway that promises to deliver even more thrilling results than a world-class soccer tournament. Finals of the Imagine Cup, taking place in early July in Warsaw, Poland, will bring together top student teams from 100 countries. Their challenge: use technology to solve some of the world's thorniest challenges.

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