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Dropout Prevention

Learn about programs and share ideas to support at-risk students and keep all young people in school.

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Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

Anne O'Brien shares research and resources for helping secondary students stay in school.

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Teach At-Risk Students in Leadership and Language Arts with. . . World of Warcraft?

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley speaks with IT coordinator Lucas Gillispie about his pioneering work with incorporating MMORPGs into the public school curriculum.

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Research-Based Practices for Engaging Students in STEM Learning

Innovative and effective practices at Cleveland's MC2 STEM High School are driving learning and higher achievement for students in a district where every student qualifies for free- or reduced-price meals.

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Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

Blogger Anne O'Brien shares research and resources for helping secondary students stay in school.

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College and Career Ready: One Student's Story

Elena Aguilar shares how academics play only a part in college and career preparation.

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Creative Dissidents: Stop Shortchanging Talented Kids Who Challenge Us

Educator and columnist Mark Phillips explains how many at-risk kids are really just highly creative people who need a little guidance in adjusting to the system.

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Mathematics Education: A Way Forward

To engage students, put relevancy at the center of the curriculum rather than computations.

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Report from EduBloggerCon at ISTE11: Trends and Tools

News from this year includes student-centered narratives, open-source digital learning toolkits, flipped classrooms and more.

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Career and Technical Education: Research Roundup

Evidence of success in lowering the dropout rate and raising grades.

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The DNA of Learning: Teens Tackle Animal Poaching Through Genetics

Eleventh-grade biotechnology students use DNA barcoding to help save endangered African wildlife.

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Project Learning Meets Technology

By giving every middle school student a new laptop, the state of Maine strapped new wings on project learning. For both teachers and students, the learning process has soared beyond the classroom.

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Mathematics Education: A Way Forward

To engage students, put relevancy at the center of the curriculum rather than computations.

3 274 10,603 views
blog

Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

Blogger Anne O'Brien shares research and resources for helping secondary students stay in school.

5 425 9,832 views
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A School Grows Great Educators

At YES Prep, grabbing top-notch talent isn't always an option. Out of necessity, they are developing their own.

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Want Better Project-Based Learning? Use Social and Emotional Learning

Blogger Thom Markham argues that the soft skills of SEL will make students successful not only in PBL, but also in life.

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