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Integrating Integers Across Disciplines

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VIDEO: Continuing Education Adds Up

Running Time: 10 min.

Eager students, sharpened No. 2 pencils at the ready, anxiously await their math teacher's next challenge: "OK, the problem is 133 take away 87. You have to do it at least three ways.

This article originally published on 11/8/2005

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Fullerton IV Elementary: A Q&A with a Top-Notch Principal

Fullerton Q&A
Credit: Edutopia

An interview with Mickey Garrison, principal of Fullerton IV Elementary School, in Roseburg, Oregon, whose school was named an Intel "School of Distinction" for its cross-disciplinary approach to math instruction.

This article originally published on 11/8/2005

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Room and Blackboard: School Renovation at its Best

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Room and Blackboard
Credit: McMenamins

Falling asleep in a classroom is definitely a no-no. But not at McMenamins Kennedy School, a former grade school that's now a thriving inn and nightspot in Portland, Oregon.

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Sep 2004: Beyond the Blackboard
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Recess

This article originally published on 9/14/2004

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A Common Language Creates an Uncommon Bond: Students Learn to Speak Japanese

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VIDEO: Ohayo, Portland: Using Foreign Language as a Bridge to Learning

Running Time: 7 min.

Mason and Yuta speak in hushed tones, punctuated by giggles, as Mason's mother waits patiently. After much discussion, Mason relays the answer to her question: Yuta would like fried chicken for dinner.

This article originally published on 3/26/2004

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Latinas en Ciencia: Making Science and Technology Real for Girls

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Latinas en Ciencia: Making Science and Technology Real for Girls
Credit: Veer

When Raquel Aguillon, a youth education advocate for Multnomah County in Oregon, looks around the science and technology classes at Portland-area schools, she sees firsthand what reports have consistently documented: The faces of Latina girls are often nowhere to be found.

This article originally published on 5/1/2000

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Making a Connection: A Cluster Curriculum

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In 1990, a team of parents, educators, and business people helped Roosevelt High School in Portland, Oregon, conduct a study and discovered what many students had long suspected: the school's academic program suffered from a lack of connection to students' lives and the demands of work. In response, the school launched Roosevelt Renaissance 2000. This school-improvement effort centers on occupational-cluster programs that help all 1,250 Roosevelt students, including those bound for college, understand the connection between school and their future careers.

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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Reaching for the STARS: Students Choose a Life Path

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Orienting students towards careers as early as possible is one of the goals of Project STARS (Students Taking Authentic Routes to Success), David Douglas High School's nationally recognized school-to-career program.

This article originally published on 7/1/1997

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