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  • Place-Based Learning

    Photos: A Look Inside the Grand Rapids Museum School

    A struggling district expands the concept of the school campus—using a museum, a zoo, and the city to teach its students.
  • School Leadership

    School Leadership: Resource Roundup

    For principals and other school administrators, this list of videos, blogs, and articles includes advice and tips on effective leadership strategies, partnering with teachers, and cultivating and retaining strong leaders.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Knowledge in Action Research: Next Steps

    The Knowledge in Action project is underway with plans to refine curricula, improve learning tools, develop formative assessments, understand challenges to implementation, and expand into additional subject areas.
  • Teacher Development

    Why Is Teacher Development Important?: Because Students Deserve the Best

    Teacher-preparation programs provide educators-to-be with the tools, mentors, and hands-on experience they'll need once they begin their career.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Why Teach with Project-Based Learning?: Providing Students With a Well-Rounded Classroom Experience

    Project-based learning helps students apply what they learn to real-life experiences and provides an all-around enriching education.
  • Integrated Studies

    Why Should Schools Embrace Integrated Studies?: It Fosters a Way of Learning that Mimics Real Life

    Integrated studies allows students to gain knowledge in a truly interdisciplinary fashion.
  • Teacher Leadership

    A Handwritten Letter, With Love and Thanks, to My Students

    Retiring teacher shares his love and gratitude in a handwritten letter to his former students.
  • Interest-Based Learning

    Is School Enough? Exploring Interest-Driven and Informal Learning

    Meet students around the country who are engaged and passionate about learning -- outside of the classroom. Explore additional resources about student engagement and passion-based learning for both parents and educators.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning: Strategies for Parents

    There are many ways parents can encourage emotionally intelligent behavior in their children. Check out this guide to resources for learning more about character development.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Why Champion Social and Emotional Learning?: Because It Helps Students Build Character

    Helping students develop a sense of self will ultimately help them to better manage their emotions, communicate, and resolve conflicts nonviolently.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Social and Emotional Learning: What Experts Say

    National and local experts discuss how educating the whole child by including social and emotional skills with academics is critical for success in school and in life.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Knowledge in Action Research: Project-Based Learning Course Design

    The Knowledge in Action team used two key design principles when designing the AP Government coursework: 1) Projects are the central element, or spine, of the course, and 2) learning cycles (dubbed "looping" by the participating teachers), enable students to revisit key concepts and questions in each successive project.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Emotional Intelligence Is the Missing Piece

    Social and emotional learning can help students successfully resolve conflict, communicate clearly, solve problems, and much more.
  • Project-Based Learning

    Entrepreneurial Education: The Successful Investor Project

    An economics educator teaches his students to be smart money managers and businesspeople.
  • Assessment

    Parental Involvement Reaps Big Benefits

    The National PTA shares findings about the benefits of involving parents in education.