In this op-ed, educator Maxine Insera argues that the most important curriculum that is not being taught to children from pre-K to 12th is developmental behavior. A veteran educator who has taught at all levels, she has been recently working with Peace Works, a curriculum currently in over 20,000 schools. The curriculum helps students better their behavior by teaching traditiona...
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The list of grievances by older Americans against millennials’ and our attitudes towards a host of things such as employment, and political views, among others. A new 
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The Syrian refugee crisis has dominated all refugee-related news for the past couple of years. However, on the recently passed World Refugee Day, former UK Prime Minister
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I have been told by several teachers and mentors about the importance of maintaining a “clean” social media presence. Like most people, social media is a place for me to share my life with friends and family (especially those in my native Honduras). However, like most things in life, some take it to an extreme. Some individuals post certain statuses, pictures, and videos that are downright offensive and insensitive to others. This lack of awareness has
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For many undocumented students, these are uncertain times. The current political climate means they can be deported without hesitation by ICE. For those undocumented students who are fortunate enough to enroll in college, graduation comes as a mixed blessing. They have to contend with the uncertainty of legal status, job placement, and further education.  The Deferred Ac...
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How many of us remember the best part of kindergarten? There is a school in Germany that could lay claim as the
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I’ve been reading a lot about the role technology can play in improving education for students and teachers in impoverished corners of the world. This interest comes from my own educational experience in Honduras and the U.S. My schooling experience in Honduras was very traditional. My school didn’t have access to any sort of technology. Since I moved to the U.S. several years ago, I use a variety of technology to lea...
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With schools expected to face budget cuts under the Trump administration, three young entrepreneurs have created a tool that not help students learn but make money as well. The tool, Toot, is a mobile tutoring service. Students simply text 424-292-TOOT to receive help in a variety of subjects ranging from math to physics. Students pay 50 cents per minute for a single session or $49 monthly for unlimited session...
One thing most students, regardless of age, constantly complain about is homework. Like most things, we complain before eventually doing it. However, students and families in Spain are taking action about what they deem as too much homework. The Spanish Alliance of Parents' Associations has urged all parents across the country to observe a homework strike every weekend this month. A recent study by the World Health Organization found that 30% of Spanish 11-year-olds feel stressed by the amount ...