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Innovative Solutions to the Autism Crisis in Education

The dramatic increase in the incidence of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) among children and the current economic climate presents an increasing challenge to both families and schools.  Budget cuts m... Read More...

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5 things colleges wish their incoming students understood about college

This fall, thousands of students will begin their college careers at institutions across the country. The educators and school personnel who played a key role in these students’ journeys to college h... Read More...

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Challenging the Standardized Testing status quo: getting to know PARCC

During the 2014-15 school year, schools across the nation will be giving a new set of K-12 tests in a new era of standardized testing. These “next-generation” assessments — developed collaboratively ... Read More...

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Preparing the next generation of engineers and technologists

While experts debate about everyone needing some college education – the workplace is linking middle-class employability to postsecondary education and training. Are parents, teachers and students on ... Read More...

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Hands-on technology,hands-on education

It’s no secret that educators, administrators and IT staff have a tough job. They are balancing resources and responding to state and national mandates, all while trying to focus on helping students l... Read More...

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Preparing students to pursue technology careers

It is no secret that technology-based careers are on the rise. A job candidate who has a strong background in electronics is a valuable commodity in today’s workplace and will be in even more demand ... Read More...

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Blending teachers and e-Learning The effectiveness of online learning to develop 21st century skills

According to the NCREL Synthesis of New Research on K-12 Online Learning, online learning is rapidly growing, expands educational options and provides equal opportunities for all learners. But just ... Read More...

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Peer observations and professional learning communities Purpose and potential of peer observations

(Adapted from “The Practice of Authentic PLCs: A Guide to Effective Teacher Teams,” Corwin Press, 2011) In the early 1980s, as a third-year teacher, I was asked to teach math in a rigorous sum... Read More...

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Teacher professional development at the Smithsonian Institution

Teachers will be the first to tell you how valuable professional development opportunities are to them. Many educators take advantage of the training workshops offered exclusively to teachers, in the ... Read More...

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Student travel safety checklist Advance preparation is key to having a safe student trip

Today, many new educators and even some experienced ones are having second thoughts taking students on trips due to the potential safety and security risks associated with group travel. As the leader... Read More...

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Virginia is ‘hallowed ground’ for Civil War History

When it comes to Civil War history Virginia is unquestioned “hallowed ground.” More Civil War battles were fought in Virginia, by far, than in any other state. It follows that Virginia has a bounty o... Read More...

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Students get hooked on science at the Virginia Living Museum

“Wow! That ancient shark must have been as big as school bus!” exclaimed an excited sixth grader as he held up a seven inch long, five million year old fossil shark tooth with serrated edges as sharp... Read More...

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Busch Gardens: 2012 education and youth programs Explore six European countries in one fun trip

Learning takes on a whole new meaning at Busch Gardens. Here, kids can discover the importance of animal preservation and conservation when they come face-to-face with a bald eagle. They can learn mor... Read More...

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Norfolk Nautical adventures await

Located conveniently along the Mid-Atlantic coast between Williamsburg and Virginia Beach, Norfolk, VA is the ideal destination for action-packed and affordable, educational tours. With an abundance ... Read More...

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Henricus celebrates 400th anniversary

It was 400 years ago, in September of 1611, when 350 men and boys moved west up Virginia’s James River to settle on an area of land near today’s city of Richmond. Having come from James-town, the fir... Read More...

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