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Georgia Teacher's Back to School Generosity is Rewarded

Robert Horne, a special education teacher from Gainesville, GA simply planned to do what he’s done at the start of every school year for decades: put the needs of his students first. This year, though... Read More...

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The Middle School Schedule: A Key to Implementing Common Core State Standards

A middle school schedule represents the comprehensive organization of the instructional program of the school. Many variables, factors, and decisions enter into the equation. The schedule is a means t... Read More...

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Experience the World's Only Underground Zipline Adventure Tour

You’re zipping through the dimly lit cavern at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, dangling from a cable, the cavern floor 70 feet below you.  Surprisingly, the anxiety you felt a moment ago, just bef... Read More...

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School groups tour the Hunley The world’s first combat submarine

History is Made The night of Feb. 17th, 1864, the Hunley attacked and sank the USS Housatonic off the coast of Charleston. The Hunley signaled to shore that she had completed the mission and was... Read More...

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Drayton Hall, beyond the classroom and back in time

Experience history where it happened! At Drayton Hall, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, students and teachers are immersed in the landscape of a circa 1738 plantation ... Read More...

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Teaching to the extreme at Fernbank Museum New Extreme Mammals exhibition provides thrilling lessons for students

Discussions of mammals, adaptations and fossils may sound like a long list of homework to many students. But watch your students and your curriculum come alive at Fernbank Museum of Natural History i... Read More...

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New Orleans student trip filled with heritage, tradition and service

When David Hammond, Director of Bands at the Denver School of the Arts, was considering destinations for his students’ spring trip a few years ago, New Orleans was a top contender. The school had nev... Read More...

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Step, walk and tickle yourself in St. Charles Parish, La.

Students of all ages and grade levels can visit St. Charles Parish and take a step back in time, walk on the wild side and tickle their taste buds just minutes away from down town New Orleans, Louisi... Read More...

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Louisville is mad about science

Louisville offers a range of possibilities to expand your classroom beyond its walls. The city’s student-friendly attractions allow exploration of how science plays a part in manufacturing, transport... Read More...

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The Titanic Museum attraction

During a recent field trip to Titanic Pigeon Forge, a student was amazed to learn how primitive 1912’s cutting-edge navigational technology was compared to today’s. “You mean this giant ship was out ... Read More...

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Red Hill: A piece of history in South Central Virginia

In the 18th century when Patrick Henry lived at Red Hill, it was a 2,930 acre working tobacco plantation straddling the line between Virginia’s Charlotte and Campbell counties. In its prime, Red Hill... Read More...

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Busch Gardens lets your students watch their lessons come to life

We’re here to let you in on a little secret — but only if you promise not to tell your students. Busch Gardens® isn’t just an incredible theme park. Sure, we may have 422 acres of thrilling rides and... Read More...

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Experience West Virginia debuts during 2013 National Scout Jamboree

The place to be July 15-24 is in West Virginia! While most of the hubbub surrounds the much anticipated move of the National Scout Jamboree and the opening of the 4th Boy Scouts of America High Adven... Read More...

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Here comes the media!

Television crews drove up right after the ambulance arrived, parking illegally amid all the chaos. As middle school students bolted from the scene, reporters charged in, desperate to determine the na... Read More...

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Mark A. Edwards - AASA 2013 Superintendent of the Year

Mark A. Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District (MGSD) was recently named the 2013 AASA National Superintendent of the Year. Edwards was honored at the opening ceremony o... Read More...

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