Let Freedom Swing
explores the relationships between jazz and democracy and features former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Wynton Marsalis discussing how jazz music illustrates the principles of American democracy.
· U.S. Government
: Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange - Oct. 15
: Student Organizing and Assistance Resources (SOAR) Grants - Nov. 30
· Kids In Need Foundation:
: Kids In Need Teacher Grants
· The National Youth Leadership Council
: Project Ignition Grants - Nov. 15
: Ask Me About My Future Challenge - Oct. 31, Nov. 21
: Awards for Excellence in Inquiry-based Science Teaching - Oct. 17, Nov. 30, Dec. 1
: Mathematics Course Work Scholarships - Nov. 11
· United Health
: HEROES Grant - Oct. 17
: Spirit of Community - Nov. 1
: Field Trip Grants - (3 per location)
: Toolbox for Education Grants - Oct. 14
: Power a Bright Future Grants - Sept. 27
: Make Your Mark Week - Sept. 19
· International Reading Association
: Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant - Nov. 15
: Cut-Backs Make it Essential to Unify and Rework Student and Learning and Supports at Schools and Among Families of Schools.
· CBS News
: Graduation rates could drop by as much as 20%
· Education Sector
: The Road to Autonomy: Can Schools, Districts, and Central Offices Find Their Way?.
: Reaching for a Well-Rounded Education Creates Challenges for Educators.
: What Do Principals Say about Their Work? Implications for Addressing Barriers to Learning and School Improvement.
· Washington Times
: South Dakota saves money with 4-day school weeks.
: A Functional View of Enabling Equity of Opportunity.
· Bangor Daily News
: LePage takes steps toward 5-year high schools.
International Solutions to Preventing Dropouts
Educator Nancy Hoffman looked at the strategies of several different countries to see which programs worked and which did not. She examined other nations belonging to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) and what they were doing to keep "youths left behind" in the classroom.
· CASEL - Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
School-family partnership strategies to enhance children’s social, emotional, and academic growth:
This brief provides educators with strategies to promote children’s social, emotional, and academic development using school-family partnerships.
· Education Week
: Teacher-Coaching Boosts Secondary Scores, Study Finds
: How to write effective, driving questions for project based learning
· Education Week
: Studies Find Students Learn More by 'Acting Out' Text
: Are Teacher Effects Larger in Small Classes?
Students with Disabilities
· Alliance For Excellent Education
: Assessments for Students with Severe Cognitive Disabilities.
: Schools and the Challenge of LD and ADHD Misdiagnoses.
· American Association of School Librarians
: 2011 Top 25 websites for teaching and learning
· The Beckman Institute
: Bugscope provides free interactive access to powerful microscopes.
· The American Educator
: Can Teachers Increase Student's Self-Control?
· SAS Curriculum Pathways
: Web-based curriculum resources in all the core disciplines.
· Powerful Learning Practice
: Should We Shrink Wrap Our School Libraries?
: Free Professional Development Webinars
: Using Twitter to create virtual reenactments of historical events.
· National Park Service
: The American Presidents Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary.