AP Test-Takers' Tweets May Not Give Away Answers, But They Raise Questions

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No one likes to take tests. Sitting down to take a standardized test on a beautiful Saturday morning would not, almost certainly, be categorized as a fun weekend activity. Yet, it's a requirement many of us face at one point in life. So we sharpen our No. 2 pencils and get to work.

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Whirring, Purring Fidget Spinners Provide Entertainment, Not ADHD Help

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Fidget spinners — the trendy toy of the moment — are causing a commotion. A lot of kids love them, just as many teachers hate them and some people think they're more than just toys.

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Column: Why Geography Matters for Students Now More Than Ever

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“Geography matters today more than ever, but only if we are looking at the right things,” writes teacher Chris Heffernan.

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It’s Teacher Appreciation Week. Who inspired you to teach?

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In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, PBS News Hour asked their Teachers’ Lounge contributors this question: Who inspired you to become a teacher? These 21 responses offer little gems of teaching wisdom – and a lot of love.

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Engineering for Good: How to help students be good stewards, and thoughtful scientists

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As a science educator, not only do I want my students to be curious about natural phenomena and understand the process of science, I also want to cultivate in them an interest in caring for the environment. The Next Generation Science Standards are the first national standards to include a significant focus on human impacts on the environment.

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Bill Nye on His ‘Codebreaker’ Mom and How Science Teachers Can Change the World

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“These are my people,” Bill Nye said ahead of his lecture to some of the 10,000 science educators who attended the National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) National Conference in Los Angeles last week. “You want teachers who are passionate and who pass their passion on to the students. We want to get kids excited about science for their whole lives.”

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Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten) Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway

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When I was 4 years old, my parents faced a decision. My birthday is in late November, so should they send me to kindergarten as the youngest kid in my class? Or, wait another year to enroll me? — A practice referred to as academic redshirting. Since I was already the oldest sibling, they decided it was time for me to experience something different. So, they sent me to school.

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A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools

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March Mammal Madness was created five years ago by Katie Hinde, an evolutionary biologist at Arizona State University, though now, she says, the competition depends on a whole team of volunteer scientists and conservationists: biologists, animal behaviorists, paleoanthropologists, marine biologists.

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Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

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In one small step to grow those numbers, this summer 25 students from Howard University, the historically black university based in Washington, D.C., will train at the tech giant's headquarters in Mountain View, Caif.

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Inclusive Wellness Center Is an Oasis for a Neighborhood Left Behind

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In the heart of one of Denver's poorest neighborhoods, parents hoped for a new preschool. Instead they got much more. The Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-being is a preschool, urban farm, dental office and mental health care center, all in one. William Brangham visits to see how it’s supporting the community.

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America's Promise Alliance celebrates 100th GradNation Summit in Massachusetts

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America’s Promise Alliance, a national partner of American Graduate, will mark its 100th – and final – GradNation Summit on March 17 in Worcester, Mass.

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Suspensions Don’t Work, So What Does?

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For years now, we’ve known that suspensions hurt students more than they help. Instead of changing students’ behavior, suspensions only put them at higher risk of dropping out. Educators can "take a clue from Aretha Franklin and instead of suspending students, try empathizing with and respecting them."

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Adulting School Teaches Young Adults Grown-Up Skills

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Transitioning to adulthood isn't new, but there is a more modern way to describe it: adulting.

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To Fight Student Homelessness, This School District Helps the Whole Family

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If a homeless student is worrying about where he is spending the night, it’s likely he’s not going to be thinking much about his homework. And in one of the poorest districts in Kansas, educators have realized that to help homeless students they needed to do more to help homeless families. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week traveled to Kansas City to explore their unique program.

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Column: How I Learned My Own Value as a Black Male Teacher

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When I started my teaching career in 2012, I was elated to find out that my yearlong internship would be spent under the mentorship of a black male educator. Little did I know that my mentor would push me relentlessly, to the brink of wanting to give up. To this day I believe that it was his high expectations and belief in my potential that made me the educator I am today.

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