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Teens And Teachers Say Fortnite Mobile Is Destroying Some Schools

For months now, teachers everywhere have heard students talk about Fortnite, the world’s newest obsession, nonstop. While the popularity of the game is nothing new, its release on iOS has apparently only made things more intense. Fortnite is now a huge distraction you can now take anywhere, after all.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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How to Not Join Your Kid’s School PTA 

The pressure to join the Parent-Teacher Association at your child’s school starts early and continues often over the course of their elementary career. The pull is especially strong for those of us who are either stay-at-home parents or work-from-home parents because we recognize that our schedules provide more…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Teachers Sound Off On Guns In The Classroom

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, Donald Trump offered one solution to the gun problem in America — and it’s to give out more guns … to teachers. Trump believes that arming teachers will prevent yet another mass shooting in our schools because they will be able to act …Continue reading […]

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Help Kids Study By Having Them Pretend They’re On a YouTube Show 

If a kid is struggling with learning school material, it’s tough to know how to help. Parents try to offer guidance, saying, “Make flashcards,” “Listen to some classical music,” or “Ask Google.” What might make the biggest impact, though, is to have them change roles.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Use This Tool to Tell How Segregated Your School District Really Is

One would like to think that decades of social progress would have erased racial segregation in education, but a 2013 study from the Economic Policy Institute found that America’s schools are more segregated now than they were in 1973. This is largely due to decades of discriminatory housing policy, which keeps white…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Make High School More Like Kindergarten

One of the great innovations in education was the concept of the play-based early-childhood education, or kindergarten, developed by Friedrich Fröbel in the 19th century. For centuries we have accepted a model of playful exploration in the early years, a model that gradually shifts, in the elementary years, to a more…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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