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Students analyze rap lyrics with code in digital humanities class

Some teachers are finding a place for coding in English, music, science, math and social studies, too

Two educators discuss how and when race, or racism, showed up in their classrooms at the Border Crossers training.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

Civic engagement matters today more than ever, yet social studies in the early grades are sidelined. To make up for this absence, some educators seek outside training on how to handle sensitive issues in the classroom

Malachi Ballinger, 6, laughs at how far he has made his “pinball” travel during a science lesson in his kindergarten classroom in Redmond, Oregon.

Will new standards improve elementary science education?

Science has rarely been considered a priority in elementary school, but that may be changing.

Rosy Taveras, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 218 in the Bronx, models fluent and expressive reading.

How to help struggling young readers

Children who can’t read well by third grade are more likely to become drop-outs. Research-based coaching could make a critical difference.

Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

Early math skills, though critical to academic success, get far less attention than literacy in high-poverty classrooms. One Illinois school district is working to change that.

Using vocational education to teach academic courses

Debating whether kids need hands-on training or academic rigor misses the point; two schools embrace the idea that to thrive, students need both

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Students from City As School high school in New York City think like engineers as they construct a water filtration system.

The next generation of science education means more doing

New standards push class activities that get kids thinking and acting like scientists

How much do you know about The Civil Rights Movement?

We asked students at K-12 schools in Mississippi that question. Here is what they said

The districts that use outdated textbooks to teach about the Civil Rights Movement

A map of Mississippi districts using old books in high school history courses

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