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Education Digest October 2013

Learning About Love - Richard Wiessbourd and Rebecca Givens Rolland / Harvard Education Letter

How schools can better prepare students for romantic relationships.

A Look at Why Most School Reforms Have Failed - American Teacher

Policies aimed at reducing poverty and inequality in the U.S. are needed to bring about real education reform.

Creativity: A Cure for the Common Curriculum - Dan Berrett / The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students learn creative skills to work out problems they will inherit-—such as climate change—that technology alone can’t solve.

Universities Train Entrepreneurs for K-12 Schools - Sean Cavanagh / Education Week

Cultivating school leaders capable of bringing new ideas, products, and technologies to schools.

Lessons on Motivation from Nicki Minaj - Carol Rava Treat / Principal Leadership

Schools use celebrity wake-up calls, gaming, and friendly competitions to improve attendance and engage students.

Scholastic Journalism - Mary L. Stapp / School Administrator

Journalism education fuels academic growth, fosters community understanding, and leads to tangible skills development.

Communication, Compromise Key to Cross-Cultural Relationships - Mary Ann Lieser and Brian Willoughby / Teaching Tolerance

Finding a balance between cultures helps Amish and non-Amish students form relationships and achieve goals.

Coding for Middle Schoolers - Margo Pierce / T.H.E. Journal

Coding, which can require both logical and creative thinking, is a perfect practice for student interaction and collaboration.

The Humanities and Social Sciences - American Academy of Arts & Sciences

We must advance these programs to ensure a vibrant, competitive nation. Here are goals and recommendations.

Read Conmigo

Bilingual literacy campaign provides free books and resources.

Producing a New Breed of Teacher - Frank DiMaria / Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Coalitions recruit, train, and support high-visibility individuals to become STEM teachers in high-need schools.

Using Humor in the Classroom - Linda L. Ivy / The Journal of Adventist Education

Jokes and funny stories and videos can capture students’ attention, reduce anxiety, and make teachers more likable.

Early Learning: America’s Middle Class Promise Begins Early - U.S. Department of Education

Government’s goal: To provide quality preschool for every child.

Supporting Refugee and Migrant Children with F.A.C.E. Time - Aminata Cairo, Diane Sumney, Jill Blackman, and Katie Joyner / Multicultural Education

Program provides support beyond language and academics.

Mindfulness in Education - Tara Hornich-Lisciandro / NJEA Review

Technique reduces anxiety and helps students succeed.

Book/Media Reviews - Dudley Barlow