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Many districts have struggled to fund study-abroad programs. But educators at District of Columbia Public Schools say they are seeing a big return on investment from sending students overseas.
Literacy is perhaps the most fundamental academic skill there is. But too often, literacy seems to mean reading, and the flip side of the coin, writing, gets limited attention, says guest columnist and former classroom teacher Dea Auray, who is the founder of Empowering Writers.
Schools, and even some districts, are banning smartphones in the classroom as research continues to show that their use hinders learning.
Graduate profiles embed students' passions and soft skills—such as creativity, critical thinking, embracing diversity and self-empowerment—into daily instruction, with the goal of setting them up for future success.
Students learn carpentry basics in class and then can apply for apprenticeships with a local contractor.