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Today’s Solutions: June 25, 2024

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How you can talk to students about returning to school

For students and teachers traumatized by a shooting at their school, or other students and teachers rocked by the news of American school shootings, it can be difficult, even disturbing to return to school. For the concerned parents of worried students, we thought it was important to share the Read More...

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Children learn better when they bond with their teachers

Most of us can remember at least one teacher who changed our lives for the better, guiding us on the path to our true passion or maybe just making us feel heard at a hard time. Chances are that this life-changing teacher wasn’t a stern disciplinarian and instead showed us kindness and trust. This Read More...

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New Mexico makes a major investment in education

Education is vital for the continued prosperity of our society, and we believe it’s important that those educating our future citizens should be compensated fairly.  At an elementary school in Santa Fe on Monday, surrounded by teachers and schoolchildren, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of Read More...

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4 ways teachers can combat back-to-school anxieties

Back-to-school season was a stressful time for teachers, even before the pandemic. Now, facing another Covid-19 surge, teachers are faced with the difficult task of stocking classrooms, imparting knowledge, and keeping children healthy and emotionally supported. If you’re a teacher, going back to Read More...

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This school district is using solar savings to give teachers a raise

In 2017, Batesville School District in Arkansas had an energy audit conducted to figure out how much money it was losing to annual utility bills. The school district soon found out that it was spending more than $600,000 a year on utility bills—a steep price for a cash-strapped school district Read More...

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Report: To improve education in developing countries, invest in teachers

When it comes to education interventions in developing countries, we have an enormous wealth of research studying the effects of these interventions. The only problem is there hasn’t been a proper comparison of these programs that might show which interventions work best. In a new report from Read More...

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How teachers can revitalize themselves after this difficult school year

As the school year comes to a close, many educators are realizing that it’s hard to find focus and stay passionate in times of disaster and uncertainty. The speed of school closures and the rapid move to distance learning allowed little time for proper planning and training. Educators weren’t Read More...

Bill Gates shares the formula

Bill Gates shares the formula to ensure total literacy across the world

As one of its sustainable development goals, the UN is shooting for total literacy among young people, as well as a large portion of adults, by 2030. The problem is that even with rapid technological advancements around the world, the learning environment and the quality of education are Read More...

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Teaching and medical staff in Bhutan will become the highest paid civil servants

In many low-income countries, teachers and doctors are often underpaid. That's no longer the case in the country of Bhutan. In a move earning that's been earning high praise, the small Himalayan kingdom has announced that the salaries of teachers, nurses, doctors, and all medical staff will be Read More...

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The most courageous teacher: John Taylor Gatto passes away but his work lives on

The world’s most courageous teacher, John Taylor Gatto, has passed away. John lived a life-empowering young people to teach themselves. Named the New York State Teacher of the Year twice, John was a public school teacher for 30 years who then spent another 20 years as a world-renowned speaker Read More...