Kicking off this week with Martin Luther King Jr. Day made our team think even more about the importance of equity in education, and how we can find ways to help encourage it throughout our school systems.
So in honor of Dr. King, Jr. and all he did to advocate for equal rights, our top eight stories this week share ways EdLeaders everywhere, from businesses to government entities to classroom teachers, are working hard to offer all of today’s students equal opportunities for a high quality education.
#NewSchools & #EdTech Tools
— Jill E. Nyhus (@jillnyhus) January 16, 2017
Research demonstrates that learning a second language supports students’ intellectual growth, academic achievement and their earning power. Read more about the importance of Preparing #LifeReady Students Through World Language.
2. Minecraft Math
Students use Minecraft to hone math skills https://t.co/IR4vLjykgd
— Tim Cornwall (@speakitsuitebkk) January 16, 2017
Taking language learning interest a step further, check out this blog on Using Exploratory Projects, Minecraft and Storytelling for Personalized World Language Learning.
Dollars & Deals
3. $20M for Career Education
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) January 12, 2017
4. Open Licensing Requirement
U.S. Department of Education Announces Final Regulation on Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs https://t.co/abmaxADOIM
— TeachNorthTexas (@TeachNorthTexas) January 13, 2017
5. Personalizing K12 Intervention
— Branching Minds (@BranchingMinds) January 12, 2017
6. Science Scholarship & Mentorship
— MSRD Consortium (@MSRDconsortium) January 17, 2017
Planting a #SEAD
7. #5toThrive Campaign
Can you carve out 5 mins a day to focus on taking action towards positive change? https://t.co/3McCGdJgrK
— Mayerson Academy (@MayersonAcademy) January 14, 2017
We are proud to have recently helped Mayerson Academy kick off this campaign, so be sure to check out 5 Minutes to Change Culture: The 5 to Thrive Challenge for more information and your free downloadable campaign toolkit.
Movers, Shakers & Groundbreakers
8. CBE National Summit
— iNACOL (@nacol) January 13, 2017
And, for good measure, here’s a bonus story for this week:
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