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To Measure the Arts, Think Outside the Box

Commentary<p>Assessment is the answer to innovative arts ed<p>When the U.S. Department of Education released results from its 2016 assessment of 8th …

Lasagne Bread

Makes 1 large loaf or 2 small loaves.<p><i>If you are making 2 loaves follow the same instructions but divide the dough in half after it has been left to</i> …

What's the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?

Have you ever stared into your pantry and thought, What the heck is the difference between baking soda and powder? Or looked at a recipe and had to …

14 Teachers On How They Spread Love In The Classroom

From high fives to "warm and fuzzy jars" to visits to the LGBTQ club.<p>In the amount of time teachers have with kids, they’re expected to help their students learn and prepare them for the coming years. But many go the extra mile to make sure their students also feel welcomed, accepted and heard.<p>Some …

Teaching

These amazing photos document the iconic Summer of Love in San Francisco

100,000 hippies descended on San Francisco in 1967. Jim Marshall captured it all.<p>The summer of 1967 in San Francisco was a magical time and …

San Francisco

19 Lazy But Brilliant Recipes That Won't Let You Down

You don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to enjoy a great homemade meal.

Cooking

Public School Fires Back After Betsy DeVos Criticizes Its Teachers

Jefferson Academy responded to the Education Secretary on Twitter.<p>A Washington, D.C. public school is firing back after U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos criticized its teachers for having a “receive mode” attitude.<p>In an interview with the conservative news site, Townhall, published on Feb. …

Education

12 Creole Dinner Recipes to Spice Up Your Life

New Orleans is famous for a lot of things — like its uninterrupted nightlife, its jazzy music scene, and, of course, the vibrant celebrations of Mardi Gras. But the thing it might be celebrated for most is its distinct cuisine. Louisiana is a wonderful melting pot of African, French, and American …

13 of the Easiest (and Tastiest!) Recipes From Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen's first cookbook, <b>Cravings</b>, has lived up to the hype even more than we'd anticipated. The cookbook is not only undeniably enjoyable to read just for fun, but it's also full of doable recipes that won't intimidate the everyday cook. We've gathered more than 10 of the easiest recipes …

Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story

We’ve spent the last two weeks in my English Language Learner Beginners class reading and learning about stories.<p>Last Friday, it was time for them to …

Language Learning

This college course teaches you how to call out things that are unscientific

Their weapon? A new course: "Calling Bullshit In the Age of Big Data."<p>The class website and colorful syllabus went online last month and almost instantly went viral.<p>"We woke up the next morning to chaos. We had 20,000 visitors, our mailboxes were full, we were getting book offers," said Carl …

17 *OMG* Cool Ranch Recipes You’ve NEVER Even Heard Of

We LOVE Doritos in all forms — even the creepy Halloween ones. But we know everyone’s fave flave is still the throwback Cool Ranch Doritos that never fail to satisfy, with just the right blend of cheesy-peppery-garlicky goodness. Since *Cool Ranch* first launched as a flavor in a buttermilk salad …

3-Ingredient Desserts for When You Just Don't Have the Patience

Long ingredient lists, four kinds of flour, and hours in the oven? Nah, not our thing. When it comes to baking (and all types of cooking, really), …

Stop yelling at your kids right this instant

If you want your child to do well at school, stop being so hard on them.<p>Children exposed to harsh parenting are more likely to have poor outcomes at …

Pence casts deciding vote to confirm DeVos as education secretary

Vice President Pence cast the deciding vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as education secretary Tuesday after opponents failed amid a groundswell of opposition to produce the additional “no” vote required to sink her nomination.<p>DeVos was confirmed by a vote of 51 to 50 just at 12:30 p.m., with Pence …

Mitch McConnell

Simple & Effective Speaking Rubric For Class Presentations

Talented student teacher Kevin Inlay created this simple and effective speaking rubric that we used with class presentations in our ELL World History …

Six Reasons To Oppose Betsy DeVos As Secretary Of Education

Senate hearings on Herr Trump's cabinet picks are coming up soon, and you should be calling your Senator. Regardless of your political leanings, there are many good reasons for opposing Betsy DeVos as a Secretary of Education.<p>1) No experience with public education.<p>This is not like appointing …

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

Democrats Who Oppose Betsy DeVos Have Nothing To Lose

In “an unprecedented break” from tradition, Democrats in the US Senate are expected to challenge as many as eight of Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees, …

37 Seriously Amazing Tips Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

Everything you need to know (or buy) to make your house spotless!

How to unsend your last Gmail message

We’ve all sent an email that we immediately regretted sending. Maybe you broke up with someone rashly. Maybe you told your boss what’s what, only to …

Hungry? Here Are 4 Healthy Snacks So Yummy You'll Forget They're Good for You

Healthy snacks that are tasty and low in sugar are fairly hard to come by. Packaged varieties might have convenience going for them, but their hidden …

Food

The Dirty Twixter Bars

This dessert is a hybrid of my two favourite chocolate bars, Twix and Skor. These are sinfully rich bars that showcase our shortbread, a dulce de …

Dessert

Use This Rule to Set Up Undo Send in Outlook

Gmail makes it easy to undo sending an email, but the feature is less intuitive in Outlook. The good news is, it’s possible, it just requires a …

Apps

14 Healthy Bowl Recipes That Satisfy from Morning to Night

Think it’s too tough to put together a healthy meal? Well suck it up, sister, because it’s so much easier than you think! For a meal that’s part of a healthy food trend *and* easy to make, these bowl recipes go from a.m. to p.m. in a snap. From wholesome Buddha bowls to smoothie bowls to colorful …

The Google Earth Of Radio Lets You Listen To Any Station In The World

Browse the world’s radio stations, just by spinning a globe.<p>Ever since the first commercial station–Pittsburgh’s KDKA–began broadcasting on November 2, 1920, radio has functioned as a powerful cross-pollinating medium, capable of bringing new culture and ideas across even the most impenetrable …

Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Swirl Brownies

2K<p>2K<p>7<p>Shares 4K<p>A few years ago, a favorite bakery in Paris near where I lived was offering brownies. The baker gave me one to taste and although I was …

Dessert

Turmeric Milk "Golden Milk" (dairy-free)

Turmeric Milk “Golden Milk” (dairy-free)<p><b>by Lisa Bryan | Downshiftology</b> — December 7, 2016<p><i>When it comes to healthy, healing drinks, Turmeric milk</i> …

Food