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Ezekiel Elliott's suspension appeal won't be heard by Roger Goodell

Goodell appointed Harold Henderson as his designee.<p>Roger Goodell had the option of hearing Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal of his six-game suspension himself or appointing a designee. He’s going with the latter. Harold Henderson will make the decision on behalf of the league, the league announced …

Aligning the Projects With the Standards

Looking at the Big Picture<p>It is important to know the skills and processes that your students have already been exposed to, as well as the skills and …

The JVlk Daily

Creating Meaningful Global Connections

3 Benefits<p>The goal of the program was for students to create meaningful connections with peers from a different culture and develop a better …

Teaching

Education Secretary John King: It's Time To Stop Ignoring The Arts And Sciences

His department wants schools to offer a "well-rounded education."<p>The No Child Left Behind Act, the controversial Bush-era education law, promoted an emphasis on reading and math, sometimes at the expense of other subjects. Now, the nation's new education secretary is calling on schools to expand …

Jaw-Dropping Classroom 3D Printer Creations

"I like the sound, too," says Puckett. "I've been meaning to make an audio recording of it."<p>What Is 3D Printing?<p>Some background: 3D printing …

Are White Parents The Only Ones Who Hate Standardized Testing?

In some places, they opt their kids out of the tests at higher rates than parents of students of color. Here's why some people are trying to change that.<p>Students in the Commack Union Free School District in New York do well. The district’s high school is consistently ranked as one of the best on …

5-Minute Film Festival: Getting Started With Classroom Apps

Fourth-grade Spanish immersion teacher Tabitha Carro, in Lexington, S.C., shares how she uses Remind, a free messaging app that allows educators to …

What Kind of Ecosystem Is Your School?

Another fundamental principle of ecosystems, they are designed to adapt and thrive. So when alterations are made, say, due to policies like …

Sleep Revolution, College Students, and the Big Picture

I recently received an email about the Huffington Post's Sleep Revolution and it's mission to encourage college students around the country to take their sleep more seriously. Although we were a little late and missed the boat in joining with HuffPost to bring their mission to our campus this year, …

Teaching Poetry of the Immigrant Experience

Give me your tired, your poor,<br>Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,<br>The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.<br>Send these, the homeless, …

Teaching

How To Handle Ignorance Towards People With Special Needs

As accepting as we would like to think our world is, ignorance towards people with special needs is one of the most common and unnoticed forms of ignorance. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have witnessed bullying of people with special needs through both direct and indrect ways, that …

Integrating Technology Into Content Learning

"When they have a contextual tie to what they're doing in class, it lends validity," says Jeff Dahl, Meyer's technology teacher. "I can take those …

Education Technology

Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology

<b>Adjusting Your Teaching To Increasingly Powerful Technology</b><p>Curiosity is the “complex feeling and cognition that accompanies a desire to learn what is …

Extending the Museum Experience with Virtual Reality

Recent collaborations between the Guggenheim and Google have made virtual visits to the museum possible.

Getting More Students to Eat Breakfast at School

The current best advice on eating breakfast? If you like it, do it. If you don't, don't.<p>But there is one group for whom research consistently shows …