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★ 12 ways you can support the Dakota Pipeline protesters at Sacred Stone Camp

<i>Cover photo by Alex Hamer</i>Since April, Native American activists and environmentalists have been protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which …

North Dakota

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Teaching

ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More

President-elect Donald Trump's education secretary, whoever it is, won't be able to follow through on one of the campaign's signature education …

Education

What the Election Might Mean for Evidence-Based Education

Like everyone else in America, I awoke on Wednesday to a new era. Not only was Donald Trump elected president, but the Republicans retained control of both houses of Congress. This election will surely have a powerful impact on issues that the president-elect and other Republicans campaigned on, …

Latinos Say Kids Are Already Being Bullied At School In The Two Days Since Trump Won

Parents, teachers, and activists are sharing stories of Hispanic students being bullied or attacked in the short time since Trump's win.<p>PHOENIX — Silvia Salguero wasn’t surprised when her 13-year-old son told her that a day after Donald Trump won the election, another student shook his hand and …

Black Professors Speak Out After Trump Victory About the Routine Racism of Academia

<i>Editor’s note: Once a month, this column will tackle broader questions about what the country should do to increase educational opportunities for</i> …

Higher Education

Teaching How To Cope With Change

A MBA has for decades been one of the most coveted qualifications for young men and women all across the world. Accordingly, B-schools and …

Education

Kids scared to leave class. Tears, bullying, follow Trump’s election.

Middle school teacher Katie Sypnieski arrived at Rosa Parks School the day after the presidential election to tears, fear and anger.<p>Sypnieski teaches …

Education

Red-State Teachers Describe a Heartbreaking Day at School After Trump's Win

"We tell them to act a certain way—to be kind, treat each other fairly. That all people are equal, that bullies don't win. And then Trump won."<p>Among the many immediate repercussions of Donald Trump's horrific election as the 45th president of the United States was the fact that the children of his …

Donald Trump

After the Election, DACA Teachers Wonder About Their Future in the Classroom

For nearly 150 Teach for America teachers who have temporary resident status through DACA, the election's outcome signals an unknown future.

Teaching

'Push Through': A 3rd-Grade Teacher's Lesson to Her Students in the Midst of Election Unrest

There have been a lot of mixed emotions since the announcement of Donald Trump's presidential-election win Tuesday.<p>People have expressed outrage, …

Teaching

How Will Donald Trump Impact STEM Education?

Improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning in America’s K-12 schools has been a national focus for some time now because of …

Donald Trump

Watch: how this election will affect kids, even now that it’s over

A fourth grade teacher asked her students “what lies have you heard about yourself?” This video by AJ+ shows their responses.<p>The video is just a …

Hate Crimes

Teachers Struggle To Reassure Kids About A Future In Donald Trump's America

High school history teacher Jessica Lander didn’t sleep at all Tuesday night. As she made the 30-minute drive from her house to work on Wednesday morning, she sobbed, her mind racing about how she would explain the previous night’s events to her diverse classrooms of students, many of them …