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Blended Learning in K12 is Future: iNACOL Reports

Depending upon when you attended elementary school, you might recall with fondness (along with Pogs) the 3 Rs. Flash forward a generation, education …

Hikes of the Week - The Salt Lake Tribune

As you enter Butler Fork, you come to a log footbridge. After you cross it, the trail becomes steeper. Make your way over a small exposed rocky area …

Utah – The Ultimate Road Trip

If you’ve been following me on Instagram the past two weeks, You will know I’ve had a fabulous time, adventuring through Utah on the ultimate road …

What a Foo Believes: The Sweet Life and Rock & Roll Faith of America’s Biggest Band

“This is my first day off in weeks,” Dave Grohl says, barefoot in his kitchen in jeans and a biker T-shirt, big goofy Dave Grohl grin on his face. …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

Albert Einstein was 16 years old when he first flirted with the idea of special relativity.<p>He was a daydreamer. The pioneering theory that lead him to establish the foundation of modern physics was actually envisioned in one of his many famous thought experiments.<p>He wondered, specifically, what …

Creativity

Measuring Success: An Overview of New School Classification Indicators Under ESSA

Download the PDF here.<p><b>A table in this brief contains a correction.</b><p>For years, federally driven school classification systems focused almost entirely …

ED Review: June 2, 2017 | U.S. Department of Education

On May 23, President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year 2018 budget request to Congress, laying out a series of proposals and priorities designed to …

What I Learned Working In A College Prep Class: Utah AVID

<i>By Katie Wornek, Outreach Officer and Financial Aid Expert – June 1, 2017</i><p>When I first moved from Nevada to Salt Lake City to attend the University of …

Why Your School Should Be Implementing Trauma-Informed Practices

Troy is smart, but disrupts classes all day and is in detention at least once a week. He’s regularly the topic of disparaging talk among teachers and …

New Orleans Charter School Creates 'Trauma Informed' Discipline Model

Many students at Crocker College Prep, an elementary charter school in New Orleans, suffer from trauma. The school has changed it's discipline model from "no excuses" to "trauma informed" because the old way of doing things wasn't working in a place where children suffer from PTSD at three times …

When Schools Meet Trauma With Understanding, Not Discipline

If you know anything about New Orleans public schools, you probably know this: Hurricane Katrina wiped them out and almost all the schools became privately run charters.<p>Many of those schools subscribed to the <i>no excuses</i> discipline model — the idea that if you crack down on slight misbehavior, you …

The Firefly Firework Lottery | Radiolab | WNYC Studios

Thousands of people take to the woods to see the mating rituals of a very small beetle with an astounding ability.

Lotteries

Robert Slavin | HuffPost

‘Choose your own’ adventure stories using Google Slides.

Are you looking for an interesting way to encourage your class to write? ‘Choose your own’ adventure stories worked brilliantly for me!<p><b>What is this</b> …

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ at 20: How a Monster-Killing Teen Changed TV Forever

Dear female high school student: You have been chosen to fight the dark, never-ending forces of evil. You’re likely to die young and alone, because …

Virtual Reality’s Potential for Magic Gets Real

LINDON, Utah — In an ordinary office complex here, past stacked cartons of Mountain Dew and a throng of hoodie-wearing employees, sits a prototype for an attraction that Hollywood thinks will become the next entertainment craze — an offering that could mint money for its developers, throw a …

The Best Comics Of 2016

In 2016, more mainstream comics than ever before hit the stands, a huge variety coming from both new talents and old hands coming back with new ideas. That made it easy to pick 15 worthwhile titles spanning traditional superheroes to very untraditional takes on classic stories.<p><i>Poison Ivy: Cycle of</i> …

Uinta Mountains, UT: Highline Trail

0<p>SHARES<p>Well-traveled 19th-century explorer Ferdinand Hayden called Utah's vast Uinta Mountains—with their gorgeous pine forests, high-alpine meadows, …

The High Life: Hiking Utah's Highline Trail

163<p>SHARES<p>3<p>Gallery<p>3 Images<p>“I love wildlife, but this is getting ridiculous,” Pete laughs, after a coyote wail scares the bull moose we’ve been …

The Economic Imperative of Bilingual Education

States including Utah and Montana are aggressively pushing for programs that give native English speakers a competitive edge.<p>Garland Independent School District, a fast-growing suburb northeast of Dallas, has undergone a dramatic demographic shift. Like districts across Texas, Garland schools are …

Education

G. Love & Special Sauce: Still Cooking

In the beginning, there was the blues. A while later, there was hip-hop. And then, in the early 1990s, the musical melting pot of G. Love and Special Sauce served up something called hip-hop blues.<p>Now, 10 albums in, G. Love and Special Sauce are still cooking with help from artists including DJ …

Stop Panicking: The US Hasn't Reached Peak Craft Beer

The US is now home to more than 4,000 breweries, and some doomsayers believe that the bubble will soon burst. But don't worry—your craft IPA is safe and sound.<p>On September 25, the Brewers Association announced that the number of American breweries had passed 4,000, just over a year after the …

MasteryConnect Raises $5M From Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan For Personalized Education

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have been quietly amassing a portfolio of both philanthropic and venture investments in education, from a $120 million commitment to Bay Area schools to the funding they contributed to Altschool’s most recent $100 million round.<p>Now they’re adding …

N.W.A: American Gangstas

Dr. Dre rubs his mountainous right deltoid through a snug black T-shirt, not quite allowing himself to wince. His shoulder hurts. He has an online …

Apple Takes Washington

Steve Jobs famously disdained D.C. Tim Cook’s quietly taking it on.<p>As Apple chief Tim Cook quietly slipped out of a public meeting at the White House for a private lunch with Eric Holder in December 2013, the attorney general braced himself for a rough encounter. His Justice Department had sued …

“Walking Dead” Creator Robert Kirkman’s Quest To Create The Anti-Marvel

He created a flesh-chomping pop-culture phenomenon. Now Kirkman has a bigger challenge: redefining how Hollywood works.<p>To get the full story, start by watching the video below.<p><b>Robert Kirkman hovers</b> over a glass-shard fire pit in an event space on the roof of the London Hotel in West Hollywood, …

Stephen Hawking: Black Holes 'Are Not The Eternal Prisons' We Once Thought

Stephen Hawking, who once stunned the scientific community by saying that black holes emit radiation, expounded on another groundbreaking theory on Tuesday.<p>"The message of this lecture is that black holes ain't as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought," …

The Most Unique Natural Wonder in Each State

You don't have to travel far to find some truly magical landscapes.<p>Typical tourist destinations like theme parks and resort towns certainly have their charms, but sometimes, Mother Nature creates jaw-dropping attractions of her own. From caverns that feel like a cathedral to mesmerizing springs, …