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The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life.

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Plato

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Last day to vote for your favorite “Best Decorated Classroom.”
We asked teachers to submit a photo of their back to school decorations. We wanted to see their interpretations on how to best decorate their classroom to help to motivate their students.
Vote today and help teachers win $100, $75 and $50, they deserve that and much more!
(Voting ends Monday Sept. 29, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time)

Last day to vote for your favorite “Best Decorated Classroom.”

We asked teachers to submit a photo of their back to school decorations. We wanted to see their interpretations on how to best decorate their classroom to help to motivate their students.

Vote today and help teachers win $100, $75 and $50, they deserve that and much more!

(Voting ends Monday Sept. 29, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time)

Last weekend to vote for your favorite back-to-school classroom decorations and help teachers win $100, $75 and $50 for their creativity. See how teachers decorated their classrooms to help motivate their students for the new school year!
Vote Today!

Last weekend to vote for your favorite back-to-school classroom decorations and help teachers win $100, $75 and $50 for their creativity. See how teachers decorated their classrooms to help motivate their students for the new school year!

Vote Today!

"Drawing Out Genius" student poster contest submissions now open. Enter today and students can win up to $800!
Energize Students wants students ages 14-21 years of age to watch our documentary trailer at DrawingOutGenius.com and then design a creative poster that speaks to each student on how to “Draw Out Genius.” Posters need to be in JPEG format and cannot exceed 250 MB in size.
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"Drawing Out Genius" student poster contest submissions now open. Enter today and students can win up to $800!

Energize Students wants students ages 14-21 years of age to watch our documentary trailer at DrawingOutGenius.com and then design a creative poster that speaks to each student on how to “Draw Out Genius.” Posters need to be in JPEG format and cannot exceed 250 MB in size.

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Docs urge delayed school start times for teens

Starting classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m. would help students, particularly teens, catch up on their nighttime sleep and boost their motivation and mood, the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a policy statement published in the journal Pediatrics. The statement is aimed at middle schools and high schools.

Okla. district pilots 4-day schedule

While some school districts have implemented four-day weeks to help cut costs, officials with an Oklahoma district said they piloted the shorter week to help recruit more teachers and curb student absences.

A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work

Standing desks are now used in hundreds of schools nationwide.

Various schools nationwide are using standing desks in their classrooms — a growing trend that some say could help curb childhood obesity and help students pay attention in class. Some researchers expect standing desks to become even more commonplace in classes as they become more affordable over the next three to five years.

To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.

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Theodore Roosevelt

(Source: BrainyQuote)

High-school students getting work credentials via courses

To give students more options after high school, more central Ohio schools have turned their attention to professional certifications for technical skills that can lead to jobs.

Empowerment: The key to excellent teachers in schools

Empowerment is the key to developing top teachers for U.S. schools, asserts Carol Hunter, a retired elementary-school principal and author. In this blog post, Hunter writes that, among other things, school leaders must hire the right people, and then trust and empower them to make a difference in schools and for students.