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  • Montel Williams
    Exclusive: Montel Williams talks public schools, his standout talk show memory
    Although perhaps known to America as the charismatic host of his own long-running talk show, Montel Williams is also a passionate advocate for the nation's public school system, and is currently volunteering as an advocate for the National...
  • Urban Classroom
    PTSD in our nation's classrooms
    Bring up the term PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and images of war and returning veterans likely pop up. However, more and more, teachers in America’s schools are seeing the effects of severe emotional distress in their very own...
  • 66 Writing Tools for the 21st Century Classroom
    66 Writing Tools for the 21st Century Classroom
    Here’re a wide variety of writing tools for students. Some practice good habits, others offer options for writing requirements. See what works for you:Character Trading CardsContext Clues MillionaireFriendly Letter MakerGarfield teaches...
  • "The Thinker" is a famous sculpture that depicts a man thinking.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Thinking words
    Knowing how to use a wide vocabulary of words is a sign that one is a well-educated individual. Understanding how to use big words is a fantastic way to make conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is a dire skill that must be mastered...
  • Question marks have become symbolic of confusion.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Confused words
    Having knowledge of a wide vocabulary is a sign of possessing a good education. Understanding how to use big words is an excellent way to make conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is an incredibly important skill. The English...
  • Halloween is the holiday that is dedicated to producing the emotion of horror.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Horrified words
    Knowing a wide vocabulary is a sign of being well educated. Understanding how to use big words is an excellent way to make conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is an incredibly important skill that must be mastered. The English...
  • Birthday presents--like this one presented to a panda--can be a great source of surprise.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Surprised words
    Having a wide vocabulary is a sign of possessing a good education. Understanding how to use big words is a great way to make your conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is a needed skill. The English language is exceptionally...
  • Some buildings--like this opera house in Paris--are decorated very fancifully.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Fancy words
    Having a wide vocabulary is a sign of being educated. Understanding how to use big words is a great way to make your conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is a dire skill. The English language is exceptionally complicated and so...
  • At sporting events cheerleaders are often used to hype up the crowd and raise feelings of excitement about the impending game.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Excitable words
    Possessing a wide vocabulary is a sign of being a well-educated person. Knowing big words is one way to make your conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is an important skill. The English language is extremely complicated and wordy...
  • A smile usually conveys happiness.
    Advanced Vocabulary: Happy words
    Possessing a wide vocabulary is a sign of being well educated. Knowing big words is one way to make your conversations more interesting and, for writers, it is an important skill. The English language is extremely complicated and there are many...
  • Treasure Coast Fashion Night’s March 26 theme is ‘art in fashion’
    Treasure Coast Fashion Night’s March 26 theme is ‘art in fashion’
    It is “fitting” to say that the March 26 Treasure Coast Fashion Night is “designed” to benefit Women Supporting the Arts (through a portion of the proceeds) whose mission is to build a community of women philanthropists who...
  • Northwest Film Forum
    Northwest Film Forum launches one-year film school comprensive
    Northwest Film Forum announced today a new initiative in its 20th anniversary year, a one-year film comprehensive to educate and inspire early and mid-career film and media makers. Since 1997, Northwest Film Forum (née WigglyWorld) has offered...
  • Texas map
    George Ranch Historical Park offers Tales of Texas Homeschool Day on February 26
    George Ranch Historical Park is offering their Tales of Texas Homeschool Day on Thursday, February 26. The program is meant for children in grades two through five, with a focus on Texas colonization and independence. Children will learn the...
  • Veto
    Obama threatens veto of education bill
    Just one day after vetoing an unpopular bill, on Feb. 25 President Obama warned Congress that he’s ready to do it again, this time against the Student Success Act.Introduced by Rep. John Kline (R-Minnesota), H.R. 5 calls for: removal of...
  • Nick Federoff
    Teachable Garden Program starts in North Hills
    Hope springs eternal in North Hills. Carlos Santana Arts Academy is a newly constructed school serving the north San Fernando Vally in Los Angeles, CA. A very culturally diverse area that is home to many minority families who all have one thing in...