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  • Donna Mapel McRee
    Students learn the value of helping the homeless
    Donna Mapel McRee, is a 2nd grade school teacher at Champion Preparatory Academy in Apopka. One day, a student of hers shared a very special story. The little girl had brought in her own blanket to class and said: “The homeless people need...
  • Online Course
    So, your thinking about taking an online course
    If you’re considering taking an online course then you should read this article. There are many different people and many different reasons for taking an online course. You could be an older gentleman who is considering a new line of work,...
  • Ghost camera: Idaho school says ghost on camera proves halls are haunted SEE IT
    Ghost camera: Idaho school says ghost on camera proves halls are haunted SEE IT
    It’s the ghost of alumni past. An Idaho school is making an eerie claim. School officials say they have a ghost caught on camera, roaming the halls and playing tricks with the lights like a juvenile specter. The eerie footage comes from...
  • Gun safety violations
    School denying permission for anti-gun PSA raises legal questions
    Rejina Sincic, the director of a “Stop Gun Violence” public service announcement that has been widely criticized by gun rights advocates -- and even resulted in a challenge from a national “gun control” organization -- did...
  • Broward Sheriff's Advisory Council presents Bicycles for Champions
    Broward Sheriffs Advisory Council presents Bicycles for Champions
    On Monday, December 22, the Broward Sheriff's Advisory Council will host "Bicycles for Champions," a charitable Christmas event and afternoon cruise aboard the Lady Windridge, a Windridge Yacht Charters vessel. At the event, now in...
  • High school girls eating lunch together in lunchroom
    School food linked to increased food and vegetable intake
    School food reduces income disparities in fruit and veggiesThe National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally...
  • True Blood star, Ryan Kwanten and his girlfriend Ashley Sisino visit families with seriously ill children
    How to minimize the germs in the classroom
    Germs, viruses and illness are inevitable in the classroom, but minimizing the germs, viruses and illness can be accomplished by having children follow some simple rules and tips. As a teacher, I see what goes on in the classroom on daily basis...
  • The Hour of Code Statistics Page
    The Hour of Code is upon us
    The Hour of Code is upon us! Each year, in the second week of December, Code.Org hosts the Hour of Code. What is the Hour of Code? It is a program geared towards K-12 classrooms that will promote the ideals of Computer Science in order to make it...
  • Steven Velez Florida band director: Teacher hit with sex abuse charges, school sex visits
    Steven Velez Florida band director: 25 y/o man texting, sleeping with students
    Steven Velez, a Florida band director, is being hit with serious sex abuse charges this week and has since been arrested. The 25-year-old man is charged with texting and even sleeping with his students, having hosted office “visits”...
  • From Rhythm to Reason Study Shows Musical Rhythm Discrimination Related to Language Skills
    Study shows musical rhythm discrimination related to language skills
    Is there a connection between rhythm recognition skills and language skills? More and more studies are saying yes.In one of the most recent research efforts, 25 normally developing 6-year-old children completed "standardized assessments of...
  • Education news: Expensive gift a waste of tuition money? Students on $219,000 table
    $219,000 conference table a waste of school money? Kean University students talk
    A $219,000 conference table has some students at Kean University speaking out this week. The expensive piece of “furniture” is state of the art with built-in speakers and is expected to be used at future education gatherings, but some...
  • Thanks Michelle Obama: Spokesperson says lunches aren't as bad as they appear
    Thanks Michelle Obama: Students hate school lunches, Dept. says photos inflated
    In just a few days, “Thanks Michelle Obama” became a trending phrase on Twitter, as many U.S. students apparently hate their school lunches and posted photos of them online as proof. Who are they blaming for the bland but assumedly...
  • Ricardo Jhavid Lugo: Over 100 kids abused, teen suspect poses as school student
    Ricardo Javid Lugo 12-year-old: Teen male acts as 6th grader, child abuse plot
    A 17-year-old male identified as Ricardo Javid Lugo, believed to be a 12-year-old initially, is now being charged this week for playing the part of a middle school student at a Texas elementary school. Lugo has reportedly been working with a man...
  • Child Nutrition Act proven to be an abysmal failure
    Child Nutrition Act proven to be an abysmal failure
    The Child Nutrition Act that was revised in 2010 to include healthy food choices for children in grammar schools and high schools in the United States has been shown to be a failure. The Child Nutrition Act did provide children with more access to...
  • new class
    5 Tools To Shake up the New Year
    One thing we can all agree on is that there are tons of free tech tools available that enrich learning. I can’t keep up with them. I belong to several Tech Teacher forums, FB groups, G+ Communities, and every day I find more great tools I...