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Q&A With President Carter

Heather Neal - Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:14am

The Carter Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary. To help celebrate, its founder, former President Jimmy Carter, is taking questions through the center’s website, Facebook and Twitter. President Carter and his...

Advice to Students on How to Find Summer Jobs

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Monday, October 15, 2012 - 6:40am

It’s October, so why am I talking about summer jobs? Because most students start their summer job or internship searches too late - in April or May when most other students are looking for one too. The competition is...

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Arts Content for Integrated Learning

Heather Neal - Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:46am

In today’s educational climate, it seems that all things must be tied directly to STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Strictly speaking, that neglects an array of other topics like language, history,...

PBS Teachers Innovator Awards 2012

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Friday, October 12, 2012 - 6:47am

Do you use technology in the classroom in an innovative way? Care to share? If you do so you could win a PBS Teachers Innovator Award. Entries are being accepted now. The deadline is December 12, 2012. You can...

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2012

Heather Neal - Friday, October 12, 2012 - 5:04am

The European Union has been awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize for its 6 decades of commitment to and success in unifying a continent. As the Norwegian Nobel Committee put it, the EU has contributed “to the advancement...

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Nobel Winners 2012

Heather Neal - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:28am

In 1895 a very wealthy man, Alfred Nobel, died and established the prizes in his will. He is described as a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, author and pacifist. His generous gift has provided recognition and...

Race for the White House 2012 is a game that tests whether you have what it takes to become president.

Tech Thursday: Five Games to Make Election 2012 Fun

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:43am

Here is a way to make the Debates and Election 2012 fun for your students. Yes you read that correctly. I used the word “fun” and debates in the same sentence. I took a quick spin through Google Play and found there...

To Be Young, Gifted and Bored: Part I

Yun Mi Park - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 11:11am

Southern Education Desk friend and blogger, Angelique Fowler, explores some of the challenges surrounding the provision of gifted education for Pre K-12 populations in the South through her own family’s experiences....

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National Hispanic Heritage Month and NASA

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 5:06am

National Hispanic Heritage month is typically observed September 15 to October 15. It gives a deserved nod to the history, culture and contributions of American citizens from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and...

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PBS KIDS Democracy: Teaching Children About Elections

Heather Neal - Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 10:02am

Introducing even more election content for your classroom! PBS Kids has developed an interactive website for young children to make politics relatable and more easily understood to students, PBS Kids Democracy....

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