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COLUMN: Being multilingual is more important than people think

The Indiana Daily Student – Tejus Arora

“Language is at the core of human existence. It’s the medium through which we perceive the world around us, express our perception, establish and maintain relationships and create a community. It cultivates value and a global working economy. Now imagine you knew more than one language to perceive, express, create, learn, teach and so on. Your perception of the world would widen, your avenues of information intake would increase; your personal enrichment would be unparalleled by your monolingual peers.” (more)

Women Are Superior Wordsmiths From an Early Age

The Pacific Standard – Tom Jacobs

“Much has been written about the fact boys tend to perform better than girls at math. But this focus has largely overshadowed a larger and more worrisome gender gap in an even more fundamental domain: reading and writing. A new study featuring data on more than three million American students reports girls outperform boys in reading and writing skills in fourth grade, and that gap increases over their next eight years of schooling.” (more)

Can Parks Make Kids Better at Math?

Next City – Rachel Dovey

“Kids need parks — from obesity and asthma rates to psychological indicators, research repeatedly shows that green space has a tremendous impact on children’s health. But could trees, swings and bike paths also make kids good at math?” (more)

How Genius Hour Helps Kids Connect What They’re Learning in School to Their Future Goals

Ed Surge – Jen Schneider

“Genius Hour is about learning, and for some students, it’s the first time in their academic careers that they have an opportunity to research whatever they want, ask anything and anyone whatever questions they can think of and create something without strict parameters and measures of success. I give them permission to do this open-ended work, but they also have to let themselves take a risk and put their best effort into something that isn’t traditionally done in school—something that won’t result in a letter grade or a numerical score.” (more)

Igniting students’ STEM interest begins with educating their teachers

Education Dive – Lauren Barack

“Providing quality STEM education in K-12 schools is a struggle, noted the 2016 report, “STEM 2026: A Vision for Innovation in STEM Education,” from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Yet by 2021, U.S. businesses will be looking to add about 1.6 million people — which will include 945,000 who have basic STEM skills, and 635,000 who have more advanced STEM abilities — according to the DOE’s paper. “States, districts, and schools struggle to provide all students with the STEM experiences required for the 21st century, regardless of college and career aspirations,” the report said.” (more)

Why Did The Approach To Teaching Math Change With Common Core?

Forbes – Peter Kruger

“In the early 2000’s, Congress passed a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1968, or ESEA. That particular version was more commonly known as No Child Left Behind. While the revision to the law was largely seen as a failure, with its focus on high-stakes testing and failure to raise scores, NCLB did provide something to educational professionals that they’d never had before: data. Mountains of data.” (more)