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Multitude of Stories: 13 Native Anthologies for Middle Grade Readers (opens in a new window)

School Library Journal

November 10, 2022

Gathered from northernmost Canada to the Mayan of Central America, these works are only a selection of the stories that exist within the Native community. They take place in the past, but also the future, to emphasize that Native peoples have been, are still, and will always be an active and indelible part our complex story.

Parenting Adolescents About Cheating in High School (opens in a new window)

Psychology Today

October 25, 2022

Rather than make cheating a conduct issue between parent and teenager, and the young person acting defensive with the adult, I think it works better to treat cheating as a concern for how the adolescent is treating themself. To do so, parents can acknowledge the temptations to cheat and then suggest some possible costs.

Should High Schools Teach Data Science? If So, Alum Says ‘Why Not Me?’ (opens in a new window)

UVA Today

October 24, 2022

Dakolios, formerly an award-winning high school math teacher, decided to switch careers in his mid-30s. He pursued a master’s in Data Science, and when he completed the degree in December of last year, he landed a job as a data scientist with a major home electronics retailer. But the classroom came calling, along with his former professors, Dakolios designed a high school Data Science class that he is piloting this year.

Have We Forgotten What a Public Library Is For? (opens in a new window)

Washington Post

October 04, 2022

Libraries fill a role central to any functioning democracy: upholding the rights of citizens to read, to seek information, to speak freely. As champions of access, librarians are committed to curating collections that allow everyone who enters the library to see themselves in the books and resources the library provides.

AP Access for ALL Enters Second Year of Providing Free, Online College-Level Classes While Celebrating First Year Results (opens in a new window)

TN Department of Education

September 23, 2022

AP Access for ALL is a grant program created by the Tennessee Department of Education and administered by the Niswonger Foundation. The program provides students across the state with access to 17 different virtual AP courses, eliminating financial barriers and supporting student enrollment in AP coursework not currently offered at their home high school. More than 1,800 students signed up for classes this fall, an increase of more than 600 students from the 2021-22 school year.