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Dec 04, 2015

The Case for Photographing Abandoned Schools
Can art depicting empty classrooms shape education policy?

Contemporary artists are using the empty school buildings to explore the emotional toll that school closures take on residents. The desired effect is to cause refection on what closing a school does to a neighborhood. Powerful stuff. Take a look.

These California Districts are Measuring Schools in a New Way
Starting in February, a group of California districts will begin evaluating their schools on more than just test scores.

Most educators that I have spoke with don't like the idea of measuring schools just on test scores. Today, some of the largest districts in California will announce their new methodology. And for the first time, new metrics will count. See what they are.

Student Contest + Lesson Plan | Write a Rap About the News of 2015
For the fifth year in a row, we're inviting anyone 13 to 19 years old anywhere in the world to write a rap about the news that mattered most to them this year.

If you teach students aged 13 to 19, then you may want to tell them about this contest. Students write a rap about the year in news and a video gets made from the winner. Last year's winning rap and video is on the page.

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