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Afternoon Announcements: STEM Schools Built on Project-Based Learning, Critical Thinking, Collaboration

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June 20, 2013 04:07 pm

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The House Committee on Education and the Workforce voted on party lines to approve a bill that would replace No Child Left Behind. The Republican-sponsored bill would diminish the role the federal government plays in K-12 schools. The Washington Post

Another take on the House committee’s markup of the partisan NCLB bill. “Everyone agrees the law is in desperate need of makeover, but partisan divisions continue to get in the way.” Politics K-12

This persuasive column speaks to the need for less gender labeling in early education. The writer cites new guidelines for elementary and secondary education in Massachusetts that grant transgender students the right to use locker rooms and bathrooms, as well as play on sports teams, of their claimed gender identity. Education Week

STEM-specialized high schools don’t solely focus on science, technology, engineering, and math courses. Instead, many are build on project-based learning, critical thinking, and collaboration. High School Notes

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