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How Teachers Can Find the Time for Social-Emotional Learning

Commentary We need to simplify social-emotional and character education By Hunter Gehlbach Years ago at a conference where funders, tech entrepreneurs, and academics were furiously brainstorming ways for educators to fix schools, a teacher’s voice cut through the cacophony: “With all that is asked of teachers already, where do you ...

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Middle Schools – Education Week

Report Roundup “A National Sample of 8th-Grade Students: The Impact of Middle-Grade Schools on Academic and Psychosocial Competence” Students who attend a middle-grades school may take a hit to their self-confidence in reading—but not to their actual grades, according to a new study in the Journal of Early Adolescence. New ...

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Scientists genetically modify thinner and leaner pigs

Scientists are bringing home the genetically-modified bacon. Using the controversial gene-editing technology, CRISPR, scientists in China have created pigs that are thinner and leaner. Jianguo Zhao of the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing worked with a team to create 12 healthy ...

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