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Students are happier and learn better when they spend time outdoors, research shows. A webinar sponsored by NSBA’s National Affiliate programs on Oct. 12 gave examples of how schools, even in the most urban settings, can use outdoor areas as hands-on laboratories.

Laurie Harmon, an...

Recently, we came across an interesting post from Mashable that suggests there is a place for social networks in K-12 education.

The post goes on to cite NSBA’s own study,...

Yesterday Mashable raised the question how has social media changed us? Over the past several years, we’ve seen social media evolve from web 2.0 technologies. We’ve witnessed the rise and fall of social networks, the creation of a new industry, and the political, cultural, and social impact of...

Senior, Jon-Michael Poff, of Batesville High School, in Batesville,Arkansas, believes that severely limiting Internet access in schools is a disservice.  He believes this so strongly that he wrote this article in Dec 2008/Jan 2009 edition of Edutopia. 

And Jon-Michael isn’t the only one...

In the U.S. military, there’s something called “hostile fire pay,” and it can earn you an extra $225 a month. Qualify for “imminent danger pay” and you’ll get a similar bonus.

If you’re in the Navy, and you’re willing to spend considerable time in a cramped, airtight space under the...

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