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A New Report Shows School Segregation Has Increased 64% Since 1988

The 70th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision is May 17, 2024. Brown was the Supreme Court Case that ruled that racial segregation or “separate but equal” schools were unconstitutional. But that doesn’t mean that segregation is over. A new report from Stanford University and the University of Southern California shows that, […]

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2024 Summer Reading Programs To Earn Free Books, Movie Tickets, Pizza, and More

Digging into a great book under a sun umbrella, preferably poolside, is one of the joys of summer. And the benefits of reading still hold true even when school isn’t in session. Thankfully, a number of summer reading programs help keep the learning going over the summer months, and kids can earn free goodies along

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Free 2nd Grade Morning Work Bundle, Just for Subscribers of Our 2nd Grade Newsletter!

Did you know that We Are Teachers sends out weekly newsletters packed with ideas just for your grade? It’s true! Our grade-level newsletters are written by veteran educators and feature teacher tips, printables, and book recommendations to help you plan all year long. And right now, if you subscribe to our 2nd grade newsletter by

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I Just Subbed for 2 Days After Not Teaching for 2 Years, and I Have THOUGHTS

When I left the classroom after 11 years to become an editor at We Are Teachers, I was determined to stay connected to real teachers—their struggles, their triumphs, their experiences. So, I made regular classroom visits a part of my professional goals. In the past two years, I’ve edited yearbooks with high school seniors and

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22 Art Therapy Activities To Help Kids Identify and Manage Their Feelings

Art therapy can be a valuable tool in the classroom. Through the creative process, these hands-on projects promote self-expression, enhance emotional well-being, and offer new ways of identifying, processing, and coping with big feelings. Ready to get started? Here’s a list of art therapy activities to try in your classroom. Note: The term “art therapy”

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5 Things Teachers Can Do When a Student Is in a Mental Health Crisis or Challenge

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, and May 9 in particular marks Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) found that one in five youths have a diagnosed mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. And even those who don’t necessarily have a diagnosed mental health disorder may struggle with

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