Lollipop Flower Valentines

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For an easy and inexpensive DIY Valentine project, make these flower lollipops for your child’s classmates and friends!

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What The People Who Read Your College Application Really Think

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The college application process can be confusing and frustrating for prospective students. Here's a look at what happens behind the curtain.

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Why Do Stars Twinkle?

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We all know the sweet nursery rhyme about twinkling little stars -- but why do they twinkle? Hint: It has more to do with the Earth than the stars!

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We Learned A Lot In 2016 About How Preschool Can Help Kids

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Several new studies pointed to lasting gains for students. But there's a catch: Over and over, the research showed the importance of providing high-quality preschool.

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3 Easy Dance Moves

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You can dance if you want to, you can leave your shoes behind! You don't need a rocket, track, or garden to do the Moonwalk, Running Man and Cabbage Patch dance moves. You just need socks, energy and a little guidance from Mya, the Full-Time Kid!

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Grading The World's Textbooks: Making Progress But Needs Improvement

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A UNESCO survey shows that school books often minimize, brush aside or misrepresent important issues, from gender equality to environmental protection.

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Hartford Student Researches Gene Expression & Substance Addiction

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Emperor Science Award winner encourages South Dakota students to pursue real-world science research opportunity.

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Great Books To Inspire English Language Learners

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Way too many students who are English language learners are reading below grade level. Here are five culturally relevant books that might spark their curiosity.

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PBS KIDS Premieres SPLASH AND BUBBLES “One Big Ocean” Movie, January 16

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PBS KIDS’ newest series invites children to “Dive in!” to the fascinating world of ocean science while building important social-emotional skills

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The South Dakota Stock Market Game Program spring trading session begins February 13

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Teachers may now register for the Spring session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game Program (SDSMG) operated by the Black Hills State University Center for Economic Education.

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A Lifetime of Inspiration

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Beth Kaltsulas, a math teacher at Yankton Middle School, has been selected as the 2017 South Dakota Teacher of the Year.

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5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

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The election of Donald Trump has changed the landscape for K-12 and higher education. In his annual New Year's predictions, NPR's Claudio Sanchez tells us what he thinks it all means.

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Winter Wonderland Terrarium

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Make a magical winter wonderland terrarium using an old empty glass jar with a lid. Use this craft to talk with your kids about the weather. You can make a terrarium for any season! What kinds of things would belong in a winter wonderland terrarium?

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Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

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We live in a world of screens. And in this digital age — with so many devices and distraction — it's one of the things parents worry about most: How much time should their kids spend staring at their phones and computers? What's the right balance between privacy and self-discovery?

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Unlocking Dyslexia: An NPR Series

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NPR's Gabrielle Emanuel takes an in-depth look at Dyslexia, the most common learning disability in the United States that touches the lives of millions of people, as part of an All Things Considered series.

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