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Addressing the homeless student crisis part 2: Action

William Woods EDU

In a previous Look Into Education blog, we shared about the homelessness crisis affecting students across the nation. But the question remains, how do you identify an issue that is often hidden, and what can educators do to help alleviate the crisis? Many schools have liaisons who are trained in identifying indicators of student homelessness, […]

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July 26th, 2017

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Addressing the homeless student crisis part 1: Awareness

William Woods EDU

According to the National Center for Homeless Education, 1.3 million students experienced homelessness during the 2014-2015 school year — nearly double the number a decade ago. But homelessness may not always look like what you’d picture — that your students are sleeping out on the street somewhere (though for some this could very well be […]

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July 24th, 2017

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Education Faculty Spotlight: Joe Davis

William Woods EDU

Joe Davis knows what it means to invest back into the places that invested in you. A Fulton native, Davis has been working in Fulton public schools for over a decade, beginning as a summer school enrichment teacher and site supervisor for an after-school child care program at a local elementary school — all while […]

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May 26th, 2017

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Math curriculum needs a makeover and it’s up to education students to take action

William Woods EDU

According to the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), the average math score for U.S. students was 20 points below the international average math score. “Students are often good at answering the first layer of a problem in the United States,” said Andreas Schleicher, director of education and skills at the Organization for Economic […]

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April 21st, 2017

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Teaching students to fall in love with reading

William Woods EDU

In a previous Look Into Education blog, we discussed the celebration of Missouri Read-In Day and the importance of helping all students reach proficient reading level or higher. More than half of students in the U.S. in fourth or eighth grade are reading below proficiency and are at risk of failing or dropping out of […]

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April 12th, 2017

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Education students learn the importance of hands-on learning

William Woods EDU

As an undergraduate education major you will be working in classrooms full of students with vastly different learning styles from kinesthetic or tactile learners — who understand best through movement — to auditory learners — who benefit most from listening and talking things through. Visual learners benefit from the opportunity to watch others create, and social […]

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January 11th, 2017

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Secondary education majors prepare to show their students the wide world of career options

William Woods EDU

On October 7 students in schools across the state participated in Missouri Manufacturing Day. This holiday was declared by Governor Jay Nixon as part of a larger national initiative designed to address common misconceptions about manufacturing and to give local manufacturers the opportunity to open their doors to students and, in a coordinated effort with […]

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November 30th, 2016

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Bachelors in education students learn the importance of leadership in and outside the classroom

William Woods EDU

In February of this year, four leading education groups — The National Education Association (NEA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the U.S. Department of Education — met at the 2016 National Summit on Teachers Leadership to encourage and empower more educators to be leaders in their […]

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July 5th, 2016

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Why preschool is important and how education students can get involved

William Woods EDU

Between 2011 and 2013 54 percent of U.S. children ages three to four were not attending preschool, according to the most recent survey by Kids Count Data Center, an organization that provides data on child and family well-being across the country. Furthermore, in Missouri, between 2011 and 2013, an estimated 56 percent of children age […]

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June 1st, 2016

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Teaching democracy matters

William Woods EDU

54.9 percent of eligible voters actually cast their ballots for the 2012 presidential election. For the youngest group of voters, that number is closer to one-third.  57.1 percent of eligible voters voted in 2008, which, even reaching the highest voter turnout since 1968, was still pretty weak. Among Americans, civic knowledge, engagement, participation and awareness […]

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May 24th, 2016

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