Calendar of Cool: the Apollo Theater Opens


Today is the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Apollo Theater on the January 26, 1934. The most famous club for African-American performers and popular music in the U.S. is the Apollo Theater, a continuing legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. From the beginning, the Apollo offered amateur nights each evening, where many famous artists, such as […]

One Idea With: Jayne Ellspermann, Principal, West Port High School and 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Principal of the Year

In this installment of One Idea With: Discovery Education Senior Vice President Scott Kinney interviews Jayne Ellspermann, principal of West Port High School in Ocala, Florida, and 2015 National Association of Secondary School Principals’ National Principal of the Year. During her 10 years as West Port principal, Ellspermann has ushered in a pervasive college-going culture built on personalization. […]

Fun Fact Friday: Bubble Wrap


Would you believe that bubble wrap, everyone’s favorite popping packing material, was originally marketed as wallpaper? It’s true! While bubble wrapping is now equally famous both for being fun to pop, and for having excellent cushioning qualities, its inventors had something very different in mind. According to Wikipedia:  “Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 by […]

DEN Trend Report: 1/21/15

    Looking to learn more about what’s trending in education?!? Here’s a recap of this week’s news. *If you read this feed, all you’ll owe is a comment below. Let us know what captured your eye and why!     Education gets spotlight in SOTU (eSchool News) President Obama in his Jan. 20, 2015 […]