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Why a Retake doesn’t enhance learning.

Recently, a post on a listserv I am part of was discussing retakes at the secondary level and how different schools have structured them. The thread was well responded to and well thought out. We had responses from giving them in every case no questions asked to not ever allowing a retake. Some schools require



DEN Weekly Update: February 12, 2016

See what’s new in your Community in this week’s DEN Weekly Update! Don’t miss the new STEM Endorsement program- a partnership of Discovery Education and Wilkes University, a new community project #SpreadtheDENLove and be sure to check out some of the recent activity with @DiscoveryEd on Twitter! As always you can catch the most recent



Five Love Stories That Will Re-Ignite Your Passion for Education

Have you been searching for resources in all the wrong places? Have long hours, late nights and low achievement rates left you feeling broken hearted? We know how much you love your job. But we also know how hard it can sometimes be. So we’ve put together a few touching stories that might just make



See You at NCTIES

Will you be attending NCTIES 2016 in March in Raleigh, NC? Join Discovery Education and your DE Community to learn and share at this great conference! We look forward to learning with you.   Learn and Share with Discovery Education Steve Dembo and Kelly Hines will be hosting a series of concurrent sessions in our


Spread the DEN Love

Your Discovery Education Blue Crew has a friendly reminder for you in this season of love. They are sharing a few ideas for connecting to your community. We invite you to participate by sharing your valentines using #SpreadtheDENlove    


#CelebrateWithDE – African Americans in the Arts

The contributions of black Americans to art and culture are practically immeasurable. One era of African American art, music, literature, and activism was the Harlem Renaissance between 1919 and the early 1940s. With these resources and instructional ideas, students make connections between the Harlem Renaissance, modern popular culture, and themselves.

Get to Know Your Community

Get to Know Your Community: Frances Snyder

Get to Know Your Community, introduces you to your fellow community members in a way that’s never been seen before. Each week, we will interview a new community member. You’ll get to know who they are, what their favorite Spotlight on Strategies is, and they’ll play 20 questions in 60 seconds. Each participant will see