Documentary Illuminating the Triumphant Power of Music

The Secret Song chronicles the final months of Doug Goodkin’s fabled 45-year career teaching music to children in San Francisco. In what could have been a celebratory victory lap, the veteran teacher finds his efforts to instill a sense of belonging interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding Dedicated to the Teaching and Encouragement of Reading

Believe in Reading awards grants for successful literacy programs that serve populations with out-of-the-ordinary needs, such as geographic areas with low reading scores and high poverty levels. Believe in Reading will provide funds only if they are earmarked for literacy; reading must be the primary activity.

Collections from the Fascinating World of Charles Dickens

The London home of Charles Dickens, now a museum, holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of material relating to Dickens’s life and work. With more than 100,000 items comprising furniture, personal effects, paintings, prints, photographs, letters, manuscripts, and rare editions, the collection of the Charles Dickens Museum is significant for its breadth and depth.

Classroom Resources to Celebrate the Freedom to Read

National Read Across America Day is celebrated every year on March 2, which is the birthday of American author Dr. Seuss. That is why it is also known as Dr. Seuss Day. Created and hosted annually by the National Education Association, Read Across America is dedicated to creating and celebrating a nation of diverse readers.

New GPT Store with Customized AI Tools for Educators

OpenAI has launched a GPT store, giving subscribers, including educators, access to a wide range of customized AI tools using the latest GPT technology. The GPTs (Generative Pre-trained Transformers) are customized versions of ChatGPT. Teachers can also customize their own GPTs and make them available on the store.

Guide to the Surprising Science of Snowflakes

Snowflakes fall with a fascinating variety of shapes and patterns, including stellar dendrites, hollow columns, and triangular crystals. Why do snowflakes have the shapes they do? Why are they all so different, while the six branches grow so similarly?

Digital Curriculum, Black History Month (February 1–March 1)—and Beyond

In response to the growing call for high-quality curricula about African American history, the nonprofit Primary Source has launched Making Freedom: African Americans in US History, a digitally available curriculum featuring more than 50 units spanning 420 years of African American history, with up-to-date resources and teaching strategies in alignment with state standards for high-quality instruction.