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NCTM Reviews Counting on People

The April issue of Teaching Children Mathematics, the elementary magazine from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), features… Read more »

Classroom-Ready Resources for Earth Day

Next week is Earth Day – are you ready? If not, never fear because PopEd has you covered. Our Earth… Read more »

Highlights from the 2014 NSTA Convention

Our staff returned from an exhilarating few days in Boston where we talked with over 600 teachers who stopped by… Read more »

Understanding Basic Demography: What is Birth Rate and Death Rate

There are two statistics that are fundamental in the study demography – birth rate and death rate. It is essential… Read more »

Population Growth and the Spread of Diseases

This past Monday – April 7th – marked the celebration of World Health Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization.… Read more »

The Sixth Extinction – Book Review

“Though it must be nice to imagine there once was a time when man lived in harmony with nature, it’s… Read more »

Get Ready for Earth Day: Free Activities on Consumption and Sustainability

Earth Day 2014 is just short of a month away – April 22nd. Are you planning to facilitate a special… Read more »

International Day of Forests

March 21st was the International Day of Forests. As the UN describes it, “a global celebration of forests provides a… Read more »

Environmental Science Fair Projects: 30 Eco Friendly Ideas

It’s that time of year again when the presentation boards come out – Science Fair Season. While there are innumerable… Read more »

GDP vs. GPI: How to Measure Human Welfare

Last month, we wrote about the limitations of GDP (gross domestic product) as an indication of a country’s welfare. We… Read more »