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The 30 Top Education News Stories That Caught Everyone's Eye in 2016

Pull the lever on your classroom time machine, friends. We're going to take a look back at some of the top education news stories that made the online circuit in 2016. These were no ordinary stories, either. According to BuzzSumo, these were the ones everyone was talking about.

Maybe you want to know how education is working in other parts of the world. How about checking out some must-see TED videos? You might want to hear about some of the radical things classrooms are doing to engage kids. Or maybe you just want to help your students do better in 2017. It's all here and more.

30 Top Education News Stories from 2016

  1. Finland Will Become the First Country in the World to Get Rid of All School Subjects
  2. Taking Notes By Hand May Be Better Than Digitally, Researchers Say
  3. Former Special Education Student Publishes Best-Selling Children’s Book
  4. How to Raise a Creative Child: Step One—Back Off
  5. 12 Must-Watch TED Talks for Teachers
  6. What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew
  7. Tips on Reducing Teacher Stress from the ‘Happiest School on Earth’
  8. 10 Distinctive Features of the Japanese Education System That Made This Nation the Envy of the World
  9. This School Replaced Detention With Meditation—The Results Are Stunning
  10. Why The Art of Speaking Should Be Taught Alongside Math and Literacy
  11. How To Help Quiet Kids Succeed
  12. Teachers Are Using Theater and Dance to Teach Math—And It’s Working
  13. To Get Into College, Harvard Report Advocates for Kindness Instead of Overachieving
  14. How Parents Set Their Kids Up for Success
  15. Eye-Opening Video Will Make Adults Reconsider The Way They Talk To Children
  16. Whirlpool Put Laundry Machines In Some Schools And Increased Attendance By 90%
  17. Fake News Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts
  18. Quiz: Can We Guess Your Education Level Based On The Books You've Read?
  19. A Child’s Brain Develops Faster With Exposure to Music Education
  20. Children Should Learn Mainly Through Play Until Age of Eight, Says LEGO
  21. Why Kids—Now More Than Ever—Need to Learn Philosophy. Yes, Philosophy.
  22. Second-Grade Teacher's Unique Homework Policy Goes Viral
  23. The 1st Fully Kinesthetic Classroom in the USA is Continuing to Make Waves in Education
  24. E Is For Empathy: Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness
  25. Stop Humiliating Teachers
  26. Want to 'Train Your Brain'? Forget Apps, Learn a Musical Instrument
  27. High School Senior Who Got Into 5 Ivy League Schools Shares Her Admissions Essay
  28. Americans are Moving to Europe for Free College Degrees
  29. I Can't Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems
  30. The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals