Articles: Teaching & Learning

A School District's Rise from Mediocrity

A North Carolina district, which was plagued with underperforming schools in the 1990s, revamped its leadership, instruction and culture to be a class act for the 21st century—and an example for other districts.

Finding New Solutions for ELL Assessments

Current assessments have been criticized because they are said to be unfair for ELL students. Enhanced Assessment Grants are aimed at curbing this academic impasse.

Teaching about Islam

Recent news reports of potential bias and discrimination against Muslims bring calls for teaching Islam in public schools.

Are You a Rock Star?

Rock star status, by my definition, tends to be conferred upon people who are able to reach a large number of people with their work and, as a result, affect change.

Black Children Still Left Behind

Educators seek new strategies to address persistent achievement gaps and discrimination against African-American students.

Showcasing STEM Careers

A new Web video series shows students where their interests in math and science can lead them in terms of a college education and careers.

Elevating Special Education

John O'Connor, executive director for special services at the DeKalb (Ga.) County School System, has helped reinvent instruction for special ed students.

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