Teaching & Learning

1/27/2014

1/27/2014
Students who had loved coming to school are left now with a sterile learning environment. Kids are shoved into college-prep classes, regardless of their wants or desires.
1/27/2014
You poor students, we're just going to quit while we're behind. We're going to shut down your school in June and try to get a head start on helping the kids behind you.

12/9/2013

12/9/2013

The state Attorney General's Office has initiated an investigation involving discipline in the Syracuse school district and has subpoenaed documents, the district acknowledged.

11/20/2013

11/20/2013
Astronaut gear made by high school students in a NASA program will be sent up to the International Space Station in June. It will be the first student project to be sent to the station during the program’s 10 years of operation.

11/18/2013

11/18/2013

Electronic cigarette use doubled among U.S. middle school students from 0.6 percent in 2011 to 1.1 percent in 2012, health officials say.

11/18/2013
The governor created the Center for Education and Career Innovation, an approach to the education and workforce preparation pipeline that breaks down the silos that exist between K12 schools, higher education and workforce development.

11/6/2013

11/6/2013
When career tech students in 21 West Virginia districts returned to school this fall, they didn’t head to classrooms. They went to work. Through the state’s Simulated Workplace pilot program, high school students learn in classes that are restructured to feel like workplace environments. For instance, students will clock in upon arrival, take random drug tests, and be evaluated based on their “company’s” bottom line.
11/6/2013
This semester Edublogs is once again hosting a student blogging challenge. It offers a series of blogging tasks designed to help students (and teachers) improve their blogging skills. Completing the tasks of the challenge will help students not only learn how to write better blog posts, but also how to be better online communicators in general.

10/23/2013

10/23/2013
Glendale USD in southern California has taken an unprecedented step in bullying and crime prevention by paying a company to analyze students’ public posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013
The Malden Public Schools, in Mass., are aiming to promote early childhood literacy with a new software platform. Titled Footsteps2Brilliance, the program will allow all Malden students access to a library of talking e-books and educational games through smart phones, tablets, and computers.
10/9/2013
Superintendents and other education leaders from across the country will convene at the Women in School Leadership Forum to be held in Coronado, Calif., on Oct. 17 and 18. This meeting comes at a time when one out of four superintendents throughout the country are women, according to a survey conducted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.
10/9/2013
With only 24 percent of U.S. eighth-graders writing as well as they should, many educators are looking to online curricula for help. Gayle Mathis, a seventh-grade English teacher at Hickman County Middle School in Tennessee, uses SAS Curriculum Pathways Writing Navigator, which is provided at no cost to educators and students.
10/9/2013
The state Department of Education has released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile, with information on each individual public school, including charter, cyber-charter, and vocational-technical schools.
10/9/2013
Tennessee manufacturing representatives are happy local schools are helping build a pool of future workers with knowledge in multiple engineering disciplines. Christy Brasher, an area manager at the Bridgestone tire plant in La Vergne, said her company regularly deals with a lack of qualified applicants.
10/9/2013
American schools are unique in the time, energy and money devoted to non-classroom activities.

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