Teaching & Learning

9/25/2013

9/25/2013
Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.
9/25/2013
The parents of elementary school students in 19 states -- including Arkansas, Illinois, California and Massachusetts -- are receiving letters regarding something that really isn't a school's business: their children's weight.
9/25/2013
"My friends and I realized we didn’t have to do everything assigned to us in order to succeed in high school."

9/24/2013

9/24/2013
Why has a traditionally “core subject”, which was ranked in the same academic hierarchy as English, science, and math for decades, been sidelined in thousands of American classrooms?
9/24/2013
Harrity seized the opportunity to implement small learning communities, change the school’s culture, and empower teachers so all of the school’s nearly 1,400 students would graduate to thrive in the 21st century.

9/23/2013

9/23/2013
A new flex program at East Valley Academy allows students to select the days and hours that they attend school, including Saturdays and evening hours. Students must attend a minimum of 20 hours a week, but there is no limit to the amount of time they can spend taking classes.
9/23/2013
West of Baltimore, in Ellicott City, a new school for autistic children has opened its doors. The $7 million facility expands the capabilities of what the center can offer special-needs children.
9/23/2013
Facing an “unprecedented” public reaction, the Illinois State Board of Education put off a vote Thursday repealing state rules that limit the number of special education students in classrooms.

9/20/2013

9/20/2013
Children who are physically fit absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape, a new study finds, raising timely questions about the wisdom of slashing physical education programs at schools.
9/20/2013
She believes strongly that classroom teachers model behavior and can help all students learn to recognize and manage their emotions, develop care and concern for others, establish positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

9/19/2013

9/19/2013
Since 2006, the state’s graduation rate has risen from 68.3 percent to 82.5 percent. But during the same period, Wake’s graduation rate has dropped from 82.6 percent to 81 percent with groups such as low-income, black and Hispanic students performing at a lower rate than their peers statewide.
9/19/2013
In the form of HB 4972, certain legislators want to ban Michigan from adopting new science standards because they include mandates on teaching evolution and global warming. So not only does our Republican-led legislature want to defund public education, it now also wants to force its religious and anti-science beliefs into the classroom.

9/18/2013

9/18/2013
Zombies will be feeding the minds of STEM students using a new program created by Texas Instruments that blends science and math concepts with popular television shows and movies. The “STEM Behind Hollywood” program provides free teaching materials that also feature forensics, space, and superheroes.
9/18/2013
The conference will showcase ideas and best-practice strategies that are driving student achievement and will unlock ways to boost teacher and leadership effectiveness.
9/18/2013

March 19-22, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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