Teaching & Learning

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

Many are flummoxed about how to carry out a new law requiring California public schools to teach all students, from kindergartners to 12th-graders, about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

10/17/2011

The 120 elementary school children sat so quietly and intently that you might have assumed this was a mass detention period.

10/14/2011

10/14/2011

A new type of school will enter Chicago's crowded public education system next fall, a kind of high school-community college hybrid that, if successful, could one day become a model for preparing students for professional careers without a university diploma.

10/14/2011

New York City schools will provide more help to immigrants and other English language learners and their families under a plan approved by the state.

10/13/2011

10/13/2011

The state Department of Education has awarded a $2.5 million grant to support a program that coaches principals in high-needs schools.

10/13/2011

The Los Angeles Unified School District has agreed to sweeping revisions in the way it teaches students learning English, as well as black youngsters, settling a federal civil rights investigation that examined whether the district was denying the students a quality education.

10/12/2011

10/12/2011

I've been contacted a few times over the last week or so by representatives of the San Diego Unified School District and other parties who think I've been a little unclear, and possibly unfair, in my exploration into the district's paradigm shift in special education.

10/11/2011

10/11/2011

If you’re a teenager in the Fox Valley hoping to learn about condom use and other contraceptives, you’d better hope you attend a school outside of Oswego.

10/7/2011

10/7/2011

Bullying took the limelight in an emotional meeting Tuesday when the Litchfield school board unanimously endorsed a new district policy that specifically prohibits harassment based on sexual preference.

10/6/2011

10/6/2011

Despite alarming obesity rates among school-age children and a state requirement that all students get some level of structured exercise every week, many New York City schools do not provide physical education, or do not provide it as frequently as they should, according to an audit released on Tuesday by the city comptroller.

10/6/2011

Hawaii is to become the first US state to offer surfing as an official secondary school competition sport.

10/6/2011

In January of 2010, an elementary school teacher decided to eat school lunch every day for a year and write about it anonymously as Mrs. Q. on her blog, Fed Up With Lunch.

10/5/2011

10/5/2011

As part of an effort to combat school bullying, the Stillwater school district is holding a series of events this week to make students and faculty aware of the problem and its effects.

10/4/2011

10/4/2011

Hawaii will soon become the first state in the nation to call surfing an official high school sport.

10/4/2011

Demand for online distance-learning classes in Nebraska could grow beyond what officials anticipate as more schools turn to technology to help students, a state education official said.

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