Teaching & Learning

8/22/2013

8/22/2013
The board’s action Tuesday, which gives the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education an opportunity to increase classroom interaction and closely monitor district finances, follows legislation approved earlier this year that removes a two-year waiting period before the state can intervene in struggling schools.
8/22/2013
A federal investigator says Mesa Public Schools has corrected problems that led to a highly allergic fourth-grader’s repeated exposure to peanuts in a classroom last spring.
8/22/2013
The idea is not to entertain but to soothe — and perhaps cut down on discipline problems, said Jim Wright, director of transportation for the Horry County School District that includes this city of almost 20,000 and Myrtle Beach on the northern South Carolina coast.

8/21/2013

8/21/2013
A new pilot program aims to address the lack of women in technology fields by starting early. The AspireIT program, from the nonprofit National Center for Women & Information Technology, pairs female high school and college students with K12 education organizations, such as ISTE and The College Board, to run computing outreach programs for middle school girls.
8/21/2013
The partnership emerges from the demand to incorporate STEM to develop innovative solutions for real-world issues. Currently, the Air Force’s humanitarian and search and rescue missions have increasingly relied on technological advances to save lives threatened by natural disasters.
8/21/2013
The leadership of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, will discuss the state of public school education on Aug. 27 and 28, 2013, in Abington, Pa.
8/21/2013
ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, is pleased to welcome new teachers to the education profession and offer professional development resources to ensure their success during the coming school year.
8/21/2013
In a recent article for The Telegraph, Sugata Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle University, claimed that in today's technologically-advanced world there was no place for teaching grammar or spelling as technology would correct it for us. However, students can't rely on auto correct and spell checker. Advances in technology are no excuse to stop striving for high standards of literacy.
8/21/2013
A state law requiring suicide awareness training in Ohio schools for the first time this year could help stem the tide of a “silent epidemic” that took her son’s life, state Rep. Marlene Anielski says.
8/21/2013
In a report issued Monday, Legal Aid of North Carolina blasted the disciplinary system in the Wake County Public School System, calling it a "school-to-prison pipeline."
8/21/2013
From deep breathing exercises to flexible schedules and even recess at the high school level, schools are instituting programs to help students better handle their stressful lives.

8/20/2013

8/20/2013
Surrounded by colorful number cards, beads and blocks, dozens of elementary teachers from across Louisville sat inside a packed training room last week, learning a new way of teaching math that focuses on problem-solving and in-depth understanding.

8/19/2013

8/19/2013
Minority and low-income parents are more likely to see serious problems in their schools—from low expectations to bullying to out-of-date technology and textbooks—than those who are affluent or white, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Poll.
8/19/2013
With the average American child spending up more than 20 hours a week in school, it follows that they’re doing a good part of their daily eating there as well. Here’s an update on changes that state and federal health officials are making to ensure that what kids are noshing on in between class nourishes their bodies as well as their brains.

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