Cheerleaders at a North Carolina high school have found themselves under a national spotlight for displaying a political banner at a school event. One state representative asked why students were being punished for exercising their First Amendment rights and requests to know what rule had been violated.
As part of their districtwide aim to redefine high academic expectations, Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) leveraged the power of feedback and formative assessment to guide instruction, increase student success and support teachers. The result? A record-breaking percentage of CCPS students passed AP exams in 2019.
There’s more at stake than the educational benefits of having black teachers for black students. Ultimately, all students benefit from teachers of color, as exposure to individuals from all walks of life can reduce stereotypes, prevent unconscious bias and prepare students to succeed in a diverse society.
PBLWorks has partnered with Students Rebuild, a program of the Bezos Family Foundation, to create an English, math and science unit for the upcoming Hunger Challenge. Students participating in the challenge research hunger and malnutrition and develop potential solutions to these issues.
For many, a broader range of career options is only discovered later, near the end of high school or even in college, when the financial clock starts ticking. They must then scramble to make a decision that may not be the right one. Career exploration should be more of a priority in the K–12 world, and it should start in middle school.
Construction classes at Hamilton Heights High School are giving students a hands-on education. This program, the first State Earn and Learn Program of its kind in Indiana, was developed through a partnership with the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation.
Idaho is one of a handful of states that uses bonds and levies as the only way to fund new construction in school districts. To diminish how much local taxpayers are footing, several districts are asking for the state to pay for half of school districts’ bond payments for new facilities or make school districts eligible to collect impact fees.
The vaping market is crowded with sleek, camouflaged devices, including the newest addition of a hood with drawstrings that can be used as a vaping device. They have teachers and parents struggling to monitor illicit usage of a product that has surged in popularity among high schoolers.
Just one of 11 charter school applications were approved by the Shelby County Schools board, the lowest number since charter schools began opening in Memphis in 2003. The decisions were made under a new charter school policy that allows the district to decide where to open schools based on neighborhood needs.
Wolfram Research launched Wolfram|Alpha Notebook Edition, bringing advanced technical computing that does not require programming knowledge to students and educators. … Ceres USD in California is expanding its use of SchoolMint, Inc.’s Hero K12 school climate improvement tool to all elementary, middle and high schools beginning with this school year.
When Syracuse City School District (SCSD) educators realized many of their adolescent students had significant reading difficulties, they needed a comprehensive intervention to help those students reach grade-level success. See how LANGUAGE! Live brought SCSD to districtwide success with literacy brain science.