High-poverty schools have higher rates of teacher turnover and more inexperienced teachers, on average. Practical classroom experience could make all the difference for the newest crop of teachers. The teaching practice can also help weed out young people who may realize that teaching isn’t for them.
This next generation of service is designed to keep up with the proliferation of devices needing a mobile internet connection, says Lenny Schad, District Administration’s chief information and innovation officer and technology editor-at-large.
Our international competitors are preparing their children for increasingly sophisticated, continually evolving jobs. We need to re-envision and strengthen our career and technical education to prepare students for both college and careers. Otherwise, our students’ skills will be under-matched, says Pedro Martinez, San Antonio ISD’s superintendent.
It’s crucial for adolescents and young adults to receive mental health care and emotional support. However, teens aren’t always eager to speak about their suffering. But when it comes to treating the continuum of trauma, studies show art and music can calm the body’s stress response, which can help adolescents feel safer in the classroom.
Personalized learning, though premised on differentiating one student from another, has seemed to work best when it attends, first and foremost, to the needs of teachers as a group. If tech is, indeed, merely a tool of personalized learning, then what does that make the teacher?
From a bird’s eye view, U.S. public schools seem to have become a lot more diverse since the days of segregated education. In the civil rights era, 8 out of every 10 students were white. Today, there’s no longer any one racial group that holds a majority in public schools.
Ruling in one of the largest assessment challenges in Philadelphia’s history, a judge ordered the city and school district to repay commercial property owners nearly $50 million after finding their properties were unconstitutionally targeted for revaluation due to “political pressure” to boost revenue.
The Woot Tutor Package for fifth- to 12th-grade students who are struggling in math includes a combination of personalized online tutoring sessions with a math teacher, life skills coaching sessions, access to a homework help hotline and the Woot Math adaptive learning software.
Maine school districts are reshaping their policies for feeding students in response to a bundle of new state laws aimed at reforming public school nutrition programs. The laws range from banning so-called “food shaming” to adding new after-school snack programs.
A current Scottsdale school board member has asked Arizona’s top law enforcement agency to scrutinize whether the former board violated the state’s Open Meeting Law. The district was mired in controversy in 2017 and 2018, ultimately resulting in the ouster of its superintendent and the indictment of its former chief financial officer.
America needs teachers. A majority of the country’s most experienced K–12 educators are expected to retire in the next few years, while research suggests that thousands of others will likely leave the profession prematurely, citing job dissatisfaction and financial reasons. How can we get more people to join the profession?