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A movement to allow students to carry and apply sunscreen in school without written approval is growing, boosted by concerns about skin cancer risks.
PE teachers are motivating students by personalizing exercise with wearable technology such as Fitbits, Apple Watches and Polar sensors.
Integrating the arts into science lessons helps the lowest-performing students retain more content, and doesn’t require much funding to do.
Investing in net-zero energy school buildings can pay dividends to districts down the line.
Detection dogs sniff out drugs, explosives and dangerous weapons, and can be more effective than traditional security staffs in certain situations.
As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes a bigger part of everyday life, schools are integrating study of the technology into curricula across subjects to prepare students for eventual jobs.
By giving more students access to pre-college exams such as the SAT and ACT, better average scores can result.
Following the trend of gamifying instruction, districts are now using training programs that allow users to score points, move up levels and earn other digital rewards.
Nap time has significant academic benefits for preschool and kindergarten students, according to recent research funded by the National Science Foundation.
Many school districts have morphed from education centers into community centers, providing medical care, housing assistance, free meals and other social services.
Facing declines in enrollment, funding and hiring pools, many rural K12 districts work to employ creative solutions to fill gaps and provide the necessary educational resources for students.
As the school psychologist shortage grows, some districts have turned to telehealth to provide mental health care for students.
Amid rising parent and pediatrician concerns about the impact of devices on students’ psychological and social development, some schools have started monitoring the amount of time students spend in front of screens.
Mentorship programs: Pair young officials with veterans to ease their entry into the field. Higher pay: School athletic budgets are often strapped, but better compensation would attract more officials. Improved […]
Verbal abuse, low pay and long hours are driving high school sports officials off fields and disrupting athletic schedules. Participation in interscholastic sports has increased for the past three decades, […]
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