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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.
In November, middle school students from around the globe had the chance to take photos of Earth from the International Space Station. Sally Ride EarthKAM is a program meant to […]
Funding cuts since the recession have drained the accounts of rural districts, which cannot rely on a resurgence in property tax revenues as heavily as urban school systems can. Some […]
Next fall, Houston ISD students will be the first in the nation with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Arabic language. In November, the Houston board of education unanimously […]
The testing boycott has begun: In November, thousands of Colorado high school students refused to take the state’s new science and social studies exams in a widespread protest against the […]
“Deeper learning” is an education buzzword taking hold in education circles, and could be another term for “21st century learning” and “personalized learning” in a list of trendy ideas to […]
A truancy reduction bill sponsored by Sen. Aaron Ford, D-Las Vegas, became law on Jan. 1, and could keep kids from getting behind the wheel. When a student between 14 […]
What do you do when your school district grows by 12,000 students in 10 years? In Rutherford County Schools in central Tennessee, the answer is build. One of the fastest […]
Student-centered CIOs must now focus more on the user experience than onjust keeping networks and machines functioning. “To be successful you have to dedicate 80 percent of your resources toward […]
Security dogs trained to detect the vapors in ammunition and bombs are being used in school district security for the first time. Calhoun County Schools in Alabama became the first […]
As debate over the Common Core continues to spread in major media outlets, local administrators must address parent and community concerns to keep the focus on student learning. “The need […]
After more than two decades, rural schools in South Carolina are tasting a sweet historic victory. The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in November that the state funding formula denies […]
The era of school choice and open enrollment has driven many district leaders to create innovative programs and to more aggressively publicize their offerings to compete with charters and private […]
The term “dual language” makes most educators think of Spanish. But dual-language programs taught in less-common tongues can help families preserve their cultural identities as new generations are born in […]
Education advocacy group ASCD is calling for a two-year moratorium on using standardized test results for teacher or school evaluations. The move represents a growing push nationally to cut back […]
Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born helped create a statewide anonymous tip line for schools that allows students to identify potential threats, such as a student planning to […]
A restorative justice program that focuses less on suspensions and more on students making amends for disruptive behavior is gaining traction in Oakland USD, and will be implemented in all […]