Articles: DA Archive

11/1/2010

It's a familiar refrain in American education: African-American children score lower on standardized tests, graduate high school at lower rates, and are considerably more likely to be suspended or expelled than the general population.

11/1/2010

When President Obama first signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, he took much criticism for spending more money—$787 billion more—when the nation was reeling from decades-old debt, a more than 9 percent unemployment rate and a mortgage crisis.

11/1/2010

The responsibilities of the modern school superintendent may already seem boundless, from making the most of shrinking budgets, to working 21st-century skills into the K12 curriculum, to meeting the escalating standards of NCLB testing.

10/1/2010

Misery Loves Company

10/1/2010

States using college admission tests such as the SAT or ACT for measuring achievement of state learning standards are being cautioned to rethink using tests in this manner in a new report from the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University.

10/1/2010

Through the efforts of a group of fifth-graders from Morningside Elementary School in the Granite (Utah) School District, House Joint Resolution 5 was passed by the Utah House of Representatives, the purpose of which was to eliminate car idling and to encourage walking an

10/1/2010

ZAR, a graffiti artist from New Jersey, gets a hand from a young fan at the "Meeting of Styles," which gathered graffiti artists from around the globe on Aug. 28 in Paterson, New Jersey. The Urban Art Foundation hosted the event that transformed P.S.

10/1/2010

Student response systems, which use wireless remotes and sophisticated software to enable teachers to poll their students, are growing in popularity.

10/1/2010

Inspiring kids to pursue STEM education is more than just a good idea—the economic viability of our country's future nearly depends on it.

10/1/2010

A weak economy paired with a national push to improve reading and math as well as other core subjects has left an important skill behind in K12 classrooms—digital media literacy.

10/1/2010

For almost 30 years, thousands of Los Angeles Unified School students in the Mid-Wilshire district have been waking up early to be bused to schools farther away in their district. As of Sept.

10/1/2010

Under pressure to keep spending down but also keep pace with rapid technology changes, many districts are future-proofing their schools—trying to get the most out of their tech spending by providing solutions they will be able to use now and in the future without major, e

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