Articles: Teaching & Learning

10/23/2013

For years, schools have focused on preparing students for jobs that require a four-year degree from a university, and federal and state education policies “have prioritized college preparation over career preparation,” says Ashley Parker, spokesperson for the Association

10/22/2013

Growing demand and a shortage of qualified foreign language teachers has opened the door for commercial companies, including Rosetta Stone and Middlebury Interactive, to enter the educational marketplace.

10/21/2013

Nearly half of all students in public schools are now considered low income and therefore eligible for free or reduced lunch.

10/18/2013
Amanda Ripley says schools overseas do a better job teaching students critical thinking skills.

When journalist Amanda Ripley was assigned to learn why the United States fared poorly on the global PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) test, she was in for a surprise.

10/17/2013

Teachers are the single most important factor in student learning. Yet, our field as a whole spends little time ensuring that only the best teachers enter our classrooms—and even less time ensuring that the best teachers feel supported.

10/16/2013

Some educators are making a push to bring a renewed emphasis to social studies, as subjects like history and civics have taken a backseat to math, scienc

10/14/2013

Opponents of the Common Core State Standards say they have a variety of concerns about the effects the standards will have on school districts’ curriculum.

10/14/2013

A Connecticut school district in the suburbs of New York City violated the IDEA by denying special education students the proper services for the past

9/26/2013
About 1 in 6 students are now diagnosed with a developmental disability, according to a 2011 study in the journal Pediatrics.

Relationships between school districts and the parents of special needs students are notoriously adversarial, and lawyers sometimes get involved in the disputes that aris

9/25/2013

The question of whether prior experience as an educator should be a required qualification for superintendents has been asked for a number of years.

9/23/2013
David Kirp’s book new book is "Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools."

David Kirp’s book, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools (Oxford University Press, 2013), is different from many education titles on the market.

9/20/2013
(Photo: U.S. Air Force) Members of the U.S. Air Force and Army examine a map to determine the placement of disaster-response facilities in Illinois.

Developing small robotic helicopters that can navigate rooms on their own is a task usually left to engineering experts. But now, students seeking hands-on STEM experience can work with U.S.

9/19/2013

The substantial number of high school graduates who land in higher education unprepared academically and have to take remedial courses to catch up are more likely than other students to quit before earning a two- or four-year diploma.

9/17/2013

Students who earn college credit while pursuing their diploma at early college high schools are more likely to graduate and go on to higher education than their peers wh

9/16/2013
Actress Mayim Bialik and Steven C. Schlozman, Harvard Medical School professor and “zombie expert,” teach zombie-themed science concepts.

Zombies will be feeding the minds of STEM students using a new program created by Texas Instruments that blends science and math concepts with popula

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