Articles: Teaching & Learning

3/24/2013

Controversy over so-called “fat letters” mailed from district offices to parents, informing them if they have an overweight, healthy weight or underweight child, is erupting across the nation.

3/22/2013

Since 2004, overall interest in STEM majors and careers among high school seniors has increased by more than 20 percent, according to a new report from STEMconnector, an online STEM news source. And the southern states of the U.S.

3/22/2013

Starting this April, 1,500 eighth graders across nine middle schools in the Ouachita Parish School System in Mo

3/22/2013

A new study found that female elementary students perform as well as their male counterparts in a series of

3/22/2013

In 2014, elementary students in 45 states must know how to type on a computer when the new Common Core State Standards are implemented, but some states are holding on to an old, basic skill—the art of cursive handwriting.

3/20/2013

I have been drawn to the power of satire and parody throughout my life and career, and learned early on that humor can make points more forcefully than other kin

3/18/2013

Though professional athletes have access to top healthcare professionals and state of the art facilities, tightening budgets in U.S. school districts often leave high school sports participants without protective services or proper care after injury.

3/13/2013

While the goal of the Common Core initiative is to establish clear, measurable standards for K12 student

2/20/2013

Abrams Learning Trends, Social Studies Content Area Reading Success, www.abramslearningtrends.com

American Enterprise Institute, What So Proudly We Hail, www.aei.org

2/15/2013
Clark County Superintendent Dwight D. Jones, right, meets with one student last September.

To add to the busy schedules of high school principals and assistant superintendents, they go door-to-door to speak with students—and their parents—in the Clark County (Nev.) School District.

2/12/2013

U.S. education is increasingly going global: The U.S. Department of Education recently announced its first-ever, fully articulated international strategy, designed to strengthen schools and advance the nation’s international priorities.

2/5/2013
social studies

Many social studies teachers are nervous about the coming of Common Core State Standards. With so much emphasis placed on literacy, social studies teachers fear they will see content slashed to leave time for meeting English’s non-fiction standards.

2/5/2013
Lynn B. Moody meets with students on the Sullivan Middle School Student Advisory Council to the Superintendent last December to discuss student issues and concerns.

“Every day on my way home from work I ask myself one question: ‘Did I do anything today that affected the life of one child positively?’” says Rock Hill (S.C.) Public Schools Superintendent Lynn B. Moody.

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