Articles: Teaching & Learning

Saying Goodbye to the 2 Percent Rule

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has urged more inclusion in the classroom and an end to the “2 percent rule,” which disguises the performance of students with special needs to boost a school’s scores.

New School Will be Both Sustainable and STEM Inspiring

The new Gloria Marshall Elementary School, opening this fall in Texas, will sport an aquatic pond, a butterfly garden, an above-ground cistern and a wind turbine.

Helping STEM Take Root

School districts ramp up science, technology, engineering and math curriculum as it gains more attention locally and nationally.

Global Learning Scales Up

Districts build on the success of private, internationally oriented schools and foreign language programs.

Mandarin Chinese Made Personal

At Socorro's Eastlake High School, ninth graders have begun learning Mandarin Chinese using an online tool.

Professional Development 2.0

Social networking has become a quick and efficient way for K12 administrators to gain professional development.

Helping Districts Recover From Tragedy

In December, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools gave $50,000 each to three districts recovering from multiple student suicides.

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