Articles: Teaching & Learning

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.

Simulating Real-World STEM Skills

How Prince George's County (Md.) Public Schools improved their STEM learning subjects to get up to par with their statewide counterparts.

Proposed Bill Would Create a Nation of Bilingual Students

Many language advocates are hoping to see the Elementary and Secondary Education Act promptly picked up by the 112th Congress in January—with the Excellence and Innovation in Language Learning Act included.

A Call for Technology Leadership

New recommendations urge every superintendent to have a technology strategy—or risk falling behind.

A School District's Rise from Mediocrity

A North Carolina district, which was plagued with underperforming schools in the 1990s, revamped its leadership, instruction and culture to be a class act for the 21st century—and an example for other districts.

Finding New Solutions for ELL Assessments

Current assessments have been criticized because they are said to be unfair for ELL students. Enhanced Assessment Grants are aimed at curbing this academic impasse.

Teaching about Islam

Recent news reports of potential bias and discrimination against Muslims bring calls for teaching Islam in public schools.

Are You a Rock Star?

Rock star status, by my definition, tends to be conferred upon people who are able to reach a large number of people with their work and, as a result, affect change.

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