Articles: Teaching & Learning

2/21/2012
Kids collaborate on an assignment in an after-school program.

Effective after-school and expanded learning programs can play a vital role in student success.

2/20/2012

Let’s be honest. Flipping the classroom and using clickers and other new products can only have a modest impact on student achievement. Why?

2/20/2012
Maria G. Ott on May 15, 2011, the opening day of Rowland's Blandford Elementary School.

Known for its cultural diversity, Rowland Unified School District (RUSD) in Rowland Heights, Calif., takes the “unified” in its name very seriously, says Superintendent Maria G.

2/20/2012
An elementary school teacher at Dublin City (Ohio) Schools guides students through a group reading in class.

Principal observes teacher for 50 minutes. Principal completes checklist. Principal tells teacher what she needs to work on.

2/20/2012

We at DA keep our ears to the ground and our noses to the grindstone always looking for new stuff to keep you, our readers, well informed.

1/27/2012
language learning students in China FLAP grant

While in the fourth year of a five-year Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) federal grant, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) learned in late December that Congress had cut the grant’s final year of funding.

1/27/2012

Red Bull, Rockstar and Monster are multibillion-dollar leaders in the energy drink industry.

1/26/2012

We haven’t seen this big a change in education in 500 years. Every learner with an Internet connection can build a personalized, global network of people and information.

1/26/2012

It’s a drug prevention conversation—and program—that was largely missing as recently as a decade ago in most middle and high schools.

1/26/2012
Singapore girls

If the results of the most recent international achievement tests were graded on a curve, U.S. students probably would rank somewhere in the B range.

1/26/2012
No Excuses University

Two-thirds of the Amarillo Independent School District’s 33,000 students enrolled on 53 campuses qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.

1/23/2012

American underachievement and the best ways to reverse it has become an ongoing and urgent national conversation among educators and politicians, as well as a public embarrassment every three years when the OECD’s (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) P

12/23/2011

When I was young, I loved puzzles. My favorite childhood toys were the Rubik’s Cube and the wooden tangram set my grandmother gave me. I’d request logic problems over bedtime stories from my father.

12/23/2011

Gene R. Carter is a veteran educator with experience as a private and public school teacher, public school administrator, university professor and author.

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