Articles: Teaching & Learning

Disney's Planet Challenge Heroes

In Disney's Planet Challenge, students nationwide are asked to identify an environmental issue in their local community and come up with a solution that they will manage and document from start to finish.

Professional Development in an Era of Budget Cuts

We asked our advisory panel of administrators what their districts are doing for professional development as they face tighter budgets.

New Study Shows Racially Segregated Schools Not Equal

A new study reports poor performance of minority students, regardless of race or ethnicity, in schools that have mostly minority students since NCLB implementation.

School Health Has Many Faces

Last year, Arkansas gave Springdale (Ark.) Public Schools an award for wide-ranging policies and educational programs that promote the health of students, their families, and school staff.

STEM Education Can Help Prevent the Next Disaster

The gulf drilling explosion on the Deepwater Horizon caused an unprecedented disaster. The most sustainable and forward-thinking answer to prevent the next disaster may lie in education.

Race to the Top or to the Bottom?

Overhauling teacher evaluation systems has the potential to undo some of the good work of past reforms.

The Push for Public Preschool

More districts are seeing the advantages of school readiness and preparing youngsters for their K12 careers.

SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: The Die-Hard Communicator

Margaret Smith, the superintendent of Volusia County (Fla.) School District, uses her collaborative leadership style to get the job done.

The Next Generation of Science Standards

As the nation prepares for common core standards in math and English language arts, a framework to guide new science standards is getting closer.

Study Finds K12 Educators Unprepared to Teach Personal Finance

A new report finds that although a majority of K12 educators believe that financial literacy is an important content area, only a small minority feel qualified to teach it.

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