Articles: Teaching & Learning

Starving for Recess

Elementary schools that buck tradition and place recess before lunch consistently report improvements in student nutrition and behavior.

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.

Helping STEM Take Root

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

The Redesign of AP Science and History Programs

This redesign will help to deepen and enrich students' readiness to become our next generation of scientists, engineers and historians.

Teaching Students to Solve Problems

Glen Rock (N.J.) curriculum chief Kathleen Regan says key to the equation is integrated STEM lessons.

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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