Articles: Teaching & Learning

STEM Education Can Help Prevent the Next Disaster

It is within the academic realm of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that the foundations for future disaster-aversion could be built.

SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: Lone Star

In education, Texas has been a source of both controversy and innovation. The First of a Three State Series.

Improving Teacher Recruitment, Evaluation and Training Systems with Assistance from Business

Pittsburgh Public Schools was the focus this year of a competition at UC Berkeley in addition to winning a $40 million grant from the Gates Foundation for their Empowering Effective Teachers initiative.

Unprecedented Move for Environmental Literacy

Proposed No Child Left Inside bill would create room in the education budget for environmental education.

Career-Oriented Curriculum Delivers Critical Skills

An increasing number of students are finding themselves mingling among professionals with internships in local businesses—the culmination of a work-based learning curriculum.

Are Gender Stereotypes Taught in School?

Female elementary school teachers may project a fear of math onto their female students, according to a new study.

Legislation to Set New Rules for Students on the Playing Field

Over 40 states are currently developing legislation that will set standards for when a student athlete can return to the playing field.

Sports for Life

Physical education classes incorporate alternative activities for students to lead healthier lives.

RTI Goes Mainstream

Increased education funding and new software and products motivate more districts to buy in to Response-to-Intervention.

The Eyes of America Are on Texas

In May, the Texas State Board of Education will hold a final vote on a radical new social studies curriculum to be used for the next seven to 10 years.

New Studies Renew Sex Education Debate

Two recent reports detailing rates of teenage pregnancy and sexual activity have renewed debate about abstinence-based sex education.

FLAP Grant Provides Critical Language Support Programs

$12.4 million in grant money was given to public primary and secondary schools to support "critical foreign languages" such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian, to help students compete in a global marketplace.

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