News Update

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.

District Tackles Text-Messaging Policies

Text messaging while driving in Lee County (Fla.) Public Schools is prohibited.

ACLU Appeals Single-Sex Classroom Decision in Louisiana

The ACLU appealed a case against the Vermilion Parish (La.) Public School District for instituting gender-separate classes.

Central Office Transformation Can Support Teaching and Learning

New study highlights how central office staff can transform their roles to support teaching and learning district-wide.

People Watch

Farm Fresh or Fries: How Much Is Good Nutrition Worth?

Washington faces reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act this fall.

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.

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.

A Brighter Vision for Summer School

New and Innovative summer programs attempt to stimulate students academically rather than provide sheer credit recovery or test prep classes that get kids "through" the tests.

The Missing Link: Uniting Researchers and Practitioners for Mathematics Curriculum

A new report from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) aims to find common goals between mathematics researchers and practitioners.

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