Teaching & Learning

7/11/2013

7/11/2013
A survey presented at the 2013 Childhood Obesity Conference (using data from a Kaiser Permanente poll) revealed that 90% of Americans think schools have a responsibility when it comes to fighting childhood obesity.
7/11/2013
The analysis examines both student performance over the eight-year period and the rate of improvement on test scores to determine how states are performing compared to national averages in advance of the start of Common Core-based tests.
7/11/2013
UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute has found that only 1% of students are majoring in computer science, and 0.3% of those are women, despite computer science skills being in high demand. Patton believes that robotics can help address that asymmetry by making computing more interesting for girls.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013
Schools are rethinking summer school this year in response to the state’s new third-grade reading guarantee.
7/10/2013
This new book by author and researcher Robert J. Marzano and teacher-effectiveness expert Michael D. Toth lays out a framework for the “next generation” of teacher evaluation, including providing recommendations for using technology platforms to enable teacher collaboration.
7/10/2013
When Sean Killary and Sam Morgan graduated from the Berklee College of Music, they said they wanted to create a place for young musicians to hang out. So they opened a music-teaching studio in downtown Millburn (N.J.) and each room is packed with digital technology so students can learn while recording their work.

7/9/2013

7/9/2013
The Centinela Valley Union High School District is opening two charter schools that will cater to adults -- one for inmates of the Los Angeles County jail system and the other for people who have dropped out of high school.
7/9/2013
With choice programs poised to go statewide, some Wisconsin lawmakers have voiced concern that students with disabilities will be left behind.
7/9/2013
It's summer break, but classes were still in session at the Ramón C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts -- at least for teachers.

7/8/2013

7/8/2013
Achievement First Bridgeport Academy, which has 10 schools in Connecticut, has come under scrutiny with the recent release of state reports that show that most of its schools have among the highest suspension and expulsion rates in the state, even for children in kindergarten and first grade.
7/8/2013
The Cleveland school district's improvement plan for 13 schools this upcoming school year will bring major changes for some and smaller, but substantial, ones for others. Teachers will receive special training at all 13 schools, some of which will get new principals and see significant staff changes.

7/3/2013

7/3/2013
A series of nationwide executive leadership summits have been held to foster discussion about the future of online and blended learning. The events highlighted solutions being implemented to meet a range of district needs, including courses that meet the upcoming Common Core standards.
7/3/2013
The New Media Consortium opened enrollment for its free, online mini-course, “Applications of Social Media for STEMx Teaching,” which will take place on Facebook. The NMC is the first known education organization to offer a course that takes place exclusively on a Facebook community page.
7/3/2013
One of the most exciting projects to be funded by the Minnesota sales-tax extension is a new Career Technical Education Center at Heintz—aka C-TECH. The city of Rochester is investing $6.5 million for a new, state-of-the-art facility where Rochester public schools and Rochester Community and Technical College, MnSCU and the local business community will team up to offer vocational training to high school students from Rochester and the surrounding region.

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