Teaching & Learning

11/29/2011

11/29/2011

Students at elementary schools in Amarillo, Texas, don’t get drawing lessons as a five-year-old finance plan from Republicans led by Governor Rick Perry hasn’t delivered funding needed to avoid cuts and improve education.

11/29/2011

Teach for America is doing all in its power to give students in Miami a better education.

11/28/2011

11/28/2011

EPS, School Specialty’s Literacy and Intervention division, announced that its Academy of MATH online intervention program is now endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) as a comprehensive intervention software tool designed to supplement existing math curriculum.

11/28/2011

Dayton (Ohio) Public Schools has selected the Fast ForWord family of products from Scientific Learning to help build critical language and reading skills in the district’s K-8 students.

11/28/2011

When it's time to renew her son's prescriptions for medicine to treat his attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Roxanne Ryan prepares for another wild goose chase.

11/28/2011

In the past two decades, the Mexican population in New York City has grown more than fivefold, with immigrants settling across the five boroughs.

11/28/2011

The contracts for next school year -- the ones that will actually provide the type of information parents need, such as which programs, curriculum and extracurricular activities will be provided -- will not be approved and made public until probably spring.

11/28/2011

In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami's gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran teachers have had difficulty: raising students' reading and math scores.

11/28/2011

Over the past decade, students in Finland have soared on international measures of achievement. They've continued to post some of the best scores in the developed world in reading, math and science, according to a respected international exam.

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

Backing down from a previous ultimatum, County Executive Ken Ulman has proposed an alternative option for funding artificial turf fields at county high schools. But the school board has yet to weigh in on either option — or even if they want turf fields at all.

11/22/2011

11/22/2011

Empowering Writers helped South Carolina’s Richland 1 School District achieve 11 percent improvement in writing scores. The Empowering Writers methodology maximizes instructional time while providing teachers with strategies for how to teach specific writing skills.

11/22/2011

Classroom furniture is coldly utilitarian at best – it gets the job done, but you wouldn’t consider decorating your home with it.

But how realistically can it be improved?

11/22/2011

As the Penn State University child sexual-abuse scandal unfolded, Millersville University President Francine G. McNairy sent out a missive across her own campus.

11/22/2011

A new Texas Freedom Network Education Fund study shows including teaching about contraception with abstinence has increased during the past three years.

11/21/2011

11/21/2011

Over the past decade, the student population that attends Lawrence (Ind.) Township Schools has changed rapidly. In 2000, white students represented 64 percent of the enrollment. Today, the district is 42 percent white, 38 percent black and 11 percent Hispanic.

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