Teaching & Learning

11/21/2011

11/21/2011

Teachers from two East Oakland (Calif.) elementary schools aim to shake up the status quo in the Oakland school district.

11/18/2011

11/18/2011

Beginning this week, nine states that were the runner-up finalists from last year's Race to the Top competition can apply for a portion of the $200 million Race to the Top round three fund.

11/18/2011

Yes, a college education is certainly "worth it" to the many students for whom college is a way out of cyclical poverty or geographic isolation.

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

Knox County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jim McIntyre, answered questions about the new state teacher evaluations and announced some early results about Knox County teachers at a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening.

11/17/2011

The wave of Hispanics who flooded the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina doesn't appear to have dampened Louisiana families' demand for their children to get a French education.

11/17/2011

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman and National Center of Education and the Economy President Marc Tucker painted a bleak picture of America's future at a promotional event in Washington, D.C., yesterday.

11/17/2011

The Obama administration and some members of Congress have found a new battleground: school lunchrooms.

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

R&B star John Legend is stepping up his efforts to campaign for improvements in schools by joining the board of directors for an education advocacy group.

11/16/2011

Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do?

11/16/2011

The achievement gap between Hawaii's public school special education students and their peers is wider than the national average, partially because they are isolated more than they should be, an evaluation agency reported this week.

11/15/2011

11/15/2011

More students in the Pittsburgh Public Schools scored in the proficient or advanced ranges for reading and math in the 2010-2011 school year than did four years ago. That’s according to the seventh annual Report to the Community on Public School Progress in Pittsburgh, released by A+ Schools, an education advocacy group.

11/15/2011

Twenty years of reform efforts and programs targeting low-income families in Chicago Public Schools has only widened the performance gap between white and African-American students, a troubling trend at odds with what has occurred nationally.

11/14/2011

11/14/2011

The No Child Left Behind Act drove schools to slash programs that don't directly contribute to the goal of higher achievement in reading and math. The technology revolution, with its emphasis on math and science, has further pushed us to prioritize those disciplines.

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

Chicago School Board members Wednesday agreed to give district leaders 2 1/2 years to figure out how to add daily physical education — and the up to 200 new gym teachers it would require — to the longer high school day expected to start next school year.

11/10/2011

After several years of budget cuts on the local level, representatives of Kansas' public music educators painted a bleak picture of the status of music education for members of the Kansas State Board of Education on Tuesday.

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