Teaching & Learning

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

Students and staff at Hulbert Public Schools have given new life to a long-lost music program, and community support is soaring.

11/9/2011

When longtime Tanglewood Elementary teacher Lou Quattrucci was in grammar school, he used to spend months perfecting his cursive signature. That doesn’t happen today.

11/9/2011

State laws that ban soda in schools — but not other sweetened beverages — have virtually no impact on the amount of sugary drinks middle school students buy and consume at school, a new study shows.

11/7/2011

11/7/2011

Public schools must account for every dime of state and federal funding they spend to educate students.

11/7/2011

Along with the traditional reading, writing and arithmetic, students in Jefferson County are learning how to garden.

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

Wisconsin school teachers would have to promote abstinence and marriage over contraception in sex education classes, under a controversial bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday night.

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

A prolonged effort to clarify the state's special education regulations has hit a stumbling block. Many members of the state Board of Education don't understand some of the proposed changes or the impact they would have on a student's ability to get needed services.

11/3/2011

Halloween has passed, and with it all of the goblins, and ghosts and other things intended to leave us frightened.mOr have they? A look at the recent news would lead you to believe New York City's parents are facing the biggest specter of all: that public schools will begin teaching your children sex education.

11/3/2011

A survey, conducted with more than 500 kindergarten teachers across the country, reveals that America's kindergarten teachers believe most young children are unprepared for school when they enter kindergarten, and veteran kindergarten teachers believe that this situation is deteriorating.

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

Wausau (Wis.) School District officials expect to receive about $1.7 million in federal grant money to help enhance the district's physical education and health programs.

11/2/2011

New test scores show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. In reading, eighth-graders showed some progress.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for after-school tutoring, a program many researchers say has been ineffective.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

A study released this week shows that Common Core State Standards in English and mathematics for K-12 education, adopted by Florida last year, align with five comparison standards considered “good indicators of college and career readiness.”

10/31/2011

There are few things more annoying than listening to ignorant, whiny parents complain about a school district teaching their children about sex.

10/31/2011

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow’s non-profit organization, the Manilow Music Project donated more than $300,000 in musical instruments in addition to sponsoring an instrument drive to get even more instruments into the hands of Joplin High School students.

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