Teaching & Learning

5/15/2012

5/15/2012

The Benetech DIAGRAM Center has released an open source web application for creating and editing crowdsourced image descriptions in books used by students with print disabilities.

5/15/2012

It's graduation season, and new research offers yet another reason to congratulate someone who has completed at least nine years of education: They're likely to live longer.

5/15/2012

A new study found one in three young adults with autism had no post-secondary education or employment in the years after graduating from high school.

5/15/2012

On Sunday, The New York Times introduced the series “Degrees of Debt,” which examines “the implications of soaring college costs and the indebtedness of students and their families.”

5/15/2012

Of course it would take monstrous forces to drive families from their homelands.

5/14/2012

5/14/2012

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law the controversial bill that would ban teachers from discussing any so-called gateway sexual activity in sex education courses.

5/14/2012

YourTeacher announced the release of their first math iBook for schools: Algebra 1. Available exclusively at Apple’s iBookstore, YourTeacher’s patent-pending math iBook is the world’s first ‘Textbook with a Teacher Inside'.

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

Staff Development for Educators is partnering with Dr. Yeap Ban Har, one of the world’s foremost experts in Singapore Math, to conduct advanced two-day institutes on August 2–3 in Houston, Texas and August 6-7 in Oak Lawn, Illinois. 

5/11/2012

NBC Learn and Carnegie Learning, Inc. announced they are teaming up to produce “Decision 2012: Election Math” – a collection of free online math education resources related to the 2012 election season, developed especially for middle and high school teachers and students.

5/11/2012

Despite years of educators' complaints that reading and math are crowding out other school subjects, new findings from the federal government show that USA middle-schoolers' basic knowledge of science is improving — at least a bit.

5/11/2012

Remember school lunches? Some of it was good -- the cookies, sometimes the pizza, mostly the items that would make any self-respecting nutritionist cringe. But in the past 15 years or so, schools have come under fire for serving a hot mess of carbs, salt, and too many trans fats.

5/11/2012

Following a controversial state ban on bake sales in schools, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a budget amendment Wednesday that would allow individual cities and towns to decide whether they wish to prevent the sale of sweets during the school day.

5/11/2012

Six high school students from the Chicago Vocational Career Academy were scheduled to serve Congress a lunch Thursday that featured chicken raised without antibiotics, just like much of the chicken now on the menu in public schools back home.

5/11/2012

The Florida Board of Education was to consider more changes to how the state grades schools, including special needs students and those learning English, at its meeting Thursday in Tampa.

5/11/2012

The Ohio Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to hold back some third-graders not reading at grade level. But Gov. John Kasich, who originally proposed the concept, said the Senate’s version undermines his vision to improve education.

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