Teaching & Learning

8/16/2013

8/16/2013

Cedarbrook Middle School will delay its first day of school, scheduled for Sept. 3, due to a mold problem, according to Cheltenham School District. Superintendent Natalie Thomas described Cedarbrook’s mold issue to be a “fairly significant” problem and added that the district did not anticipate the school to open Sept. 4 either.

8/16/2013

The Shelby County Board of Education is expanding its science and technology programs this year by offering Chelsea Middle School the same robotics course available at Oak Mountain Middle School.

8/16/2013

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee has approved a bill that would cut the National Endowment for the Arts by 49 percent. I think this is a terrible idea and call on our congressional delegation to reject this cut.

8/15/2013

8/15/2013

In the spring of 2012, a Good Samaritan paid for school lunches at R.C. Hinsdale Elementary School in Edgewood after some students were forced to throw out their tray of food and instead eat an alternative snack of cheese and crackers during state testing.

8/15/2013

Uniforms were once required mostly by U.S. private and parochial schools. More public schools have begun to require them. Many school principals are advocating a uniform policy citing its positive impact on issues like peer pressure, classroom discipline, student safety and bullying.

8/15/2013

Two recent events – one on the east coast and one on the west coast – raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.

8/14/2013

8/14/2013

If you could travel back in time, what career advice would you give yourself? This question was posed to current and former private sector CIOs. They were asked to write letters to their former selves, and this is what they had to say.

8/14/2013

As students head back to school for the start of the 2013–14 school year, ASCD—the international education association—offers a new selection of professional development opportunities to enable educators at every level to support the success of each learner.

8/14/2013

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) joined the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) in urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to follow standards—carefully developed by U.S. Supreme Court rulings—for determining a school district’s liability in cases of harassment.

8/14/2013

California schools may give students insulin injections and other medications without having to call in licensed nurses, the state's highest court ruled Monday.

8/13/2013

8/13/2013

Illinois schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control and sexually transmitted diseases — not just abstinence — under a bill that Gov. Pat Quinn has said he’ll sign into law.

8/13/2013

US middle schools hosted 6,725 Chinese middle schoolers in 2011, up from just 65 in 2006, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

8/12/2013

8/12/2013

At most, only one of every five students asking to be transferred out of their low-performing Buffalo schools will be granted their request this coming school year, according to a new plan released today by Buffalo Public Schools.

8/12/2013

Are single-sex classes really an effective way to educate our children?

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