Teaching & Learning

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

With schools facing what must feel like ever-shrinking budgets — the 2011 Kansas Legislature most recently slashed $100 million in state spending on K-12 education — and the ever-present reality of layoffs, paraprofessionals are showing their value.

12/6/2011

The family of a boy who drowned during swim class has filed a $15 million claim against the Wenatchee (Wash.) School District. 

12/5/2011

12/5/2011

Fewer than one-third of California students who took a statewide physical fitness test this year managed to pass all six areas assessed, new results show.

12/5/2011

Shelby Intermediate School (N.C.) students gather around the tiny robot.They eagerly tinker with its exterior, making tiny adjustments to the robot’s frame.

12/2/2011

12/2/2011

More than four out of 10 school-aged children in Milwaukee are living in poverty, a jump of nearly 10 percentage points from 2007, according to new estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau that underscore another effect of the Great Recession.

12/2/2011

Staff Development for Educators is proud to announce its selection as one of a distinct group of preferred providers to deliver professional development workshops, and the only approved vendor to provide assistance in conference planning and facilitation to private schools within the Los Angeles (Calif.) Unified School District.

12/1/2011

12/1/2011

With the 2012 GOP race well underway, it's worth taking a look at each candidate's stances on STEM education.

12/1/2011

PTC announced it is working with Caterpillar and STARBASE South Dakota to develop the next generation of engineers in the Black Hills area of South Dakota.

12/1/2011

A four-year U.S. Department of Education evaluation of adolescent literacy programs shows that students in Newark, N.J., Springfield/Chicopee, Mass., and the Ohio State Department of Youth Services who were enrolled in their READ 180 programs significantly outperformed students who were not placed in READ 180 as part of the study.

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

Staff Development for Educators has announced that it has been selected to provide comprehensive curriculum training to support the implementation of the Singapore Math pilot program in six North Carolina elementary schools.

11/30/2011

PCI Education announced the winners of the 20th Anniversary Grant. Hosted by the online community WeAreTeachers, the grant program is designed to provide special education teachers the opportunity to earn money for their classrooms, while sharing best practices with educators across the country.

11/30/2011

When it comes to reducing teen pregnancy and birth rates, abstinence-only sex education just doesn’t work, according to University of Georgia researchers.

11/30/2011

NASA launched its new Mars rover, the Curiosity Rover, from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Nov. 26. During a NASA marketing event, The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am announced a launch of his own: a new initiative to get youth involved and interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

11/29/2011

11/29/2011

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Discovery Education announced that Read to Succeed will continue to award complimentary tickets to Six Flags theme parks to students across the country. Teachers with 10 or more students who participate in and complete the program are also eligible to earn a free ticket.

11/29/2011

Students in the Madison School District's dual-language immersion program are less likely than students in English-only classrooms to be black or Asian, come from low-income families, need special education services or have behavioral problems, according to a district analysis.

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