Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 9:25am
Educators constantly face challenges that require resources that may be in short supply. But this round’s Districts of Distinction honorees show a surplus of creativity, innovation and problem-solving skills that are increasing student achievement and graduation rates and, most importantly, facilitating education.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:38am
With the ever-increasing reach of technology and the corresponding growth of STEAM-related curricula, it is challenging to find the right tools to help bring such concepts into the classroom in engaging, student-friendly ways. STEAM-focused classroom products also must easily integrate into existing lesson plans.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:26am
Other recommended books focus on rewiring the brain for critical thinking, how principals can hone leadership skills and how to teach energy concepts across all science disciplines.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 8:06am
Students living in states with an antibullying law that includes at least one U.S. Department of Education-recommended legislative component had lower reported bullying and cyberbullying rates compared to students living in states without such legal provisions, according to recent research.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 7:56am
Kicking a soccer ball might feel a bit like poetry—the power of your foot sending the ball curling through the air to a teammate or into the back of a net. Washington, D.C., teacher Julie Kennedy has for the past 20 years paired verse with the world’s most popular sport to provide a safe haven for thousands of urban students.