Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:24am
Two of Austin ISD’s middle schools will begin operating as single-gender schools next fall. The Young Men’s Leadership Academy at Garcia Middle School and the Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Pearce Middle School will enroll 600 sixth, seventh and eighth graders, and will focus on college readiness.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:19am
Sixth grade students at Quest to Learn, a New York City public school, recently got a two-week break from regular class work to build a giant Rube Goldberg machine. The project required students to use physics and geometry skills to build a complex scheme of pulleys and tubes to accomplish the simple act of popping a balloon.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:56am
A carnival with a twist is coming to the West coast this spring. Instead of eating cotton candy and riding Ferris wheels, students will navigate a laser maze and measure their strength in volts—all while learning engineering skills.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 2:15am
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:01pm
Students at Frazier International Magnet School in Chicago were treated to a fresh-painted gymnasium, classrooms and hallways thanks to School Makeover, a national charity team-building program that equips groups of 500 to 1,000 people to make over a local school in two hours.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:53pm
The town of Hopkinton, Mass., has served as the starting point for Boston Marathon since 1924. Now, Hopkinton Middle School is incorporating the town’s historical connection with the iconic race into a new curriculum called “Desire to Inspire.”
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 2:48pm
Third-grade students from five Colquitt Elementary Schools are doing something different with PE. Thanks to the “Action Packed Family” program, these kids are learning how to fight obesity by eating healthy and staying active.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:34am
The wireless networks at six high schools in the Madison County Schools in Alabama are now humming at full power after administrators figured out how to prevent a new wave of new smartphones, tablets and other devices from overwhelming bandwidth capacity.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 3:23pm
The rollout of the Common Core State Standards in classrooms nationwide this school year has been “bumpy” as states struggle to provide professional development for teachers, align curricular materials and create assessments that adequately measure the standards, according to a report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 1:36pm
A first-of-its-kind online learning platform--developed by a special education teacher--is bringing critical digital and life skills to Philadelphia students with autism and developmental disorders.