Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 2:33pm
Schools feeling an increasing need to provide student mental health services are partnering with nonprofits to open on-campus clinics as budget cuts have left many districts with fewer psychologists, counselors, and social workers.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 11:00am
A human-like robot that can mimic emotions and play interactive games can help students with autism develop social skills.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:55am
Native American students face a dropout rate of over 12 percent—more than double that of their white peers and higher than that for black and Asian students, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:46am
The total unfunded liability of U.S. teacher pensions is currently anywhere from $390 billion to $1 trillion, according to recent estimates.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:42am
Bullies may use text messages to harass their classmates. But many school districts now have anonymous texting systems that let students alert administrators to the bullies themselves.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:30am
In his first speech dedicated to education, Mayor Vince Gray refrained from laying out any dramatic new proposals, instead highlighting the city's recent successes in public education and stressing the need for continuity.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:13am
Washington state Superintendent Randy Dorn has repeatedly told lawmakers that anything less than $1.4 billion in new revenue over the next biennium will not satisfy even the minimum requirements of the 2007 McCleary lawsuit, requires the state to live up to its constitutional duty to make ample provision for the education of all Washington children.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 9:37am
The U.S. education system is slipping behind other nations, and the widening achievement gap between rich and poor students is threatening the country's global competitiveness, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 6:13pm
In Maryland, a group of students ponder which depiction of the Nativity shows true beauty: A 14th-century Giotto, a 16th-century Barocci or a 20th-century William Congdon. The students attend just one of several hundred “classical” schools around the country—institutions designed to reflect the history of Western civilization, rather than the latest classroom trends.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 2:26pm
School supply lists have been a staple of the back-to-school experience for millions of families for decades, and Mead® and Five Star® notebooks and accessories have been on those lists as brands teachers trust and recommend for just as long. Now – through the new TeacherLists.com service – those lists are easier for teachers to post and share and easier for parents to find.