Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/21/2015 - 5:08pm
Going from middle to high school can be a major adjustment for students. To help students navigate their new experiences, schools are beginning to offer courses, and in some cases, mentoring, to help them make the transition from middle school to the ninth grade.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:13am
A majority of states do not have sexual orientation and gender identity protections in place for their LGBT youth population. Leaving LGBT youth in the hands of their local governments, many of whom are biased against their own LGBT population, is not just irresponsible or ignorant: it's negligent.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:13pm
Advocates of body cameras should understand that they’re not necessarily appropriate for all times and places. We should be wary of normalizing surveillance. Children should grow up thinking of body cameras as tools that hold public servants with guns accountable, not devices worn by all manner of authority figures.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 07/20/2015 - 12:38am
With Common Core and SBAC requirements, curriculums are extremely dense and tight, with little time available for dedicated SAT/ACT preparation. Until more schools offer prep courses and workshops, and because most colleges accept either test, the state should say, “You get to choose — ACT, SAT or both?”
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 07/19/2015 - 5:11pm
Abundant, available unlicensed spectrum is needed to help K12 schools address network congestion in classrooms. Policymakers should make sure our schools have the bandwidth they need, and that it is broadly spread across all communities so that we don’t create a new digital divide in our schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 07/19/2015 - 4:56pm
Ohio's broken charter school law has betrayed Ohio's youngsters by allowing charter schools, which outside experts rate as worse, in many cases, than traditional public schools, to flourish.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:03pm
A recent study out of The Ohio State University shows for athletes competing in high school sports, girls’ sports took the top three spots in regards to the rate of overuse injuries with track leading the way, followed by field hockey and the fast growing sport of lacrosse.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:16am
Writing down their internal motivations and connecting daily efforts to positive goals can help young people solidify their identities as students and locate, ground and ultimately resolve anxiety and the associated stress.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:24am
A group of scientists checked a decade's worth of data about what causes concussions in high school soccer. Their conclusion: While a ban on heading would help decrease head injuries, what the game really needs is better enforcement of rules restricting all sorts of player-to-player contact.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:00am
To ensure Washington legislators fulfill their obligations to provide ample state funding of public schools, the state Supreme Court must ban the use of local levies for basic education and appoint a special master to oversee the process.