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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:07am
Principals shifting their roles from building manager to instructional leader need more extensive PD to ensure top performance from teachers and students, according to a new policy brief from ASCD.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 9:58am
An Ohio law requiring certain ratios of art teachers, nurses, librarians and other staff was struck down by the state board of education in April. The state now joins most others nationwide that allow local administrators to control personnel decisions, and superintendents are facing pressure to keep these positions amid budget cuts.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 9:48am
In today’s education landscape, it’s common for teachers, school counselors and administrators to encourage students to graduate high school and earn a four-year college degree. For years, we have seen this as the “right” path and perhaps the only path to success. But this one-size-fits-all approach isn’t a viable one.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 05/15/2015 - 9:40am
Relegating handwriting to the back burner of early childhood education ignores the close relationship between fine motor skill development and early success in math and reading. Technology isn’t the enemy, but jumping to keyboards and calculators before mastering pencil and paper may not be developmentally appropriate for young learners.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:32pm
Students in Port Angeles School District in Washington get a taste of the real world of science from their local river. For the past 10 years, they have been working like true scientists collecting and analyzing data gathered from the Elwha River in nearby Olympic National Park near the Pacific coast.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:21pm
Reading programs that are compatible with mobile devices allow students to improve reading and literacy skills in and outside the classroom. On the educator side, many new products track students’ progress and offer assessment tools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:37pm
The U.S. public school system’s focus on struggling students leaves high-achievers—especially minorities, the economically disadvantaged and English-language learners —without a challenging enough education, experts say.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:05pm
The biggest changes in reading instruction center on embedding literacy across all subjects. Engineering concepts, for example, can be used to break down the plots of stories and analyze characters. And ESL specialists should collaborate with subject teachers to align instruction so students are learning the same words and concepts.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:44pm
As Common Core standards require students to write extensively across the curriculum, more districts are using automated assessment tools to save teachers time and give students immediate analysis.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 4:34pm
Widespread use of digital learning materials, an intensifying focus on achievement and the influx of digital devices into classrooms are increasing districts’ need to have some form of learning management systems (LMS), experts say.