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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:32pm
Magnet schools have made a big comeback in America’s education system, offering curricula that span the spectrum—from medicine to the arts to language immersion. The revitalized programs provide plenty of hands-on experience, while the academic themes are infused into traditional classes such as math and English.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:41pm
Many state education departments remain silent on how districts should handle parent requests for opting students out of PARCC or Smarter Balanced testing. Some states allow families to opt out for religious or disability reasons, while others mandate assessments but have no consequences for non-participation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:31pm
New York City students are getting a taste of carpentry and other trades through a partnership with the National Park Service focused on refurbishing historical buildings.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:50pm
Providing students with the right academic resources is crucial to their success. Whether it’s finding printed books, e-books or other research materials, new software can help librarians organize materials and make them easy to find.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:23pm
When a classroom is sweltering, nobody is productive. More and more teaching days are being lost to hot, humid weather even though there is a way to mitigate the problem: air conditioning. But the challenge is justifying the cost of installation and maintenance at a time when competition for budget money is fierce.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:59pm
Only a handful of school districts attempt rigorous, round-the-clock monitoring of social media traffic to spot threats against their schools or students. Leaders in these districts say the extra level of security acts as an early-warning system that can prevent young people from hurting themselves or others.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:43pm
Data shows that nearly every racial and ethnic subgroup has seen a growth in graduation rates. There are lots of grants out there to continue the progress—make sure your district is ready to go after them.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:26pm
In The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education, Vanessa Rodriguez and co-author Michelle Fitzpatrick go to the intersection of education, neuroscience and daily experience to explore how the mind of a teacher works, and more important, how it can be made more effective.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 3:11pm
Immersing students at Cave Creek USD with foreign language catapulted them above state average test scores. Superintendent Debbi C. Burdick and the governing board launched a world language program that included Spanish and Chinese programs beginning in elementary school.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:47am
A mentorship program’s $200 incentive for academic achievement is motivating students in a district located in the heart of the declining automotive industry. "Champions of Wayne" was created by a school psychologist who mentored a handful of students and engraved their names on a trophy if they achieved an academic goal.