Today’s most progressive language instruction covers more than speech. Educators now work to build students’ fluency in the culture behind the words.
The alarming rate of school shootings in recent years has led to the creation of emergency notification systems that can send various types of messages to multiple devices, giving administrators more control.
Low salaries, dismal job satisfaction rates, decreased education funding and a general devaluing of the profession detract future teachers and impede retention. That’s why some districts are turning to creative partnerships to boost hiring.
Co-principals Shy-Quon Ely II and Brooke Beavers, most recently co-leaders of a local charter, will focus on improving test scores, preventing state intervention and establishing closer ties with families and the community.
When coursework shifted to a multimedia focus, Sunnyside High’s CTE classroom was remodeled to accommodate it and promote hand-on learning. The project included replacing traditional tables and chairs with movable workstations.
More school districts now operate winter- and spring-break academies as a way for students to complete courses, retake classes they’ve failed, get a jump-start on other work and increase their chances of on-time graduation.