Gut Check: The Microbiome Game is a scientific, strategic and competitive board game designed for scientists and students that teaches about the well-being of the microbiome and beneficial, opportunistic and pathogenic microbes, infections and events.
Regardless of where one stands on the debate it’s worth remembering that school lunches were once uncontroversial. And surely we can all agree on the importance of their original role: a means to make sure children are well fed and healthy, so they can grow and learn and better the nation.
Superintendent Karen Garza is resigning her post heading up Virginia's Fairfax County Public Schools to take a position as president and CEO of Battelle for Kids, an Ohio-based education organization. She has worked with the 10th largest school district in the nation since 2013.
Beginning this school year, students in nine of Albany County School District #1’s 15 schools will use the Fast ForWord online reading and language intervention from Scientific Learning Corp.
Global Classroom will use the proprietary PageWerkz eLearning platform to develop and deliver dynamic content for the Compete With Yourself system of assessments and progress tools, including using PageWerkz to power CWY's mathematics content for primary/elementary school students.
Keeping kids engaged in learning is not solely a school issue; families and communities must be part of the answer. If children are hanging out near businesses during school hours, adults should question them. Neighbors need to notice when children are home too often. Schools and families must use the online portals that can keep track of student attendance in school.
A letter from the Maryland Attorney General's Office says Gov. Larry Hogan might have exceeded his authority when he mandated that public schools start after Labor Day.
Many students struggled to integrate into Mexican schools because they couldn’t read or write in Spanish. Others weren’t in school at all because they lacked the necessary accreditations.
City schools saw a 10 percent decrease in school-related arrests in the last school year compared to the year before, and a 37 percent decline in summonses issued by the NYPD School Safety Division. And, there were roughly 500 major crimes in schools last year, marking the first time the number fell below 700.
In wake of newspaper investigation into restrictive quotas, House Speaker Joe Straus vows to work with the Texas Education Agency to address concerns about a monitoring system that has led school districts to keep thousands of children with disabilities out of special education.
Test Innovators, a test prep platform for the ISEE and SSAT, is launching personalized prep tools and support for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) through its online platform. As part of the launch, Test Innovators will be providing free study materials for the PSAT for a limited time.
Not all schools screen students for mental health issues, and when they do, the practice varies widely across states. Even if students are successfully identified, many places lack the community based mental health treatment options that would be needed to help them.
The African American Girls and Young Women Achievement Program aims to give female students a place they can find support and encouragement to help them achieve academic success. It follows the highly regarded African American Male Achievement Program the district started in 2010.
Sexuality is a common human trait, but the ways that schools teach about sex varies radically around the globe, from comprehensive sex education in progressive countries like the Netherlands and Sweden to abstinence-only programs in some parts of the United States.
A Colorado-based online giving program designed for kids and families was launched with the help of Colorado Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne. KidsforColoradoGives.org inspires the next generation of givers and is a kid-friendly addition to the ColoradoGives.org website, which powers Colorado Gives Day.