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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 2:31pm
Using tablets, apps and YouTube videos, students at a Minnesota elementary school have added new virtual elements to paintings and other artwork, so their masterpieces include videos that not only get them engaged, but also help them better understand ideas behind the art itself.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 2:12pm
When only 13 percent of sophomores at the Grandview School District in Washington passed the state math exams six years ago, administrators decided to develop their own curriculum.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 1:57pm
One elementary school in Minnesota riffed on the wildly popular Pokémon Go app to create its own virtual reality game that helps incoming students feel more comfortable with beginning the school year in an unfamiliar building.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 1:51pm
Public support for the Common Core standards is plummeting—but that doesn’t mean much to K12. Half of the general population approves of the standards—that’s down from 83 percent just three years ago. Support among teachers has fallen to only 44 percent, according to the latest Education Next survey
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 1:45pm
When the next president takes office in January, he or she will preside over major shifts in the K12 education landscape—from implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and Common Core, to the rollout of nationwide STEM initiatives, to the simmering battles over charters, school choice and teachers unions.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:28pm
Shortly after a teacher inadvertently gave almond biscotti to a student allergic to dairy and nuts, Deerfield Public Schools Superintendent Michael Lubelfeld convened the first of several meetings for parents of students with allergies.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:11am
State Sen. Julie Morrison of Illinois sponsored a law requiring students in all driver’s ed classes to receive instruction on how to interact with a police officer during a traffic stop. The goal is to teach them how to respond properly to avoid panicking or doing anything that might escalate a situation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:03am
The FBI is trying to prevent American youths from joining violent extremist groups—but some K12 groups worry it might unknowingly exacerbate bullying and bigotry in classrooms.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:39am
Young refugees who have fled foreign war zones, religious violence and dire poverty represent some of the country’s most “at-risk” students. In one New York district, for instance, refugee students who recently heard alarms during a fire drill worried the school was being bombed.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:37pm
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