The number of homeless students in the US doubled between the 2006-07 and 2013-14 school years to more than 1.3 million. Erin Ingram, lead author of a recent study about the issue, discusses why this data may not reflect the total number of homeless students in schools.
The role of the chief technology officer in K-12 education has changed since it first began to be necessary about two decades ago. In this interview, four veteran CTOs discuss the importance of the role and how it has evolved as technology has changed and become more mainstream.
Parents outraged over a spike in the cost of EpiPens used to treat serious allergic reactions turned to social media to express their frustration. One parent initially had a few dozen signatures on a petition, but signatures totaled 80,000 in 45 days, with 121,000 letters sent to members of the US Congress.
A group of 100 sixth-graders from a Nebraska middle school will participate in a weekend camp focused on creating unity. The students will explore the concept of togetherness through Native American traditions and activities that encourage respect for the outdoors and for others.
A Montana district starts the school year earlier for high-school freshmen to allow time for them to adjust without the presence of upperclassmen. Math teacher Tony Riehl says he uses this time to expose students to the growth mindset and how to gradually improve their skills.
An Arkansas school district's Ignite Professional Studies Program uses project-based, hands-on lessons to engage students in career and technical education classes. Area businesses support the program through equipment donations and internship opportunities.
Shying away from difficult conversations about race could leave some students unprepared for life after school, says Texas eighth-grade teacher Kecia Dennis. In this interview, she explains why she discusses interacting with police, race relations and social justice with her students.
An Iowa high school has expanded its use of peer helpers, starting with adaptive physical-education classes and spreading into art and food courses. Teachers say the inclusion of peers has changed the culture of the school and improved social interactions for students with disabilities.
Academics with a Ph.D. in science may want to explore off-tenure-track careers such as grant writing or working on the staff of a university department, career consultant Alaina Levine writes in this commentary. To prepare, postdocs should network and look for ways to build their leadership and organizational skills, she advises.
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