Students and community members in Hampton Bays, N.Y., share the middle school's facilities such as the gym, library, media center, cafeteria and auditorium. The school design -- described by the lead architect as following the "bridge" concept -- also features a community garden.
Teachers favor Facebook in their personal lives, but few are using social media to communicate with parents or students, according to a recent survey of 1,000 K-8 teachers by Front Row Education. About 67% of teachers also said they use Pinterest for professional purposes.
In a speech Thursday accepting the Democratic nomination for US president, Hillary Clinton highlighted her work with the Children's Defense Fund and her focus on ensuring that all students have access to a quality education. This article looks back at how education issues factored into the four-day convention in Philadelphia.
Teachers in a Kentucky district recently attended workshops designed to offer insight into the diverse student bodies at their schools. Attendees sat in on sessions addressing culturally responsive teaching and equity in the classroom, and learned techniques and skills to encourage students' success.
The University of Connecticut is working with several school districts in the state to offer, and study the outcomes of, summer programs aimed at boosting achievement among young students from underrepresented groups who show potential for gifted programs. Teachers are trained to recommend students who show "out-of-the-box" thinking rather than academic achievement.
Food insecurity is a problem for students from elementary school through college, and teachers are seeing the effects of hunger on academics and behavior. While school districts and colleges work to help students get enough to eat, federal and state legislation seeks to increase access to summer food programs and help food banks coordinate with college pantries.
To ensure that every school has a good principal, school systems need to establish pipelines to create strong leaders, asserts Stephanie Hull, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. In this commentary, she shares four ways to create such pipelines.
Most high-school girls who run cross country in the US will be running the same distance as boys this fall, following a decision by North Dakota to have girls run 5,000-meter races. At smaller schools in Texas and Oklahoma, however, girls still run 3,200 meters instead of 5,000 meters.
John Deasy, former Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent, is working to open alternative juvenile prisons in California to reduce juvenile recidivism by 50%. The proposed alternative prisons would offer art, counseling, athletics, education, meditation and yoga to try to create more supportive environments for troubled young people.
If public schools could increase their spending to what Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump spent to educate their children, then school systems could hire more teachers and create better environments, says independent consultant Michael Griffith. His analysis shows the average spending per Trump and Clinton student was $38,464 -- far more than the $12,251 spent on average for each public-school student.
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