The US Department of Education on Friday released guidance about using funds under a block grant called the Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant program. The guidance covers topics such as the role states play in developing funding applications.
Research shows kindergarten is becoming more rigorous, and some Minnesota educators say the trend is playing out in their schools. Kindergartners in one school are learning to read and others are taking part in arts and science lessons.
This has not been a typical presidential election cycle, says Daniel Niedringhaus, who teaches a Politics & Problems class at a Colorado high school. Without policies in place to govern political discourse in the classroom, Niedringhaus says his goal is to referee debate and maintain civility.
Participating in the Young Writers Program at National Novel Writing Month builds students' writing skills and confidence as they accomplish goals and spend a month immersed in planning and writing their novel, said Laura Bradley, a middle-school English teacher in California. In this interview, she shares resources and tips for preparing and guiding students through NaNoWriMo.
Humor is one tool that teachers can use to engage teenage students, suggests Matt Bellace, a neuropsychologist and comedian. In this blog post, he suggests bringing a laugh a day into the classroom, using improv techniques and showcasing students' talents.
US Secretary of Education Secretary John King Jr. recently visited a Washington, D.C., high school, where he discussed disparities in education. King asked students for ideas about how to close the gaps and spoke with school counselors about counseling and mental health services for students.
Seven universities -- as well their district partners and states -- will receive funding from the Wallace Foundation's University Principal Preparation Initiative. The $47 million effort seeks to improve principal-preparation programs.
Being asked to host a student-teacher can feel overwhelming for teachers whose time and energy already seem maxed out, writes former elementary- and middle-school teacher Ann Weber. In this article, she shares three tips to help teachers say "yes" to being asked and then excel as a cooperating teacher.
Students at an Arkansas middle school are taking part in academic lessons while walking on treadmills or engaging in other physical activity. Coach Trudi Spencer says the Action Based Learning Lab helps students improve concentration and retention.
Listening to stories can help improve literacy skills among students who dislike or struggle with reading, according to the educators and experts mentioned in this blog post. They offer a list of recommended audiobooks and podcasts.
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