Confidence may be the biggest barrier to students' math success, according to 68% of teachers who participated in a survey by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Data also show that 80% of respondents favor using real-world problems in math class.
Students from several California schools worked together in a nearby park to solve math problems. During the Math Steeplechase, student teams rotated around different stations to work on problems.
A flu outbreak that hit hard in a Mississippi school district has resulted in a funding cut. Officials say the outbreak led to a decrease of average daily attendance by 141 students -- reducing its funding based on attendance by about $500,000.
Data recently released by the DC Public Charter School Board show there is high demand for dual-language and Montessori-style schools. Some observers say the data demonstrate cause to expand dual-language offerings in the city.
Global education embedded throughout all areas of school life guides students to becoming citizens of the world, writes Adrienne Henck of Global Schools First, Association for Childhood Education International. In this blog post, Henck shares ways to promote global education across the curriculum, in school culture and as a mindset.
State spending on preschool reached more than $7.6 billion in 2017 -- up from $2.4 billion in 2002 -- according to a report by the National Institute for Early Education Research. Data also show an increase in preschool enrollment.
Using mobile phones during learning may lead to recall challenges and slower reading speeds, according to a study by researchers at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Researchers found that the effects worsened with the use of social media.
Project-based learning requires a new approach to using classroom time, and this can be a challenge for educators who teach shorter periods, writes instructional coach Andrew Miller. In this commentary, he offers time-management suggestions for PBL.
New Hampshire's use of "innovative assessments" has propelled it as a national model for performance assessments as a federal pilot program. Louisiana, Arizona and Hawaii plan to apply to participate in the pilot, which offers alternatives to some standardized testing, such as an essay, experiment or project.
Broadcast journalism teacher Mary Dunn recently used teacher walkouts in Kentucky as a civics lesson for her high-school students. In this blog post, Dunn describes how her students took charge as they worked together to report and film a story about the protest.