Educators at a Washington, D.C., school include the arts across subjects as part of the school's work with the Turnaround Arts program. Principal Akela Stanfield-Dogbe says teachers begin lessons with images that students then connect to a related text.
A school district in California has prioritized professional development for its teachers as it rolls out the Next Generation Science Standards, adopted by 19 states and the District of Columbia. Some teachers advocated that the district get a jump on training, which has included lessons and resources to help shift from memorization to student discovery of answers.
An Oregon school district's dual-language immersion program has expanded into high school now that its first class of students have reached ninth grade. Freshmen continue the immersion experience by taking a history class taught in Spanish, and next year, the school will offer a Spanish language and literature class to sophomores.
Tenth-graders at a Minnesota high school recently participated in a Q&A session to learn more about four educators' experiences of growing up as Native Americans. The teachers shared stories about tribal traditions and customs, plus how they addressed racism and embraced their cultural identities.
The journey to coding in a Massachusetts school district began with the Hour of Code, and since has expanded to include a range of activities, asserts technology specialist Joli Boucher. In this commentary, she shares four pillars that can serve as the foundation for expanding coding.
Seventeen schools in South Carolina are participating in a three-year pilot program that seeks to study the effectiveness of robots in teaching students with autism. The robot used in the study is designed to offer social, emotional and behavioral lessons.
School safety planning can present challenges in the current landscape, asserts Ken Trump, president of National School Safety and Security Services. In this commentary, he offers guiding principles for planning, such as "don't lose sight of the big picture."
Lawmakers in Congress have proposed some short-term fixes to provide funding to the Children's Health Insurance Program. Without a long-term solution in place, some state leaders are considering whether they should notify families that the services will end.
A study of some schools in Texas finds that students who participate in recess before lunch may eat more of their food and perform better in school. Ector County Independent School District Director of School Nutrition Katy Taylor says some schools may factor the study's findings into scheduling next year.
Voting for the annual Educators' Choice Content Award is still open. Select the one original content piece from the list that inspires you. The top 10 will move on to the next round of judging and will be in the running for the 2017 Educators' Choice Content Award. Vote by Dec. 15.
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