Students of color more often are referred for special-education testing when they exhibit emotional or behavioral problems than white students with similar problems, according to a recent study from researchers at New York University's Steinhardt School. The study found that black and Latino students also were less likely to be labeled as gifted.
Middle school is a good time for girls to learn how to code because that's when they are more susceptible to its appeal, according to research from Accenture and Girls Who Code. The coding appeal then dips in high school and spikes again in college when girls become inspired by teachers and other role models.
President Barack Obama during his tenure as president has focused on many areas of higher education, including affordability, accessibility, diversity and workforce preparation. This analysis takes a look at where his policies have helped and where improvements are still needed.
Gamification can be a fun, engaging way for teachers to meet the needs of all students, writes education consultant John McCarthy. In this blog post, he shares six ways to gamify lessons, including by integrating "open sandbox games," such as Minecraft, Guild Wars 2 and Terraria.
Students are learning to type at a younger age than ever before. Lori D'Andrea, a computer-technology teacher in Connecticut, says her approach to typing instruction with her kindergarten, first- and second-grade students is relaxed -- particularly because children at such a young age face some physical barriers to learning how to type well.
A Wisconsin school built an "agtivity" area dedicated to agricultural learning that features tools for horticulture, conservation and animal science projects, plus Ho-Chunk Nation and Native American cultural components. Produce from the area's new gardens is set to be contributed to a local fruit pantry and may be used in the district's food service program.
Maggie Davenport, a sixth-grade science and social studies teacher in Arkansas, is teaching her students to thrive in a mini-economy by having them apply for and maintain jobs, pay rent and go shopping. Davenport says she hopes the money-management learning method will help students develop skills to carry with them into the real world.
The student organization Club Unify at a North Carolina high school has helped incorporate students with special needs into the social life of high school. General-education students frequently hang out with their peers in special education and work together on projects, such as building and riding on a homecoming float.
Students who graduate from competency-based schools are more likely to be better prepared to go to college and start a career, asserts Brian Stack, a high-school principal in New Hampshire. In this commentary, he describes the benefits of the personalized-learning approach.
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