Officials are hoping to enroll 50 math and science teachers in Tennessee in Project Inspire by 2018. The program trains new middle- and high-school teachers by pairing them with highly effective veteran teachers to serve a year in residency before teaching in a low-performing district school.
It is possible to effectively and efficiently teach elementary-school science with just a few resources, asserts Jennifer Munoz, a science specialist in a California district. In this blog post, she suggests ways teachers can help each other and themselves, plus gain support in the community.
States that adopted then revised the Common Core State Standards generally did not make significant changes during the revision process, according to a recent analysis. Data show 21 of the 46 states that adopted the Common Core have made only some changes.
Greater investment is needed in early learning, according to an analysis by the US Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services. The report concludes that funding for federal programs designed to support early learning is not enough to serve all or even most eligible children.
Transitioning to personalized learning in a New Jersey school district required "all hands on-deck," district leaders Ross Kasun and Pamela Haimer write in this commentary. They highlight what worked for their district during the change-making process.
Some students in an Illinois school district have been participating in a one-to-one device pilot in which students receive Chromebooks. School administrators say issuing the same device to students helps support equity.
Healthy options at sporting event concession stands could help boost healthy decision-making and revenue, according to a study by researchers at Cornell University and the University of Iowa. Data show an average of 77% of students would choose a healthy option if made available.
The Obama administration has abandoned a proposed funding rule under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Department officials said it "did not have time to publish a strong final regulation."
A New York trail committee representative asked a carpentry class at a nearby career and technical center to construct a trail shelter for people participating in activities such as hiking, biking and snowshoeing. The students learned about different types of lumber for the project and were responsible for its layout, framing, posts and construction.
A Maryland school district is expanding its Spanish classes for fourth- and fifth-graders to allow students to have nine consecutive years of study before graduation. Students study the language through projects, online programs and in-person instruction.
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