About 1 in 5 children in the US suffers from a mental health condition, and nearly 80% of those children do not receive mental health services. Educators, experts and others discuss ways schools could help close this gap.
Students in West Virginia who participated in the state's scholarship program were more likely be homeowners and to have better credit scores than peers who did not receive the scholarships, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research. However, many recipients had higher student debt than non-scholarship peers because they pursued graduate degrees, researchers found.
Teachers in a North Carolina school district are integrating social media into lessons as early as kindergarten, so students can learn the basics of internet safety and digital citizenship. Students are not encouraged, however, to establish their own accounts.
A new $50 million high school in Connecticut was designed to help faculty and students work together through its open floor plan and numerous places for students and teachers to interact. The design also groups together humanities classrooms in one area and math and science classrooms in another, making it easier for teachers to collaborate.
Teachers should take advantage of opportunities to engage students in more profound learning, writes Libby Woodfin, a former teacher and school counselor. In this blog post, she shares some of her teacher tips for deeper instruction -- asking strategic questions, balancing teacher and student talk and challenging students.
With a flood of new classroom technology entering the market each year, it can be difficult for school administrators to know which are best for their teachers and students. In this commentary, EdSurge founder and CEO Betsy Corcoran, outlines some resources administrators can use to sort through the confusion.
Oregon in recent years has focused on growing its career and technical education programs to prepare students for both college and career, the editors of the Albany Democrat-Herald write. They highlight recent upgrades to programs in areas such as forestry and the culinary arts, and mention a November bond measure that could help fund CTE.
Illinois State University has launched a fellowship program designed to recruit and train teachers to work in Chicago's schools. The monthlong program, STEP-UP, includes seminars and an opportunity for teachers to work at schools in one of four inner-city neighborhoods.
Professionals who wish to advance their careers should dedicate time to networking and meeting people outside of their current field, advises personal finance expert Jeanie Ahn. They also should seek online and in-person continuing-education classes to learn new skills employers want, she advises.
Florida elementary-school principal Kristina Stratton, one of three finalists for a state leadership award, is being lauded for her work in turning around the formerly failing school. Stratton says her success hinged on a commitment by teachers to raise academic expectations and share a vision of success.
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