Some educators are finding ways to use literature to engage students in math lessons. One math teacher reads "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" to students, and another has started an in-class book club.
Students enrolled in a construction-trades program at a Mississippi high school are believed to be the first in the state to construct a tiny house. To build the home, students are using skills in carpentry, electrical work and plumbing.
Kankakee Public Schools in Illinois is one of 10 in the state using a competency-based model. Felice Hybert, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, in this commentary discusses how project-based learning with an emphasis on careers supports the model.
High-school teacher Anne-Marie Cormier-Bausch notes in this blog post that there was a time when she lost sight of connecting with her teenage students. She shares four ideas that helped her improve relationships with students.
Some schools in Maryland receive recycled computers from Towson University. Under the university's Educycle program, high-school interns and college students work together to refurbish and redistribute the computers.
The House appropriations subcommittee on Tuesday will hear from US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the Trump administration's fiscal 2019 budget plan for the Department of Education. This blog post highlights three elements to watch for during her testimony.
A provision that would bar states from regulating student-loan servicers included in House legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act has drawn criticism from a group of 30 state attorneys general. "Gutting state-level protections for students would be disastrous -- putting the financial interests of the loan industry ahead of the welfare of student borrowers in New York and across the country," Eric Schneiderman, New York state attorney general, said.
Real discipline should always be about learning, asserts Jim Dillon, an educator and administrator. In this blog post, he highlights how supportive environments can help facilitate positive progress for students who exhibit behavior issues.
The US Department of Education has broadened the types of civil-rights investigations for which it publicly shares information on its website, but is sharing fewer details about the cases, according to a new analysis. In particular, the analysis says the department is no longer releasing key information on its website about resolved Title IX sexual-violence investigations and enforcement activities.
Project-based learning is helping Maryland teacher Judy Sandler engage her third-grade students in social studies. In this blog post, she describes how a unit on Native Americans has expanded to cover a semester using PBL that addresses such topics as stereotypes and Native American imagery as sports mascots.
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