Children from low-income families may be more likely to experience summer learning loss, research shows. Officials in a Maryland school system are working to reverse the trend by offering a program that embeds math and literacy in other activities such as field trips.
Students need to learn how to read print and online texts, high-school English teacher Abigail Walthausen writes in this commentary. She considers the ongoing conversation about what -- if anything -- is lost when digital devices are used for reading.
Students at a Maine elementary school who may need to learn social and emotional skills are doing so in a stand-alone program called Learning through Experiential and Authentic Practices. The program features an emphasis on social and emotional skills and student-led learning.
Economics has played a key role in shaping the modern elementary-school math curriculum, says Houman Harouni, a professor at Harvard University and former elementary teacher. Harouni's research focuses on answering questions such as: "Why these topics? Why in this order? Why in this way?"
Hillary Clinton, in a speech at the annual assembly of the National Education Association, told attendees who were vocal about their opposition to a mention of charter schools: "We don't have time for these education wars." The Democratic party's recent updates to its platform on education reveals some potential conflicts between the party and Clinton.
Some education-technology vendors are focusing more on "human-centered" display designs, says Jim Flanagan, chief learning services officer at the International Society for Technology in Education. Mike McGowan, a school district technology director, says such interactive displays could have major effects on teaching and learning.
The US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service recently recognized 50 farm-to-school programs with a "One in a Melon" award. Farm-to-school purchases in a North Dakota school district that was recognized includes thousands of pounds of items such as watermelon and cantaloupe.
Fifty-nine percent of patients with second impact syndrome were male football players, ages 13 to 23, and 100% of patients who died or had permanent disability were under age 20, according to a study in Pediatric Neurology. Researchers said the findings, based on a review of seven publications involving 17 patient cases, should prompt more research using functional MRI to identify risk factors and document injury outcomes for second impact syndrome.
Twenty fifth- to 10th-grade students from Arkansas recently participated in the Northwest Technical Institute's Young Manufacturers Academy, where they formed companies to construct robots. Students earned certificates for their work and can compete for scholarships to take a computer numerical-control class at the institute.
The Arkansas Department of Higher Education recently announced $2 million in grant funding for workforce-development programs held by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. The funding will be used for robotics and computer science programs for high-school students.
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