Educators in a California school district are making learning relevant to students via a shift from a teacher-centered to a student-centered model, asserts Matt Doyle, assistant superintendent of innovation. In this blog post, he shares the district's approach.
A bipartisan bill introduced this week in Congress would require presidents or chancellors of colleges and universities receiving federal funding to submit an annual report to the government certifying that they had reviewed all campus sexual misconduct reports. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., says the Accountability of Leaders in Education to Report Title IX Investigations Act will hold leaders publicly accountable.
Educators at about 60 Ohio schools are using music to promote mindfulness among students. The Mindful Music Moments program uses symphony and orchestra music to help students focus on their breathing to help ease anxiety and improve behavior.
School leaders are searching for answers following a devastating shooting at a Florida high school. In a letter to members of his own Vermont school community, co-principal Elijah Hawkes writes that part of the solution is in building positive relationships with students.
Fifth-graders at a New Jersey school recently made presentations on the history of the 13 colonies at the annual Ye Olde Colonial Fair. Students dressed as characters and wore attire of the era as they shared artifacts and their research for the project, which social studies teacher Jessica Steffens said aims to help them understand the challenges of the Colonial era.
Educators can harness the power of social media to spread good news -- and change the narrative -- about education, says National Board Certified Teacher Starr Sackstein. In this article, she shares why she favors interdisciplinary education and how she helps to institute it in her own school.
CDC researchers reported that the batch of flu vaccine distributed this year cut risk of serious illness by 36% overall, 59% among children ages 6 months to 8 years and 33% among adults ages 18 to 49. The findings in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report also showed this year's vaccine cut risk of serious cases of H3N2 -- the dominant strain of the season -- by 25%; risk was reduced 67% for H1N1 and 42% for influenza B strains.
Traditional learning measures may not meet the needs of all students, writes high-school teacher Farhat Ahmad. In this commentary, Ahmad reflects on his relationship with one student and their journey to recreate what growth looks like in the classroom.
Educators in Oregon, North Carolina, Illinois and other areas across the nation are finding ways to connect math with real-world lessons. These lessons include building houses, data-collection projects and raising money for victims of natural disasters.
Leaders at a Kentucky high school are introducing a course designed to prepare students for IT careers at Fortune 500 companies. Students in the Project Based Programming course also will be competing for an apprenticeship in the field.
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