Teachers in Arizona have voted to participate in a statewide walkout next Thursday. The move, which will include calls for higher pay and better school funding, follows similar protests in other states.
A professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University uses Sony's Digital Paper device in the classroom. Akhan Almagambetov outlines four ways he uses it for instruction, including sharing lecture notes and managing grading.
A teacher in Lodi, Calif., has created a Google Classroom to help migrant students keep up with their schoolwork when their families return to Mexico during the off-season. One student, who leaves with his father in November and returns in April, says the program has kept him from falling behind.
Congressional aides and other experts say disagreements over vouchers and the education secretary's power to administrate the law have stalled efforts to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The act, which directs federal support to career education programs, was last reauthorized in 2006.
Students from across the US walked out of their schools Friday to mark the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting that left 12 students and one teacher dead. Students from more than 2,500 schools were expected to take part in the event, the latest in student-led protests seeking changes to gun laws.
Seventh-graders at a Maryland school recently learned about the environment and stewardship as they participated in activities that recognizes Earth Day, which will be observed on Sunday. Students rotated among stations to learn about forestry and other topics and learned about the benefits of planting trees.
Educators in a Texas school district are using a personalized, project-based learning model called STEM Students on the Stage to help prepare students for college and career. In this commentary, Levent Sakar, STEM/PBL activity coordinator and physics curriculum director, shares ideas for engaging students in real-world STEM learning.
High-school principal Peter Badalament has created a student working group on homework. In this blog post, he describes the working group development and how the group arrived at workable solutions to some homework problems.
Some school districts facing teacher shortages are recruiting retired educators. Alvin Thornton, former chairman of the Maryland Commission on Education Finance, Equity, and Excellence, says the move should be considered a short-term fix, rather than a long-term solution.
School districts are required under the Every Student Succeeds Act to report per-pupil spending by December 2019. Experts offer some tips for getting started, even before states issue specific guidelines about what will be required.
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