Technology and more information about the neuroscience of learning are helping to reshape student interventions. Educators in this article share four new student intervention strategies, such as using pre-interventions and rethinking behavior.
Monday's eclipse is offering lessons for teachers in districts that have started the new school year, including some in Colorado and Alabama. Teachers in these articles share what they'll do during the total solar eclipse, including watching the event on television.
Tennessee is expanding its use of literacy coaches to another 16 school districts; about two-thirds of its school districts now will have reading-instruction supports this year. The state aims to have 75% of third-graders reading at grade level by 2025, but fewer than half of students in grades 3 to 8 were doing so in 2015.
Students can improve their comprehension skills by using digital tools to take notes and visible-thinking routines to make sense of them, asserts doctoral student Beth Holland. In this commentary, she suggests several note-taking tools and inquiry strategies.
Officials in some school districts in Kentucky and Tennessee that are in the path of Monday's eclipse have closed schools because of concerns about student safety. Some Florida schools also plan to change schedules for outdoor activities, including recess, during the eclipse.
More students will have access to digital versions of the PSAT and SAT during the 2017-18 school year, according to the College Board. Last fall and spring, more than 5,000 students took the online SAT and another 5,000 took the online PSAT, officials said, noting that they expect a "slight increase" this school year.
Students at a school in Maryland are being taught to slow down when they eat and savor each bite -- a process known as mindful eating. The initiative is based on research that shows such an approach can improve students' overall health and help curb eating disorders.
Indiana will invest a combined $20 million over two years in two grant programs designed to help prepare people secure jobs or advance in their careers. The Workforce Ready Grant provides tuition assistance and the Employer Training Grant provides funds to help employers train their employees.
A bill signed into law this week by President Donald Trump expands educational benefits for military veterans by, among other things, lifting the 15-year limit for veterans to use their GI Bill benefits and increasing financial aid for members of the National Guard and Reserve. Mark Lucas, executive director of Concerned Veterans for America, praised the Forever GI Act as "meaningful reform."
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