A Mississippi district forced to cut vocational programs because of a lack of funding is searching for alternatives for students who would have enrolled. Officials say students who might have enrolled in culinary arts, mechanics or trades courses could be taking computer courses instead.
Legislators in Florida's Senate are proposing to keep $5,000 annual bonuses for the state's National Board Certified Teachers. "We don't want to disenfranchise people who work hard," said Republican Sen. Stephen Wise.
An Ohio high-school teacher has received the Heller Award from Cleveland's chapter of the American Chemical Society. Lori Koss coaches her school's Science Olympiad team and has developed a teaching method using trading cards as learning tools.
Some Mississippi teachers are participating in weekly training on how to use technology in their lessons. Teachers learn to use interactive white boards, laptop computers and software programs to make their teaching more effective and boost student achievement.