In a suburban community near Denver, an education company is testing a mobile preschool program to help expand access to early-childhood education for area families. They spent more than $200,000 to turn a bus into a learning space and visit an area where preschool demand outstrips supply.
Social and emotional learning programs can help improve students' grades and behavior, assert educator and author Tom Hierck and University of Wisconsin-Madison emeritus professor Kent Peterson. In this blog post, they share strategies to help schools start and benefit from SEL programs.
A San Antonio high school next fall is planning to open a Pathways in Technology Early College High School focused on cybersecurity education. It will be one of more than 30 such high schools in the state where students can earn diplomas, associate degrees, certifications and undertake work-based training.
Close to 50% of children and teens didn't receive the recommended 420 minutes of physical activity per week and 5% didn't engage in any exercise, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics' annual meeting. The findings, based on data involving medical records from 7,822 youths ages 5 to 18, should prompt the inclusion of exercise among the "vital signs" evaluated during routine pediatric health checks, researchers said.
Members of student voice committees in Chicago schools are working to ensure that student input is factored into school decisions. High-school senior Rohit Khanal said one of their goals is to improve relationships between teachers and students.
Children who experience trauma could be at greater risk for mental illness and addiction in adulthood, according to a study of 1,420 children in North Carolina led by William Copeland, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont. He says his research supports labeling childhood trauma a public health issue.
Students who are more talkative may be better prepared for work, according to a World Economic Forum study. In this commentary, language arts teacher Carma Hobgood shares three classroom-management strategies to help students develop interpersonal and leadership skills.
A Virginia middle school is making its after-school remediation program into a science, technology, engineering, arts and math club. Students will perform hands-on activities that involve critical thinking, creativity and problem solving, such as an activity in which students studied chemical changes by making "puking pumpkins."
Teachers can help instill hopefulness in students by teaching them about social justice, according to National Board Certified Teacher Sydney Chaffee, the 2017 National Teacher of the Year. In this blog post, she writes about a lesson in which her students wrote emails to the US State Department with feedback on its online teaching resources about Christopher Columbus.
Students in a creative writing class at an Ohio high school are developing periodic podcasts to chronicle the process of writing their first novels. Episodes may include having students speak as their protagonist on the program or debate writing topics, such as point of view, teacher Joe Miller said.
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