Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times
Cristina Sevin knows the drill. Her 15-year-old son Isaac's first alarm goes off at 6:05 a.m.
Urban Schools Aim for Environmental Revolution
Nothing seemed special about the plates from which students at a handful of Miami schools devoured their meals for a few weeks last spring — round, rigid and colorless, with four compartments for food and a fifth in the center for a carton of milk.
Georgia School Lets Kids Decide What They Learn
A private school in Atlanta is home to "un-schooling," a concept where there's no curriculum or tests, and adults are just there to watch as kids decide exactly what and when they want to learn.
School Districts Should Raise the Drop Out Age
Two school districts in Catawba County are set to raise their mandatory attendance age from 16 to 18 — it’s time that the rest of North Carolina school districts follow suit.
Are School Teachers a Dime a Dozen?
Today I read this comment about teachers - School teachers are a dime a dozen - and I realized that if one person expresses this idea out loud in print then probably tens of thousands more quietly express it in private. Given that this is presumably the case, it’s no wonder our society relegates teaching to an inferior status. Why treat teachers like professionals if in fact they are a dime a dozen?
Technology Showcase Highlights School Benefits
Watauga County Schools held its first Technology Showcase on Nov. 19, demonstrating some of the ways teachers are using technology to enrich classroom learning.
Gov. Jan Brewer to Make 2nd Try on Performance-Based School Funds
Gov. Jan Brewer is expected to request $40 million more for schools in the coming fiscal year tied to student performance.
What Does It Take to Get Kids to Stop Skipping School?
When it comes to tackling the problem of chronic absenteeism, students who already have a track record of skipping class can be a particularly tough crowd to sway. But a new report out of New York City—where one out of every five students missed a month or more of school last year—suggests an intensive community-wide initiative is gaining ground.
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