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A low-performing school in Washington, D.C., struggled with test scores and student engagement, until the introduction of music and arts changed everything.
Educators can use social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to enhance communication with the school community.
Public-school math achievement equaled or outstripped math achievement at every type of private school in grades 4 and 8 on the NAEP.
Here are 10 technologies to help you implement PBL, giving kids authentic experience and helping you track their progress. In PBL classrooms, students aren’t learning simply to pass a test; they’re applying creativity and taking ownership... 05/23/2014 - 9:43am ago
Over the next 10 years, job prospects for educators are expected to go from "good" to "excellent." Schools, especially in cities, are even having trouble finding teachers.
Student grow so much--mentally, emotionally and physically--during the school year, and it's important to help them realize it. Columnist Bernadette Noll presented eight simple questions teachers can use to inspire their students about the... 05/22/2014 - 1:12pm ago
Nearly 600,000 students are waiting to get into charter schools across the country, and the current waiting list estimate has risen 186 percent since 2008-09.
Whether it's students mixing up "you're" and "your" or "there" and "their," grammatical errors are common in the classroom. Sometimes, students can't break bad habits years after graduating.
"Success is a measure of what we accomplish. Always aim to achieve. and then be happy when what you do achieve becomes a success."
Although it has been 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education, low-income and minority students still have more limited educational opportunities.
Evaluations have shifted from largely "pro forma" assessments to complicated ones that tie principals' effectiveness to student growth. Yet little is known about evaluations for school leaders.
"Dear Mr. B., I would like you to know how much I appreciate the time you put into teaching and helping us understand," the letter reads. "To not just solve a problem, but to work through it step by step."
When North Arvada Middle School overhauled its teacher evaluations three years ago, educator Barbara Aswege could not have been more opposed. Now, “I’m constantly begging [observers] to come in my room,” Aswege said.
The arts help students think creatively, enhance their skill base and achieve higher test scores. Turnaround schools, who desperately need all of these benefits, will now receive funding for arts programs in their schools.
Two unlikely partners have united to tackle standardized testing and other controversial education topics in TN. Democrat and first-grade teacher Emily Mitchell and State Representative and Republican Rick Womick consider each other... 05/27/2014 - 10:49am ago
The annual White House Science Fair is today, and President Obama continues to encourage young girls and women to pursue STEM careers.
"We implement teacher and school accountability metrics that focus heavily on student outcomes, without realizing that this approach is invalid," said Ben Spielberg, a Teach for America alum and current math instructional coach in the San... 05/27/2014 - 12:05pm ago
Educators and parents know it--summer reading is essential for kids! Make reading a priority during the school break.
Translate the challenging aspects of co-teaching into proactive actions, such as using social media to communicate. This way, all students have heightened opportunities to achieve.
Sixteen states--up from 10 states in 2011--say their teacher evaluations are used in making tenure decisions. Three states--FL, NC and KS--voted to eliminate tenure altogether.