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A high school's controversial decision to airbrush yearbook photos of girls who were “in violation of the dress code" has upset students, parents and rape-recovery advocates.
Low levels of teacher satisfaction have prompted much online chatter. Many expressed grievances regarding their own school systems and American education in general.
Games are a worthy addition to the instructional toolbox. Get specific game recommendations for the classroom.
Storium for Students keeps kids engaged by turning creative writing into a multiplayer game. Students can create their own stories together and overcome challenges on their computer, tablet or smartphone.
President Obama met with students who were working on projects such as a cure for a form of liver cancer, and using gel in helmets to prevent sports concussions. More than 100 students from 30 different states participated in the recent... 05/30/2014 - 1:27pm ago
Schools are expressing concerns over the new product and banning its use on their campuses. Flavors such as "fruit loops" and "cotton candy" reportedly make teens more intrigued to buy the electronic smokes.
An increasing number of states require high school students to take online courses. During the 2011-2012 school year, 620,000 students took online courses to fulfill graduation requirements.
Angelou was widely known for her activism, and her first autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, has been taught in high schools throughout the nation.
“Too little is known about the effects of head injuries in our young athletes,” said S... 05/29/2014 - 4:35pm ago
Fashion clubs help students explore career paths while developing networking, leadership and business skills.
Finnish students take notes on paper and compute mathematic equations on regular plastic calculators, yet remain among some of the highest-achieving students in the world.
Between planning, PD and setting up your classroom for next year, try finding some time to enjoy these great summer reads. Amazon's Summer Reading List features a diverse collection of titles by authors ranging from Hillary Rodham Clinton... 06/03/2014 - 10:04am ago
Today's educators face countless obstacles, including decreasing job security, low wages, shifting demands, lack of respect, testing pressure and lack of classroom support.
Some teachers have stopped offering a snack or recess because there just isn't time for them. The playful style of traditional kindergarten is becoming a thing of the past.
Black and Hispanic students performed better in STEM than non-STEM high schools, even after accounting for prior student achievement.
The proposal to push healthy student lunches back one year sparked a debate between the U.S. House of Representatives and First Lady Michelle Obama.
"It is an embarrassment and a scandal, and will drive even more Catholics away from an institution so out of touch with its times," said Robert Hague, a high school English teacher of 50 years.
Dominic Ellis, a senior at Como Park High School in St. Paul, is pursuing a career in education through a program that prepares students for the field.
Formerly on the state "watch list" because of low test scores, this Kentucky school has been designated an “Exemplar School” by the Partnership for 21st-Century Skills.
Reading and digesting the standards and determining what lessons best fulfill them is a big, big job. These resources can help.

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