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"We bought laptops that had reinforced hard shell cases so that we could try to offset some of the damage these kids were going to do. I was pretty impressed with some of the damage they did anyway. Some of the laptops would come back to... 07/30/2014 - 1:55pm ago
Currently, only 17 states require high school financial literacy courses before students graduate, yet small educational interventions can make a huge difference.
Nine states have passed laws allowing teachers to have firearms in school. Educators are learning how to defend themselves and their students in the case of a school shooting.
Teachers are spending their own money on decorations, office supplies, technology and more in order to provide the best education possible for their students.
While there's no single recipe for a great educator, top teachers do tend to approach these things differently. Learn their secrets!
National Teacher of the Year Sean McComb had a great high school teacher who became his mentor. Now he's beloved for his commitment to his own students.
Youth are able to transfer lessons learned by characters on the page into real-life understandings of issues like bigotry toward immigrants, refugees and the gay community.
"We've shown we can make real progess," said Superintendent Joshua P. Starr. "In no way, shape or form are we saying we are done."
He made a post about how "homophones" sound the same, but have different meanings, (e.g., "peace" and "piece"). A week later, he lost his job.
Five-year-old Blayze jumped for joy when he saw a yellow school bus come down the drive for his first day of school.
Among superintendents aiming to reduce out-of-school suspensions, almost three-quarters expect pushback from teachers, and over half expect opposition from principals.
The worst part of child ID theft is that it can go undetected for years. Learn what family members, employee groups and youth audiences can do to avoid becoming victims.
"With the business of storing and sifting through records of students growing as fast as students are, Congress must act to ensure that safeguards are in place for data that is shared with outside companies," said Sen. Markey.
Among the 50 highlighted are ADMS (Performance Matters), Career Readiness System (WIN Learning), Digital Techbook Series (Discovery Education) and GoNoodle.
"When I asked a class if they were happy in this environment, one girl [said] she would only be happy if her mother was gone because all her mother knew was how to nag about her academic performance."
"We risk turning our urban school districts where poverty is highly concentrated into school districts of last resort for children who are less likely to be attractive to charter schools."
The first day of high school can be filled with anxiety-- and not only students feel this way. Get new-teacher tips from USNews.
Despite widespread fears that video game usage is harmful, research found that “games provide a wide range of novel cognitive challenges, opportunities for exploration, relaxation and socialization with peers."
Federal rules mean bake sales could soon be replacing cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars.
"For schools facing tight budgets, or just not feasibly close enough to a location of interest, these trips are valuable opportunities to expand students' horizons."