New guidance from the U.S. Education Department warns states and districts that they risk violating federal data-privacy laws if they don't abide by key practices when administering the SAT or ACT.
A simple questioning protocol can help teachers provoke thoughtful student questions and deepen classroom engagement.
Students not only learn how to save lives, but also gain a glimpse into emergency services as a career.
It is important to acknowledge that some researchers and commentators critique rationales and calls for increasing the numbers of black males in teaching. Their concerns include, for instance, the unfair and unsolicited pressure placed on black male teachers to solve systemic and institutional challenges ingrained in school systems.
Walking through Dickinson High School, one can't help but notice the two fluorescent yellow mechanical creatures.
Author and teacher educator Molly Ness offers a half-dozen ideas for promoting student questioning in our classrooms and letting their curiosity drive learning.
Whether it is discomfort or ignorance or a combination of both, many teachers don’t demand enough of their students of color, writes educator Jamilah Pitts.
A decade ago, English teacher David Narter had a revelation. One of his students had asked for extra guidance on her writing. She and Narter, a teacher at the Leyden High Schools, outside Chicago, sat down to review an essay of hers that he’d marked up. Narter started by simply reading his comments aloud. To his surprise, that process made a big difference.
K-12 schooling in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics offers the potential for innovative ways to inspire students—as well as obstacles that can prevent them from sustained success in th
The librarian exodus — which saw the most dramatic drop following the Great Recession of 2008 — has hit districts serving minorities the hardest.
While running for recreation and exercise is relatively new, running as a competitive sport began thousands of years ago when the ancient Greeks began the Olympic Games in honor of the mythological God Zeus.
PBS Digital Studios and the producers of It’s Okay to Be Smart bring you TWO CENTS, a new weekly series about personal finance for millennials and Gen Z.
Instead of Slack, you could try Yammer from Office 365 Kim If you’ve ever tried a Socratic seminar with your students, or know a colleague who has, this story may sound eerily familiar: After spending the ...
According to recent NAEP results, only 27 percent of students perform at or above proficient levels in writing (NCES, 2012). How can that be? Students are writing all the time! They sneak their phones out in your class to text, tweet, and post on Instagram or Facebook. Just about every social media platform requires writing, yet little of that desire to write seems to cross the education moat.
Tom Wheeler, former head of the Federal Communications Commission, discusses the U.S. Senate vote to preserve net neutrality.
A criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.