A Pennsylvania school district is expanding its one-to-one learning program by providing Chromebooks for all middle-school students next year. The devices will offer various learning opportunities, such as blended-learning programs, project-based learning, collaborative learning and classroom-management programs.
A summer leadership camp in Kentucky is teaching students skills to recover from setbacks in life. During the weeklong program, students learn yoga, meditation, mindfulness, conflict resolution and media literacy.
School leaders should be focused first and foremost on people, writes Fred Ende, assistant director of curriculum and instructional services for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. In this blog post, he shares four steps he has taken on his journey to becoming a relational leader, including listening and questioning before answering.
The share of federal dollars that support programs for children is expected to decline by about 27% over the next decade, according to a report published Wednesday by the Urban Institute. The report also finds that spending on education is expected to decline, but it projects a slight increase in spending on children's health and income security.
Dawn DeCosta, principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School in New York, adopted a social and emotional learning program four years ago that she says has helped to resolve conflict -- both in and out of school. In this Q&A, she shares how the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence's RULER program works and the role that mindfulness plays in her school and community.
Efforts are underway in Maryland to expand school-based telehealth programs. Two $200,000 grants for new telehealth programs in schools -- one to focus on health care services and the other to be dedicated to special education -- are part of the efforts.
A US Senate aide predicts that the Senate could approve the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act by next month. Under the version of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act being considered by the Senate, states would be permitted to set their own goals for career and technical education.
Summer learning loss takes a greater toll on students' achievement in math and reading over time, according to an ongoing study by the Northwest Evaluation Association. The group studied the test scores of over 42,000 students from third to sixth grades and almost 40,000 students from fifth to eighth grades, and found that the summer slide causes students to make less academic progress during the school year.
A Minnesota school district's community education program is in its second year of a summer camp for middle-schoolers that engages them by offering choices and flexibility. Technology limits and independent reading times are mandatory, but students can select activities, such as field trips, crafts, games and sports.
Students at a Pennsylvania school have created a garden of rocks painted with positive messages as part of the school's emotional support program. Along with painting the rocks in their free time, students wrote research papers, created Power Point presentations and obtained approval from the school board for the project.
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