More than 95% of children with autism have another disorder as well, according to an analysis of US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data on 1,900 children with autism. Researchers looked for one of 18 commonly co-occurring conditions and found that children on average had 4.9 of them.
Ancient Greek medical text was scrapped off parchment and covered by 10th-century psalms from the St. Catherine's Monastery on the Sinai Peninsula, researchers say. The medical text in the book was uncovered by researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory with the help of high-energy X-rays.
Full-scale crisis drills can be costly propositions for school districts, writes Ken Trump, president of National School Safety and Security Services. In this commentary, he shares why tabletop drills may be better options for preparing for emergency situations.
Educators in a Texas school district started a summer coding program to help extend student interest beyond the regular school year. The educators offer eight best practices for launching a summer or extracurricular coding program.
Some educators at a Texas middle school are using alternative seating, including exercise balls, to keep their all-male student body focused on learning. Principal Chris Barksdale said the educators have found that the boys thrive when movement is included in the day.
Students need books that interest them on their reading level to make it fun and build their skills, says Ohio reading specialist Stephanie Renner. In this article, she says she learns about students' interests through surveys and encourages students to boost their reading by using audiobooks.
A kindergarten through seventh-grade school in British Columbia in June will graduate its original class of kindergartners who started at the school in 2011. The nearly 200 students who will graduate from the Mandarin bilingual program can choose to continue their language studies in secondary school.
The House of Representatives has passed legislation that would earmark $50 million each year for 10 years to improve school safety as well as train students and staff to recognize and report potential threats. The Students, Teachers and Officers Preventing -- or STOP -- School Violence Act also would provide $25 million for schools to improve security features.
Students at several Minnesota middle schools worked with educators to create a conference featuring students' passions. In this commentary, technology integrationist Angie Kalthoff explains the process and how it connects to career development.
Three schools -- one in Wyoming, Michigan and Washington, D.C. -- have adopted practices to help educators learn from each other. In this blog post, journalist and project-based learning advocate Suzie Boss highlights each school's approach.