The Learning Network: What Are the Best Teaching Methods for Getting Students to Behave Well in Class?
Karen Hendren and Nikki Jones are highly regarded first-grade teachers at Skelly Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They wrote an open letter to the parents of the children in their classes that explains why they have decided not to administer a standardized test known as the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) or student surveys that they believe violate students’ privacy.Read full article >>
A high school band. More computers. Foreign-language classes beyond Spanish and French. Less teacher turnover. Sex education. Better cafeteria food.
Nearly three dozen high school students who met with D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson on Monday morning put these and other items on wish lists for their schools, part of an effort to help her shape the school system’s budget for next year. After years of concentrated investments in lower grades, Henderson has declared that next year will be “the year of the high school.”Read full article >>
A prominent opponent of racial preferences in college admissions announced Monday two lawsuits alleging unlawful bias in admission policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Read full article >>
A graphic communications instructor at Loudoun County’s Monroe Technology Center has earned national recognition for her teaching.
Pam Smith, who has been teaching at the center since 2006, received the Printing Industries of America’s Frederick D. Kagy Education Award for her work combining theory and instruction on graphics software with real-world projects.Read full article >>