Celebrate Repeal Day — Prohibition Resources
Students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal — on December 5, 1933. They will learn about the roles of historical figures from the era by taking on their identities for a dinner party and use their new knowledge in a game of Prohibition Pictionary. Download the complete lesson plan for free today!
Tenure Track Faculty in Childhood Education with Grades 4-8 LA/ Social Studies Emphasis
California University of Pennsylvania
Catholic educators, scholars and bishops are engaging in an increasingly vocal debate about the Common Core State Standards, with a major split developing between those who support the Core and those who don’t. More than 100 dioceses have already approved the standards for their Catholic schools, but others are rejecting them, including the Diocese of Madison in Wisconsin, which last week sent out a letter (see below) explaining why.Read full article >>
A chemical spill at South Lakes High School in Reston sent two staffers to the hospital and forced two wings of the school to be shut down early this morning, school officials said.
At about 6:45 this morning, a container of hydrochloric acid was spilled inside a storage room, school officials said. In a letter to parents, South Lakes Principal Kim Retzer wrote that no students were injured during the incident, which happened before classes started Monday.Read full article >>
Tuesday is “PISA Day,” that is, the day that the 2012 results of reading, math and science tests will be released from the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, which tests 15 year olds every three years in more than 65 countries and education systems. The United States can be expected to do pretty much as it does every time the scores come out -- pretty average. One country that has done exceedingly well over recent years is Finland, whose education model has been cited repeatedly in recent years as an educational model. But what does that mean? Here’s a piece on the subject by Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, and Olli Luukkainen, president of Finland’s Opetusalan Ammattij rjest , or the Trade Union of Education.Read full article >>