Here are several paragraphs from an April 8 article, “When the World Went Pop.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Carol Burris is the award-winning principal of South Side High School in the Rockville Centre School District in New York. Before she took that position in 2000, she taught at the middle and high school levels and earned a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation, which studied her district’s detracking reform in math, received the 2003 National Association of Secondary Schools’ Principals Middle Level Dissertation of the Year Award. She was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and was tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State.Read full article >>
J.C. Nalle Elementary School was at risk of closure in 2011 because of low academic performance and flagging enrollment. Two years later, the school had the biggest math test score gains in D.C. Public Schools, with a 27 percent increase in proficiency rates.Read full article >>
Michael Konstalid, a physical therapist for the New York City Education Department, builds custom physical therapy equipment out of things that would otherwise end up in the trash.
The Education Department has fined Corinthian Colleges $30 million for misrepresenting the job placement rates at its Heald College.
The Senate education panel began marking up a bipartisan bill to replace No Child Left Behind on Tuesday, with Democrats and Republicans going to great lengths to hold together a delicately crafted consensus around the proposal. Read full article >>
Construction for the new Rocketship elementary school, a high-tech public charter elementary school in the District, got underway Tuesday in Ward 8. The D.C. Public Charter School Board gave the California-based operator conditional approval in 2013 through an expedited application process, but opening day was ultimately pushed back a year, following a lengthy search for a location and some local opposition. Read full article >>
The “Red Baron” was missing and presumed gone forever, a robot with tons of promise that had become the victim of a Knoxville, Tenn. car theft.The robot was the product of countless hours of engineering on the part of a group of Loudoun County high school students, and it had earned them an unexpected trip to the world championships in St. Louis. As they scrambled to re-create their invention on short notice during the past week, their long-shot hopes of success became even longer.Read full article >>
While many educators find benefits to using tech-based instructional materials, they find a mix of digital and print works best for their students.
With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students.
A school district delegation from Anaheim, Calif., traveled to Nashville, Tenn., this spring to learn what it takes to create a robust music education program.
Jean-Claude Brizard writes that the ESEA's goal of equalizing K-12 funding in states and districts is key to serving low-income students.
Several professional challenges work against teachers, including the lack of autonomy and the absence of downtime, writes Jack Schneider.
On March 4, Education Secretary Arne Duncan appeared before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to discuss the Obama administration’s 2016 budget request for the Education Department. After giving testimony, he answered questions from panel members, one of them being Connecticut Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the highest-ranking Democrat on the committee. At one point, the conversation turned to teacher evaluation, and that’s when Duncan said something that was odd given his department’s policies.Read full article >>