Education News

The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Learning Arithmetic With Number Puzzles

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:57pm
Tim McNamara, a math specialist and retired teacher, recommends using KenKen puzzles on The Times’s Crosswords & Games pages as a fun way to practice arithmetic skills.







Categories: Education News

‘Opt Out’ Becomes Anti-Test Rallying Cry in New York State

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:39pm
A small, if vocal, movement urging parents to have their children sit out standardized exams took off this year, maturing from scattered displays of disobedience into a widespread rebuke.







Categories: Education News

‘Ask the lawyers.’ College mental health after the Va. Tech shooting is costing lives

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:24pm
Charles B. Anderson, a licensed clinical psychologist, has served as associate director in the university counseling centers at Virginia Tech and the College of William & Mary. He writes about changes in campus mental health care he has seen firsthand, arguing that fear of liability is now controlling too many decisions, and costing student lives.Read full article >>







Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Increasingly Visible, Transgender Americans Defy Stereotypes

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:13am
In what ways is the transgender community “starting to shed its stigma”?







Categories: Education News

Strauss: Teacher: In my class, failure is not an option. It is a requirement.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:00am
This is the fourth in a series of essays I am publishing that emanate from a project in which more than 20 biology teachers around the country wrote around the prompt: “What is the value of letting students struggle in class?”  The effort was an attempt to give teachers an avenue to discuss teaching and how they deal with the struggles of their students. You can read about the project here; the first post, here, about how much struggle is too much; the second post, here, about the nature of struggle; and the third post, here, about conversations about failure and success that teachers are scared to have.Read full article >>







Categories: Education News

Strauss: How one school created a healthy climate for students and teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:00am
Earlier this month I published a list of the 17  inaugural winners in the Schools of Opportunity project, a pilot initiative to identify and recognize public high schools that seek to close opportunity gaps through practices “that build on students’ strengths” — not by inundating them with tests.  (You can see the list here.)Read full article >>







Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Should Teenagers Think Twice Before Downing Energy Drinks?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:00am
Have you ever had an energy drink? Did you notice any effects on your body after drinking it?







Categories: Education News
Syndicate content
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter FaceBook.png rss_0.gif