Prince George’s County Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell announced Thursday night that all schools and departments will be told to limit discretionary spending as the school system braces for possible revenue shortfalls. Read full article >>
Reams of data, straight to your smartphone. Imagine being certain your baby needs a diaper change, and determining with 97 percent accuracy if your baby is crying!
D.C. students who signed up for the Hour of Code this week had some highly skilled people to help them as they typed through the online coding tutorial from a conference room at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center on K Street. Read full article >>
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Every week, a seventh-grade class in Princeton, N.J., works together to solve the New York Times Monday crossword puzzle.
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
US - NY - Syracuse, Job Description:The Setnor School of Music within the College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks an individual to teach RAE 404, Social Media for the Music Business, a three credit hour course, duri
The Learning Network: Is It Possible to Start Out Poor in This Country, Work Hard and Become Well-Off?
Do you believe that the United States is the “land of opportunity”? Do you think the American dream, however you define it, is alive and well?
Ellie Herman became a teacher after working for for decades as a writer/producer for television shows such as “Desperate Housewives,” “Chicago Hope,” “Newhart,” etc., and as an author whose fiction has appeared in literary journals, among them The Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review and the O.Henry Awards Collection. In 2007, she decided, “on an impulse,” she wrote, to become an English teacher and got a job at a South Los Angeles charter school that was 97 percent Latino and where 96 percent of the students lived below the poverty line. She taught drama, creative writing, English 11 and 9th grade Composition at a charter high school in South Los Angeles until 2013, when she decided to stop teaching — a decision explained in the following post — and spend a year visiting classrooms and learning from other teachers. She has chronicled the lessons she has learned on her blog, Gatsby in L.A., as well as on LA School report, a website that covers the intersection of politics and education in Los Angeles, where this piece first appeared in November 2013. I am republishing it, with permission from Herman and LA School Report, because it is as relevant today as it was when it was written.Read full article >>
The move will increase money for schools and libraries to connect to the Internet.
The uproar about student safety at the University of Virginia in the weeks after Rolling Stone magazine published an incendiary article on an alleged fraternity gang rape has spawned an intense debate about the school’s treatment of fraternal organizations.Read full article >>
Motherlode Blog: Racial Bias in Discipline: What If Your Child’s School Is Harder on Some Kids Than Others?
Black parents may want to believe that society has moved on from racial bias, but that belief can undermine their ability to advocate for their children.
The Learning Network: Teaching About Cybersecurity: Taking Steps to Improve Online Safety and Prevent Data Breaches
In this lesson, students will learn about the extent of cyberattacks just in the past year and the risks they pose for companies, governments and individuals.
When they came forward to report that they were victims of sexual assault, some students at Bob Jones University said that they were shamed, discouraged from reporting matters to police, blamed for the crimes and told to repent, according to a report released Thursday.Read full article >>