EdWeek Explains: Academic Redshirting, and Why It’s Not So Simple
When it comes time for elementary school, some parents decide to hold their child back a year from kindergarten. Here’s some advantages—and cautions. (August 27, 2019)
Philadelphia Auto Mechanic Internship Program 'Keeps the City Running'
The Philadelphia Office of Fleet Management Internship Program, started in 1993, employs students who are enrolled in auto mechanic programs at local high schools to develop the skills they need to be productive in the workforce. (August 20, 2019)
5 Steps to Independent Reading with Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris
[Content Provided by Stenhouse] Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris provide everything teachers need to implement the ideas from their book. The lesson sets map out a systematic approach to helping K-2 Students grow into independent and proficient readers.
Science Summer Program Exposes Kids to the Gross, Mushy, and Slimy
The GSK Science in the Summer program has a simple mission: “When summer is out, science is in.” Every year, the program partners with community organizations to provide access to science education during the summer. (August 20, 2019)
‘Just Like Them’: Urban and Rural Students Make Friends on the Alaska Frontier
A group of high school students from Anchorage spent spring break at a remote Native Village as part of an unusual cultural exchange program in Alaska. See what they learned. July 21, 2019.
More Cities Take On ‘Period Poverty’ As a Way to Keep Kids in School
Many girls can’t afford menstrual products, leading them to miss class. Some cities like Providence, R.I., are providing free pads and tampons to help keep them in school. (June 26, 2019)
Millions of Adults Lack Basic Reading Skills Needed for Good Jobs
In the U.S., 36 million adults lack the basic literacy skills needed to sustain employment -- yet education programs for this group serve only about 1.5 million, and funding continues to be cut at state and federal levels. (June 11, 2019)
Creating Pilot Projects that Impress K-12 Districts
Pilot projects are a great way for companies to get a foot in the door with K-12 schools and districts—but only if those vendors plan those trials carefully, with clear goals and sound practices in mind.
Schools Are Using Widespread Digital Surveillance of Students. Does It Keep Them Safe? Or Invade Their Privacy?
Many districts are monitoring students’ digital lives in an effort to thwart school shootings and prevent suicide and self-harm. But civil liberties advocates are sounding the alarm about the large amount of data being collected.
What Constitutional Rights Do Students Have?
When it comes to paddling or censorship, the courts have ruled that U.S. students don’t always share the same constitutional rights as adults outside of school. Learn more about the Constitution’s limited reach into schoolhouse doors.
Dealing With Dyslexia: One Family’s Story
When Scott Gann learned his son Dustin had dyslexia, he sprung into action--determined to help not just Dustin but other struggling readers in Arkansas as well. (May 24, 2019)
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