Facebook has announced a £1 million effort in the UK to provide online and classroom training in schools aimed at curbing cyberbullying. Officials say the funds could go to support "digital safety ambassadors" in schools.
Students and educators from more than 100 countries participated in Global Math Week, which ends today. The inaugural event includes participation in Exploding Dots -- a new version of the abacus that uses dots and boxes.
Implementing A District-Wide Science Success Veteran education leader Mike Dillon has helped his school district continue on a steady path of success in science. The Smithsonian’s Science and Technology Concepts program and kits, available through Carolina Biological, have ensured that an entire district maintains a culture of high academic achievement. Read the case study.
Sari Muhonen, an educator in Finland, says it was more difficult to gain entry to a program to train as an educator than as a doctor or lawyer. In this commentary, she shares steps taken in Finland to ensure that educators are highly prepared and valued.
ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief highlights education practices and policies in specific regions to give readers more in-depth insight into that country or region's education system. This edition focuses on India.
Efforts are underway in India to support the education of girls, despite many obstacles, officials say. This article highlights several initiatives, including an effort by the nonprofit Girls Code Camp to teach computer science to girls in India.
The focus for this year's International Day of the Girl Child is on empowering girls before, during and after conflict. The United Nations warns that violent conflicts and humanitarian crises increase the risk of gender violence, child marriage and trafficking, and says that violence kills an adolescent girl every 10 minutes.
Learn more about how to use common language to relate to students, how cultural backgrounds affect students' learning behaviors, and how equitable practices inspire greater student engagement in all classrooms with this selection of resources just released on ASCD myTeachSource®.
Independent reading builds knowledge and that knowledge, in turn, accelerates independent reading ability. Therefore, no student should be limited by the color of a dot on the spine of a book. For students to become independent learners, they need the autonomy to select freely, even if it means they struggle at times.