More than 30 states were expected to submit plans Monday to comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act. "Each plan is part of the state's broader effort to ensure better outcomes for students, and I look forward to seeing how states will work with their stakeholders to successfully implement these plans and improve education for all kids," said Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Frustrated with how spelling is traditionally taught?Super Spellers gives you an approach that's easy to implement, research based, developmentally appropriate, and tied to authentic reading and writing. Includes word inventories, a sample scope & sequence, word ladder activities, and ways to make your existing spelling lists better. Preview the entire book!
Some new teachers have unrealistic expectations or try too hard to make students like them, writes National Board Certified Teacher Cindi Rigsbee. In this blog post by educator Larry Ferlazzo, Rigsbee and other educators offer advice on how to avoid some common mistakes that new teachers make and what to do about them.
Connecting science, technology, engineering and math lessons to the real world is a great way to excite students, asserts Kenneth Huff, a middle-school science teacher in New York and a 2017 STEM Teacher Ambassador. Huff shares ideas in this article, including how he presents his class with a science "phenomena" -- such as why water balloons break only sometimes -- and asks students to provide explanations.
Middle-school students in one California district are learning calculus as part of a new Math Academy program. Three campuses offer the class with plans to enroll 60 students from sixth- to 12th-grade, officials say.
Americans found answers to industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and more in the ideas of the Progressives. From both major parties, the Progressives offered solutions to economic, social, and political problems, in some ways using and in others changing our system of government. Learn more about the Progressive Era with this toolkit!
Keep dull history classes in the past. TAH.org's American History Toolkits unlock a variety of teaching resources that engage your students from start to finish. Designed with your class in mind, you'll have instant access to documents, videos, and more as you dive into the years that formed our country. Find the toolkit for your class today!
Having a class read a whole novel together can provide an inclusive experience while building a classroom community, educator Robert Ward writes in this blog post. He shares tips for selecting books and helping students at varying reading levels engage with the text.
Spending on elementary through high-school education declined by about 3% in the US between 2010 and 2014, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's annual report of education indicators. Data show that other OECD countries often get better outcomes by spending less money and focusing on different priorities.
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