About 10.8 million youths attended public schools that were highly integrated in 2017 -- up 83% from 1995 -- according to analysis by The Washington Post. Data show that in 2017, about 5.8 million of the 46.4 million public-school students in the US attended segregated schools.
The "Harry Potter" book series inspired the classroom design in Staci Lamb, a ninth-grade English teacher in Maryland. Lamb tweeted a video tour of her room, which has since gone viral, showing her sorting hat, a cart she uses to serve snacks and decorations inspired by the Hogwarts school attended by Potter and his friends.
The Ecological Approaches to Social Emotional Learning laboratory at Harvard University is testing the use of flexible, bite-sized lessons to teach social and emotional learning. The "kernels" are designed to be adaptable to students' interests and needs.
Students at Chilhowie Middle School in Virginia are learning how to face and combat bullying through a program inspired by the reality television show "Survivor." The anti-bullying program draws on the show's themes to help students work together for personal growth and to support their community.
New teachers in a Tennessee school district were paired with mentors and visited students' neighborhoods as part of a summer orientation program. The program is aimed at addressing implicit bias and eliminating persistent achievement gaps.
Ten candidates participating in Thursday's Democratic presidential primary debate expressed their support for resources for education. The candidates weighed in on charter schools, public school funding, teacher salaries but little time was spent talking about college-level reforms.
Accomplished teachers help create informed, engaged citizens
Teachers play a role in helping to create informed and engaged citizens who feel confident to participate in civil discourse, writes Elizabeth Schley, NBCT, in this blog post. Read on.
The power of National Board resources in CTE
National Board Certification is open to all career and technical education teachers who are licensed by their state and have taught for three or more years. Learn how NBCTs and CTE intersect in this National Board blog post.