A class of Virginia elementary-school students worked with an artist to produce images of six civil rights activists in the state, including tennis champion Arthur Ashe and Douglas Wilder, the state's first African-American governor. Students studied the history of each person before painting portraits on plywood to be assembled in a mural display.
District Court Judge Vincent Briccetti refused to issue a temporary injunction that would permit 44 unvaccinated students back into a school, pointing to an "unprecedented measles outbreak" to support his decision. The ruling was issued in relation to a lawsuit filed against the Rockland County Health Department by parents of the students at the Chestnut Ridge school.
Middle- and high-school students in an Illinois community have access to a space designed to help them complete homework and study after school. In this blog post, Robert Dillon describes how "The House" is designed to meet students' needs, including through the use of assistive technology.
Fifth-graders in one Maryland school are investing imaginary money in the stock market, but are using daily financial figures to calculate their success. Teaching finance is a way to "disrupt the cycle of poverty," says Michael Crispens, the school system's coordinator of elementary social studies.
Students at an Indiana middle school learned about the challenges of having special needs in a weeklong Ability Awareness event. Students went through immersive exercises, such as walking with a blindfold, and they listened to guest speakers as well as learned about adaptive techniques, such as Braille writing and sign language.
Webinar -- Engage, Enrich, and Empower Student Discovery with Primary Sources
The Library of Congress has digitized and made available online, for free, millions of historical primary sources in multiple formats. These represent untold opportunities for exploration and discovery, but finding the way can be daunting. This hands-on session will suggest some starting places and strategies for empowering students to ask questions and seek answers in the collections. Participants will apply select strategies to visual images and informational text and then reflect together on ways to employ the strategies in their own classrooms. Learn more.