Students at various Iowa high schools recently learned about the court system from state Supreme Court justices who visited their school, with one school hosting oral arguments of a case during the evening. Chief Justice Mark Cady reviewed several cases with students including a school integration case that started in their city.
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.
Most teachers say they believe in the value of digital learning tools, and about four in 10 are using their own money to purchase them, according to a survey from Gallup and the nonprofit NewSchools Venture Fund. The survey also notes that it remains difficult to determine the effectiveness of the classroom tools.
The "I am an American" display at the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim, Calif., depicts the lives and experiences of Japanese-Americans who were detained in "prescribe military areas" during World War II. The exhibit features replicas of living quarters, photos from the camps and video histories told by survivors.
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.