Fifth-graders at a Maine school published an anthology of short stories after working with teaching artists from the nonprofit writing studio The Telling Room to learn creative writing. The students spent nine sessions working with professionals, including journalists, fiction writers and actors to craft stories and learn the publishing process.
Educators at a Michigan middle school are learning how to guide engaging, hands-on science projects as part of the school's first year offering Project Lead the Way curricula. Seventh-graders study forensic science by solving a murder mystery, and sixth-graders learned about engineering and design by building bridges.
Under changes to US labor policies, many graduate students can now be considered employees of a college or university or organize unions, bringing challenges to many institutions. Some faculty say employee status threatens mentoring relationships while others support the guarantees of employment.
As the Every Student Succeeds Act has granted more power to states to regulate education, lawmakers and other leaders are crafting policies to address students' educational outcomes, writes Doug Mesecar of IO Education. In this commentary, he outlines policy developments pursued by some states.
President Donald Trump could propose about $10.6 billion in cuts to federal education funding, according to draft budget documents obtained by The Washington Post. The documents show that some of the funding could be redirected to school-choice programs.
To keep donors informed when developing a marketing message, communications leaders must work with institutional advancement to craft an integrated campaign, writes Kristi Eaves-McLennan, executive director of marketing for Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. In this blog post, she outlines the strategy used at her school.
Technology is helping seventh-grade students from a Massachusetts school collaborate with peers in Coventry, England, to study water quality. Students have been exploring topics including public water supplies and water production on the International Space Station since the Global STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program launched in September.
If you realize you hate your job, it might be time to consider a pause in your career to avoid burnout and eventually get back on track, said Rachael O'Meara. "When you take a pause, or intentionally shift your behavior, you can help find your way back to enjoying what you do again," said O'Meara.
Montana elementary-school principal Mike Bowman, who is retiring after more than 30 years, says being a principal isn't just a job, it's "part of your life." Bowman is known by colleagues for taking a "diagnostic" approach by meeting students where they are and helping them to succeed.
Schools are overspending on education technology by about $3 billion, according to a report from the Technology for Education Consortium. The study's authors attribute the overspending to lack of price transparency from vendors.