Real discipline should always be about learning, asserts Jim Dillon, an educator and administrator. In this blog post, he highlights how supportive environments can help facilitate positive progress for students who exhibit behavior issues.
Project-based learning is helping Maryland teacher Judy Sandler engage her third-grade students in social studies. In this blog post, she describes how a unit on Native Americans has expanded to cover a semester using PBL that addresses such topics as stereotypes and Native American imagery as sports mascots.
The number of 12- to 18-year-olds who report being bullied has declined, according to the federal School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. Data show 20.8% reported being bulled in 2015, down from 31.7% in 2007.
School leaders in the Office of Equity at the Oakland Unified School District in California are expanding equity initiatives. The district recently started programs for African-American female students, Latino and Latina students and Asian Pacific Islanders.
The Every Student Succeeds Act provides a student-funding pilot that allows participating school districts to tie federal, state and local dollars to individual students. Five districts have applied for the 2018-19 school year pilot.
In her State of the District speech, Mayor Muriel Bowser pledged to focus on rebuilding trust in the school district. "I recognize that there is trust that needs to be rebuilt between our school system and parents, and systems of accountability and oversight that need to be reinforced and reviewed," she said.
More than 1,000 chief technology officers gathered for the recent annual conference of the Consortium for School Networking in Washington, D.C. In this commentary, Eileen Belastock, director of technology for Mount Greylock Regional School District in Williamstown, Mass., offers her eight takeaways after attending the conference for the first time.
Students who are gifted may perform poorly in school on purpose for various reasons, author and educator James Delisle writes in this blog post. Delisle offers possible reasons for their disengagement and shares some solutions to help these students reconnect with school.
The rate of US middle- and high-school students exposed to e-cigarette ads from any source rose from 68.9% in 2014 to 78.2% in 2016, CDC researchers reported in the agency's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The findings also showed that retail stores were the most likely source of e-cigarette ad exposure among teens.
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