Students at a high school in New Hampshire are required to participate in twice-a-week internships. Kim Carter, the school's co-founder and CEO, says internships help provide real-world lessons for students and support academic standards.
Young students may get an academic boost from using iPads to learn, according to a two-year study of primary and nursery-school students in Northern Ireland. The study reveals a boost in engagement and motivation, plus improvements in English, math and communication skills.
Public-sector workers who already are part of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program will not have that benefit taken away under President Donald Trump's budget proposal to eliminate the program, education department officials said. If the proposal is approved, the benefit no longer would be available to students taking out loans after July 1, 2018.
Summer break is a great opportunity for teachers to invest in themselves personally and professionally, writes former teacher and principal Frank Buck. In this blog post, he advises teachers to write a letter to themselves in which they imagine how they will make the most of their summer vacation.
Teachers can support students through unexpected changes and transitions by shifting attention to what students can control, writes educational consultant Elena Aguilar. In this blog post, Aguilar shares this and other tips, including allowing students to express their feelings and ensuring that students do not blame themselves for the circumstances.
A group of high-school students in Georgia recently signed letters of intent to pursue teaching careers. During the state's first Future Educators Signing Day, students signed the nonbinding letters after completing an educational pathway curriculum that included working with teachers and younger students plus visiting a college campus.
Teachers and students at an Idaho high school say that a focus on science, technology, engineering, art and math has improved writing skills and standardized test scores. Writing is incorporated heavily throughout the inquiry-based STEAM curriculum, with students showcasing and evaluating their work through writing prompts.
Eighth-grade social studies students at an Indiana school recently learned about how government works with the help of a simulation-based program, the Civic Mirror project. The students become citizens of a fictitious country in which they operate a government and learn about separation of powers, national economics and other topics based on the US Constitution.
Some schools have embraced the maker movement to encourage discovery-based learning as well as science, technology, engineering and math skills. Business and university partners have collaborated with some schools to help create dedicated makerspaces.
President Donald Trump on Tuesday published a proposed budget that includes more than $9 billion in cuts for education. The cuts drew swift action from more than 20,000 people who sent emails in opposition to the changes. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected today to testify before Congress about the proposed budget.
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