A new reality television show is going behind the scenes to film students participating in Milwaukee Area Technical College's Culinary Arts Program. The first episode of "Cook. Plate. Dine." featured students displaying their talents and discussing future career plans as well as their passion for cooking.
Pat Skorkowsky is preparing to retire as the Clark County School District superintendent after five years in the job and 30 years in the Nevada district. Skorkowsky has faced challenges with budgets and teacher salaries during his tenure, but he says he learned to grow "a thick skin" over the years.
There are three ways educators can encourage students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math, writes high-school chemistry teacher Rob Lamb. In this commentary, he suggests exposing students to STEM careers, STEM in the real world and STEM in college.
Two North Dakota districts are collaborating to open a specialized school for elementary students with severe behavioral and mental health needs. The school would provide small classes led by a general-education teacher with supports from mental health professionals.
Sixteen grade 12 students from an Ontario, Canada, high school recently engaged in a project to preserve history and document cemeteries where black people are buried. The students geolocated the headstones, noting the condition of the stones, the names and dates as they worked to create an interactive digital map.
Access to advanced math and science courses may be lacking in schools serving disproportionate numbers of black and Latino students, according to an US Education Department report. Data also show students of color continue to lag behind their white peers in science and math.
Children should get at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day, ranging from brisk walking to running, with vigorous aerobic activity and muscle conditioning at least three days a week, according to the CDC. Experts recommend considering a child's age and interests, keeping exercise fun and trying to make it part of a regular routine.
About 68% of admissions officers say they reserve the right to check a prospective student's social media presence, but only 29% reported doing so, according to a series of surveys by Kaplan Test Prep. The data show 20% of schools have set policies around checking students' social media, with just a third of those forbidding the practice.
A survey shows that 93% of college and university faculty believe that diverse viewpoints should be present on campus and that people should be free to express their opinions, while two-thirds say students who disrupt events should be suspended or expelled. The data also show that 80% of professors believe they should be free to present "in class any idea that they consider relevant."
Southern Illinois University Carbondale is launching a pilot program to "create a pool of potential, volunteer adjuncts" to deliver occasional lectures, mentor students or lead seminars. SIUC Faculty Association President Dave Johnson said the union is consulting with attorneys to ensure the initiative doesn't violate faculty contracts.