Todd Shriver, a high-school teacher in Monon, Ind., bring in special guests for his "Topics in the 1980s" class, a social studies elective that examines cultural, social and political history of the decade. In the years since he started the class, Shriver has had numerous recognizable faces appear via video chat, including Mike Eruzione, captain of the USA hockey team that won a gold medal in the 1980 Winter Olympics, and Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic candidate for president.
Two students at Forsyth Central High School in Georgia created a weeklong event at their school to help students in special education and their peers in general education connect with and learn about each other. Their "Greatest Gift Week" focused on sharing information about learning differences and exceptionalities and culminated in a holiday social for all students.
Set New Year's resolutions based on which career stage you are currently in, recommends CareerBlast cofounder and personal branding expert William Arruda. Young professionals should find ways to contribute to their employer's overarching goals and mid-career professionals should beef up their skill sets to ensure career growth, while those approaching retirement should be working on their exit strategies, Arruda writes.
Faculty members at Vermont State Colleges have expressed concerns that online courses are favored at the expense of on-campus programming, triggering waves of layoffs. College leadership has not reported any planned school closures, but campus layouts have changed in the face of the expanding online program, with some campuses considering renting, selling, or demolishing lesser-used buildings.
Discussions about the achievement gap in education may be promoting a negative stereotype about the achievement of students of color, according to researchers from the University of Southern California's Rossier School of Education. In this opinion piece, they share their research on how the conversation might be framed to promote equity.
All students should feel they belong at school, writes Ross Wiener, vice president at The Aspen Institute and executive director of its Education & Society Program. In this commentary, he shares how this feeling can improve equity in education and outcomes for students -- besides raising traditional measures of achievement, such as test scores.
The AT&T Youth Hack, held Saturday at State University of New York's Broome campus, challenged students ages 8 to 17 to create apps and other technology tools to help spread the word about online safety and cyberbullying. Students received assistance from mentors who work in STEM fields and learned how their computer science aptitude could serve them in tech careers.
Nationwide, as much as 530,000 tons of food may be wasted each year in US schools, according to a report from the World Wildlife Fund. Efforts are underway to curb cafeteria waste, including the Food Waste Warriors program, which helped participating schools cut food waste by an average of 3%, with the top three schools slashing food waste by more than half.
Saniya Vashist, a senior at River Hill High School in Maryland, founded a nonprofit when she was 13 to help other girls learn to code. Her organization, codeHER, recruits high-school girls to teach coding to middle-school girls in Maryland and has since expanded to two cities in Morocco.
Students at Montour Elementary School in Pennsylvania are seeing first-hand how artificially intelligent autonomous robots work though the school district's Artificial Intelligence K-12 program. The robot performs delivery tasks and is the first of its kind to be deployed at a school.