A number of states are getting on board with requiring that students pass a U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate, but for a crash course in civics education, nothing beats interacting with real-life legislators.
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April 24, 2015
April 23, 2015
Spotting an urgent need in schools, a journalist-turned-teacher has developed a full-scale curriculum to help students better understand the digitally networked environments in which they spend so much time.
April 14, 2015
A new study suggests that students could learn better by sharing iPads than in 1-to-1 programs, especially in early grades.
April 13, 2015
A recent report suggested that districts could cut costs by increasing salaries for effective teachers who are willing to take on larger classes, but a review of that report says that the idea has significant flaws.
April 02, 2015
The Project Everyone initiative is asking teachers to submit lesson plans about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in an effort to create the "World's Largest Lesson."
March 31, 2015
In Nashville, Bailey Middle Prep tries to keep good teachers like Whitney Bradley in the classroom by turning them into multi-classroom team leaders.
March 27, 2015
A set of reforms in Finland will require schools to implement extended "phenomenon-based" programs that focus on interdisciplinary lessons rather than traditional subject-area classes.
March 18, 2015
A UK child health expert is causing a stir by recommending that teachers tackle girls' body image issues by having boys discuss what they think is attractive.
March 17, 2015
A Swiss robot helps students improve their handwriting by having them learn by teaching.
March 11, 2015
An online survey suggests that 96 percent of classrooms utilize some form of computer technology, though teachers still struggle with hardware shortages and a lack of consistent Internet access.