September 2015 Archives

Modern K-12 public libraries will offer intensely engaging learning environments to all students. How they will go about doing this is less certain, but the principal trends are readily identified in various research efforts.


Schools in low-socioeconomic status communities often experience a shortage of qualified teachers, higher turnover rates, and lower student achievement than their higher-income counterparts. How can we remedy that for the benefit of all students?


There is really no reason why school libraries should fear competing sources of information. With the right adjustments, K-12 libraries can work alongside the rest of the data that students access on a daily basis. Remaining relevant is simply a matter of carrying foundational ideals forward and adapting to an ever-changing information culture.


Here are three little-known facts you should know about education around the world.


So why are games developed for young learners having such a difficult time entering classrooms? Let's take a look at a few reasons why.


My home state of Mississippi needs to make some big changes as soon as possible. I want home state to have sufficient money to put towards improving education, and to see the ratings improve drastically.


Restricting the right to education is not a new idea. It has been used by groups in power for centuries. Here are some historical and current events that show how valuable and powerful education really is.


Follow the strategies that I have included in this article, and you will have no problem managing your students' behavior. Here is how to deal with even your most challenging students.


The current U.S. economy continues to improve, but there is one area that is still feeling the squeeze from the recession years: K-12 public school spending.


When it comes to school reform, we often think of getting rid of bad teachers. However, an issue that is possibly more pressing is hiring, training, and retaining high-quality teachers.


In a responsive model of instruction, teachers seek out and include examples of achievements from both genders. While women have come a long way since the days of Dr. Edward Clarke, it is still difficult to find a curriculum that reflects an equitable picture of female accomplishments. Progress has been slow to incorporate gender-fair terminology into textbooks.


The number of minority students enrolled in U.S. schools and colleges is growing at a rapid rate, yet student enrollment is not matched by minority teacher representation. In this article, I will discuss four reasons it is important to have more minority instructors in our schools and colleges.


Classrooms are becoming more high-tech, and a lot of innovation has come from that. However, it is important to keep in mind how these new technologies influence disruptive behaviors.


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