Support staff in the financially strapped Philadelphia school district had decried layoff notices, but recent state funding offers hope. No financial commitments have been made, though.
Two unconnected stories both exemplify that, at any age range, positive reinforcement works wonders.
An old experiment from the 1960s on teaching discrimination is being passed around again on social media. How do you teach discrimination now?
Sixty or more minutes a day, five days a week, students and teachers spend time together. So at some point, some student is going to strike a nerve. How do you respond?
The rules were issued just in time to take effect during the 2014-15 school year.
A new method of socializing students with autism early on shows promise for behavior down the road.
Advocacy groups say the district suspends black students at four times the rate of white students. States and districts everywhere are being pressed to change discipline practices.
Pregnant students need to be treated the same as other students, the U.S. Department of Education said in a letter to school districts today.
The questions posed to districts and schools, which focused on school climate and discipline in recent data collections, would be expanded and drill deeper on those issues.
More U.S. children were living in poverty in 2011 than 2005, and more children were living in homes where parents don't have full-time jobs.