Students in England will begin to see gay issues popping up in their classes, as the government pushes to raise awareness about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual community, according to the Daily Mail. Beginning in February, which is LGBT History Month in the U.K., the organization Schoo...
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Some teachers, students, and parents in Florida are less than satisfied with the virtual classrooms that are being used to deal with class size limitations, according to the New York Times. In response to a 2002 amendment restricting the number of students in classroomsbut not virtual labs...
January 11, 2011
A high school student has proven there's a way to reduce chronic absenteeismand it's not by taking parents to court. In the Huffington Post, 15-year-old Zak Kukoff describes TruantToday, a Web application he originally created for a science fair project. The program sends text messages and e...
January 10, 2011
After the Washington Post exposed dozens of errors in Virginia history textbooks, several districts removed them from schools to prevent the impairment of learning. But Post ed columnist Jay Mathews thinks the mistakes would actually enhance learning. "We might even encourage publishers to salt the...
January 10, 2011
Will Richardson highlights a new book co-authored by innovationist John Seely Brown, "A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change."
January 03, 2011
Two teachers in Hawaii have found a way to make lessons about centuries-old people and events relevant to their high school students: Teach them to the tune of Lady Gaga. According to the Honolulu Star Advertiser, Amy Burvall, a history teacher, and Herb Mahelona, a technology curriculum coordinat...
December 02, 2010
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December 01, 2010
A new report lays out steps policymakers can take to bring technology-based learning to every student.
November 30, 2010
Despite opposition from anti-gambling groups, one northern Virginia high school is using poker to teach math.
November 24, 2010
A Baltimore City teacher blames Teach for America for her difficulty finding a job, and says the program "pretends to have the solution."