The US Department of Education would receive a $3.9 billion funding increase under a proposed spending bill released Wednesday. Congress rejected Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' call for more funding for school-choice programs.
Preparing students for 21st-century careers in science, technology, engineering and math will require that K-12 IT, curriculum and facilities departments work together, asserts Bill Latham, CEO and senior program designer at MeTEOR Education. In this commentary, he describes how a Florida school district overhauled its STEM education with a collaborative approach.
More money for Pell Grants, the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights are included in a new omnibus spending bill. Lawmakers need to pass the $1.3 trillion measure by Friday to avoid another government shutdown.
Engaging students in reading can yield benefits that last a lifetime, asserts National Board Certified Teacher Carol Bauer, who teaches fourth grade in Virginia. In this commentary, she offers ways to help students connect with books, including using audiobooks to increase engagement of reluctant or struggling readers.
Students at a Kentucky school are writing descriptions of and sampling snacks from around the world as part of a writing project in language arts class. The project includes geography and cultural studies of the countries, and students also will write letters to the snacks' makers.
The Dravidian language family, made up of nearly 80 variations spoken today by more than 200 million people across southern and central India and nearby countries, originated about 4,500 years ago, according to a recent study. Dating the languages is significant because it helps to understand the population of South Asia and the movement of some language groups, says the study's lead author, Annemarie Verkerk.
Six principles can help guide decisions around teaching and learning for English-language learners, according to the TESOL International Association. Principles include adapting lesson delivery and knowing the learners.
Some teachers can take on students' trauma as their own, suggests Alex Shevrin, a community college teacher and former school leader. In this blog post, she shares her own experience with vicarious trauma and offers tips on how to cope.
Some teachers are using videos created by rock bank OK Go to teach art, math and science. The band collaborated with the Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota to create a free website for educators called OK Go Sandbox.
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