Educators can help students understand the importance of good financial habits by sharing their personal experiences with money, especially challenges, NFL wide receiver Arrelious Benn says. Benn, who is working with an online financial-literacy program, aims to help young people develop skills and habits that lead to responsible, stable financial futures.
Students in a Nevada school district are given a voice about their education, says Michelle Hammond, the district's student voice coordinator. The district has a policy that promotes student voice and their input is integrated into the district's social and emotional learning strategy.
Technology can support classical education, a centuries-old approach that focuses on philosophy, deep reading of classical literature and exploring issues through a moral lens, Dana Weeks writes. Weeks shares how students use iPads to examine Latin texts and QR codes to share poetry projects with family and friends.
A federal judge has ruled that the US Department of Education must stop student-debt collection against all former students of the for-profit Corinthian Colleges. The ruling was a clarification of an earlier decision by the judge that the department had violated privacy laws in its debt-relief decisions.
Working on school newspapers and yearbooks provide students with project-based learning experiences, according to Jeannette Acton, director of the Interscholastic League Press Conference Director. Educators say that besides teaching students about journalism, communication, collaboration and workplace skills, school publications also show students that their voices matter.
The one-parent-one-language approach to teaching two languages to children is common in bilingual households, but children can effectively use two languages as they adapt and negotiate their language repertoire, writes Chisato Danjo, a lecturer in Japanese and linguistics at York St. John University in England. In this commentary, Danjo shares what she learned observing bilingual Japanese-British households in the UK.
Middle-school teacher Jill Fletcher describes how she uses paper Twitter-style boards in her classroom with two goals in mind. In this blog post, she describes how she uses the Twitter board for formative assessments and to help build community as students write short thoughts to engage their peers.
Preliminary tests indicate a Michigan law requiring third-graders to pass a reading test in English before they can go to fourth grade could have a huge effect on students in dual-language immersion programs. Some programs are considering whether they should increase their English-language instruction or ask the state to use a portfolio review to judge students' abilities.
Blogging can help school district superintendents add to their professional networks as well as increase transparency, educator Michael Niehoff writes. In this commentary, he shares how one associate superintendent in New Jersey uses blogging as a way of "[m]odeling self-reflection and sharing stories of success -- and failures."
President Donald Trump's administration is expected to propose merging the US Department of Education with the Department of Labor. The move would be part of the administration's plan to reduce the size of the federal government, but any such merger would have to obtain congressional approval.
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