9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

The Council of Chief State School Officers is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S.

A Message from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum - watch ceremony live online today

Educational Technology Guy

On September 11, 2001, and in the days that followed, our nation came together in a spirit of unity and resolve as we struggled, with profound shock and overwhelming grief, to comprehend the single largest loss of life from a foreign attack on American soil.

Senate to tackle NCLB update

eSchool News

A proposed update to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) would strengthen state and local control and end federal test-based accountability. Education Committee will begin reviewing details of a plan to update NCLB.

What's Making a Difference in Math Education for ELLs?

MIND Research Institute

Kalim Rayburn, Principal, Rea Elementary, Calif. According to Principal Lisa Molinaro at Woodbrook Elementary, a Title I school in ACPS with a high ELL population, ST Math is the reason she has seen an increase in her students’ probability, statistics and geometry skills.

Act now: Important IAL funding news from the DOE!


Program Authority: Sections 5411-5413 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; title III of Division H of Public Law 114-113 , the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.

Satanic Temple Looks to Start After School Clubs Nationwide

K-12 Schools - Education News

The Satanic Temple is planning to introduce a new after-school program to select public elementary schools across the nation later this year. Mesner added that he thinks Satanists being in public elementary schools will have a positive influence. (Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons).

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?


Since its launch in 2001, Wikipedia’s crowd-sourced authorship–its wikiness–has provoked debate relating to authority, despite the fact that many Wikipedia authors are topic experts and that a growing number of librarians and academics contribute by adding and editing references.

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OPINION: Six decades later, Brown v. Board of Education ruling is still only an aspiration

The Hechinger Report

Students at Barnard Elementary School in Washington, D.C., Nearly 68 years ago as a third-grader, Linda Brown was denied access to an all-white elementary school in Topeka, Kansas. Almost every one of its 131 elementary schools is zoned for a public housing unit.

The messy reality of personalized learning

The Hechinger Report

In tiny Foster, Rhode Island, teachers at Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School use high-tech methods to teach a largely rural, off-the-grid population. Down Route 6, not far from the Shady Acres Restaurant and Dairy, is Captain Isaac Paine Elementary School.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Time spent teaching social studies has declined in the last two decades, particularly since the 2001 passage of No Child Left Behind, which favored a focus on math, reading and accountability as a way of addressing the country’s growing achievement gap between rich and poor children.

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Debate on new education law overlooks future of testing

The Christensen Institute

As the House of Representatives prepares to vote tomorrow on reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)—also known since 2001 as No Child Left Behind (NCLB)—a fierce fight has continued over the proper role of testing. Julia Freeland and Thomas Arnett, research fellows at the Clayton Christensen Institute, and I coauthored this piece.

U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

For each of the three primary (equity-focused) federal educational technology programs authorized by Congress since the passage of the 1994 revision to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), below I provide details on the programs’: legislative authorization (i.e.,

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Bosch Is the PreK – 8 Technology Instructor at Southfield Christian School in the Metro Detroit area, a position she has held since 2001. Her roots are as an elementary classroom teacher where she utilized technology as an integrated part of the learning environment.

Time to Think

Reading By Example

In a 2001 article titled “ Can We Reclaim Time to Think? Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash. My wife and I are still at the stage in our lives where, if one of our kids is sick, one of us is staying home. Today was my turn.

Rhode Island’s New Law Mandates Recess for Kids

K-12 Schools - Education News

Elementary schools always claim to give recess, but researchers found that on a randomly-selected school day, only 79% had recess. Usually the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), 2001, is blamed for the incredible shrinking recess. (Photo: Pixabay, Creative Commons).

Free Tools for Accessibility and Inclusive Classrooms


As a former elementary teacher with a passion for accessibility, games, and technology, she brings a unique perspective to training events and online courses within the Microsoft Educator Community.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

The Hechinger Report

Aggregated over the past 13 years — the length of a child’s elementary and secondary school career — Congress has failed to appropriate $347 billion towards the education of low income students, primarily Black and Brown. Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept.

SETDA Provides Tips on Equity of Access for Students Outside of School


Rhonda Schroeder, EdD, Principal, Arthur Elementary School, Oklahoma City, OK, shared the story of how Arthur Elementary School transitioned from having one computer per classroom to having a 1:1 iPad program. Arthur Elementary has also established goals for out-of-school access.

TEACHER VOICE: Underpaid, my colleagues and I are frequently advised to “marry a doctor or a lawyer”

The Hechinger Report

Arizona ranks 50 th in the United States in elementary teacher salaries adjusted for cost of living with an average salary of about $42,560 only three quarters of what teachers earn in other parts of the country. In wages adjusted for inflation, Arizona elementary teachers are making 11 percent less now than they were in 2001. TUCSON, Ariz.

Meet the Support Network Addressing Out-Of-School Challenges for Every Student


Steadman, who teaches at Mendell Elementary School in this highly-diverse Boston neighborhood, passed along her concerns to a colleague, Madeline Gillespie, a family support coordinator. City Connects has been around since 2001, but has even earlier roots in a two-year partnership between Boston Public Schools and researchers at Boston College from diverse disciplines, including psychology and special education. ROXBURY, Mass.

Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Program Demonstrates Success


In 2001, not long after Oklahoma had adopted one of the nation’s first universal pre-K programs, researchers from Georgetown University began tracking kids who came out of the program in Tulsa, documenting their academic progress over time.

Live Tuesday August 30th (Early Time) with Richard and Rebecca DuFour on Professional Learning Communities to Improve Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

As a former elementary principal, she helped her school earn state and national recognition as a model professional learning community and a Blue Ribbon School.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement


2014; Hofferth & Sandberg, 2001). Another nationwide study found that children under 12 years old have approximately two hours of free time during the day and that this decreases as they get older (Hofferth & Sandberg, 2001).

Shaping K-12 Learning Experiences with Online Mapping Activities


Elementary students can participate with activities that track and map noise levels across schools, or predict and study migration patterns of animals. Maps tell stories, explain, illuminate, and inspire.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

This isn't a new story: even PCs, which were widely available in classrooms by 2001, rarely had a real impact on classroom instruction. This summer, in fact, we finished the two-year opt-in period for blended learning at the elementary level. Ken Eastwood is the superintendent of Middletown City School District , NY, a member of our League of Innovative Schools. In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever.

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Will Philadelphia Education Survive?

Philly Teacher

Here is a run-down: 2001. I am called in November and am placed at an elementary school in Southwest Philadelphia. Overflow crowd from the August 15, 2013 SRC meeting. As I reflected on the events of today, I began to think of my journey as a teacher here in Philadelphia.

Calling Education to A Count

Hack Education

Bush’s presidency: No Child Left Behind , the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This article first appeared in the Data & Society publication Points in September 2016. It’s a response, in part, to the organization’s primer on accountability in education: “ The Myth of Accountability: How Data (Mis)Use is Reinforcing the Problems of Public Education.”

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Large Mississippi district handed over to public-private partnership

The Hechinger Report

Philadelphia: The Philadelphia School District in Pennsylvania was turned over to a five-member panel known as the School Reform Commission , which took control in 2001. The Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities


Previously, Elizabeth worked as an elementary teacher in Nevada and a residential counselor in Montana. SETDA’s latest research, Navigating the Digital Shift 2018: Broadening Student Learning Opportunities , highlights how state policies are supporting the transformation to digital learning.

How Social Studies Can Help Young Kids Make Sense of the World


Time spent teaching social studies has declined in the last two decades, particularly since the 2001 passage of No Child Left Behind, which favored a focus on math, reading and accountability as a way of addressing the country’s growing achievement gap between rich and poor children.

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A Mississippi father and retired soldier breaks stereotypes about black dads

The Hechinger Report

Steve Collins, Jackson Public Schools Parent of the Year for 2016, helps McLeod Elementary School students in the carpool line. Collins is a problem solver at McLeod Elementary, where two of his children attend. 11, 2001, attacks.

Work Your Dreams Using the Top Five Leadership Competencies with Secretary of State Linda McCulloch


Secretary McCulloch served three terms in the Montana House of Representatives, from 1995 to 2001. degrees in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Supervision of Library Media Programs from the University of Montana.

The opioid crisis took their parents, now foster kids left behind are being failed again

The Hechinger Report

Indiana’s foster care intake has more than doubled since 2001 , the sharpest increase in the nation. She attends a local elementary school, where Matt Rhoda is the principal. Jodie Hicks, left, and her husband, Kevin O’Brien, right, with their granddaughter, Tessa.

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In Texas, new math standards look a whole lot like Common Core

The Hechinger Report

But this year, New Frontiers Charter School in San Antonio needed its best teachers to help younger students get ready for a new set of math standards Texas adopted in 2012, so Demore switched to elementary school.

Portland Announces Dozens of Schools Have Elevated Lead Levels

K-12 Schools - Education News

“I feel betrayed,” said Julie Frank, who was scrambling to get her 8-year-old son Joey a blood test on Wednesday after learning elevated levels were found in his school, Reike Elementary, as far back as 2001. (Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons).

The Drug Enforcement Administration, DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education Announce 10 National Finalists For Second Annual ‘Operation Prevention’ Video Challenge


My colleagues and I have been eagerly anticipating the return of the Operation Prevention Video Challenge for our students,” said Cheryl Lykowski, Monroe Road Elementary School Teacher, Bedford Public School District, Temperance, Mich.

The Never-Ending Story: Procedures vs. Understanding in Math

K-12 Schools - Education News

2001) supports a strong interaction between understanding and procedures and that the push-pull relationship is necessary. For many concepts in elementary math, it is the skill or procedure itself upon which understanding is built. 2001).

An upscale Florida auction yields millions for local preschool programs

The Hechinger Report

In 2009, just over 50 percent of children entering Immokalee’s six elementary schools were considered “kindergarten ready,” as determined by Florida’s kindergarten screening exam, the Florida Assessment for Instruction in Reading.

A new test that no student would dread — one that leads to citizenship

The Hechinger Report

Doe that public elementary and secondary schools couldn’t consider immigration status when a student seeks to enroll. But better even than DACA is the DREAM Act — or the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act, which was originally introduced in 2001 by Sen.

How to hire more black principals

The Hechinger Report

A student offers Principal Macquline King-Morris a hug on his way to the gym with his class at Courtenay Elementary Language Arts Center in Chicago. But the stream of elementary school kids rerouted themselves to deliver hugs, high fives and huge grins.