Math Problems that Unlock Student Thinking

The CoolCatTeacher

The “Open Middle” math problem format is NOT talking about middle school math, although it applies to middle, high school, elementary, and even college math just the same.

5 Ways to Empower Girls

The CoolCatTeacher

Lynn Colón – Bio As Submitted Lynmara Colón brings the perspective of a teacher, assistant principal, and principal positions she has held since joining education in 2003 to her work in literacy.

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What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

Waterford

One study at Ball State University found that school districts who regularly used Waterford Early Learning (a component of Waterford Reading Academy for early elementary students) were better able to close the achievement gap between low and high SES families.[2].

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

Avoid using educational jargon, which can confuse parents who aren’t as familiar with elementary teaching terms.[7]. Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp. National Association of Elementary School Principals. The first few months of school pass by so quickly.

OPINION: Four ways that Mississippi is teaching more children to read well

The Hechinger Report

Mississippi’s gains came as students in many states did worse in 2019 than they did in 2017 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) — to the disappointment of leaders, educators and parents across the United States.

Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

The Shanker report found that between 2003 and 2011 the white teaching workforce in Washington more than doubled, from 16 to 39 percent, while the black share declined precipitously, from 77 to 49 percent. Between 2003 and 2011, the white teaching workforce in Washington, D.C.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. Related: Will new standards improve elementary science education?

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When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. In the elementary school, art classes were cut. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.

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Strategies for Surviving All Types of Assessments

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It can create concern in elementary and middle school students that if they don’t perform well, they are in danger of being held back or not graduating high school. Vernice Jones received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Lane College in 2003.

It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One

MindShift

These stats come from a new, nationally representative survey of media use among children ages 8-18, by Common Sense Media, which has been tracking this since 2003. There could be a silver lining to children getting their first phones closer to elementary school than high school. Copyright 2019 NPR. Just over half of children in the United States — 53 percent — now own a smartphone by the age of 11.

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

Third-grader Alessandra Gudino Aguilar, 9, adjusts the simple machine, a lever, that she and her classmates are experimenting with during their STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

Since 2003, public schools in the state have only been fully funded twice. In the mornings, black kids like Clark rode on yellow school buses to Lexington Elementary; the white kids boarded blues ones that took them to private school.