Their training doesn’t cover it, many textbooks don’t touch it, but teachers are taking on climate change anyway
Kids take projects more seriously and make interdisciplinary connections, teachers say
Schools across the state are ditching A through F report cards and letting students retake tests to emphasize learning over seat time, but each district’s interpretation of proficiency-based learning looks different, and a high profile fiasco in Maine looms large
The Knowledge Map project helps districts identify content gaps and close them
Nearly 70 percent of Mississippians failed test of basic knowledge of American history
Some teachers are finding a place for coding in English, music, science, math and social studies, too
Civic engagement matters today more than ever, yet social studies in the early grades are sidelined. To make up for this absence, some educators seek outside training on how to handle sensitive issues in the classroom
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Science has rarely been considered a priority in elementary school, but that may be changing.
Children who can’t read well by third grade are more likely to become drop-outs. Research-based coaching could make a critical difference.
Early math skills, though critical to academic success, get far less attention than literacy in high-poverty classrooms. One Illinois school district is working to change that.