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How a college girl changed her school’s

Editor’s note: This article is part of Fast Company Spark, a new initiative for middle and high school readers. No tank tops, leggings, or shorts that can’t pass the “fingertip rule,” with hemlines that are no longer than a student’s fingertips when their arms hang down at their sides. These are the types of dress […]

Students staying after school with an ey...

March 12 – Students at Emmet Belknap Middle School are preparing for the state math and English language (ELA) tests and this year school administrators decided the experience would be a little different. One of the ideas put forward by parents at a recent “raising awareness” meeting was that children who do everything right and […]

Steven Qie, Youth of the Month

The Needham Exchange Club has recognized Steven Qie of Needham High School as its Youth of the Month. Steven is an outstanding student and has also been involved in large-scale community service earning him a National President’s Award for Voluntary Service in each of the past three years. He also earned the “Outstanding Teacher” award […]

Colorado Schools Got More Money For Engl...

New staff, additional training for teachers and money going directly to schools. These are some of the things some districts in Colorado have planned with new state funds to better serve students learning English. But other districts that have also received these funds and serve tens of thousands of English learners have no plans to […]

Why Canada is an attractive destination ...

Posted Feb 27, 2022 8:00 AM EST Data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) suggests that 2021 has been a big year for Iranian immigration. Canada welcomed more than 11,000 Iranians last year, making it the eighth most popular source country for new immigrants in 2021. In this article, we examine why Iranians prefer […]

Bilingual program aims to train students...

Two Catholic high schools on Long Island were struggling to enroll, so church leaders came up with a bold plan: turn them into a bilingual, bilingual school. Six months after the start of the Diocese of Rockville Center’s first venture into bilingual programs, the dual-campus Our Lady of Guadalupe School in Central Islip and Deer […]

Maxwell AFB and DoDEA Reflect on Integra...

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama (AFNS) — This year the Department of Defense Education Activity celebrates 75 years of military-related student education, engagement and empowerment. DoDEA is also proud of its history of advocating for justice and equality. Indeed, in 1963, Maxwell Air Force BaseMaxwell’s DoDEA school, Maxwell Elementary/Middle School, was […]

Beijing to ban all preschool tutoring ap...

February 18, 2022 Beijing’s education regulator has told operators of mobile apps for training and educating preschoolers to ‘cease all operations’, while those for older children must register with authorities The education regulator in Beijing, the Chinese capital, is extending its crackdown on tutoring to mobile apps that target preschoolers. “Mobile apps for training and […]

Merry Acers Middle School Hosts Social S...

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) — Students at Merry Acres Middle School pulled out all the stops at their social studies fair. Students were able to choose a topic and present it in front of their teachers and peers. Nathalie Moreau from WALB was there to see it all. The students took over the gymnasium, sharing their […]

Pennridge plans to add personal finance ...

EAST ROCKHILL — Starting with next year’s ninth graders, who will be in the class of 2026, Pennridge High School graduates are all expected to take and pass a personal finance course under a proposal discussed at the the Pennridge School Board Curriculum Committee meeting on February 7. “That’s one of the district’s goals in […]

More Indigenous Language Teachers Will E...

Legislation that would allow for equal pay for native language teachers should be passed by the Legislative Assembly and enacted. This is precisely the kind of initiative that New Mexico needs to improve its educational outcomes. House Bill 60, sponsored by Rep. Derrick Lente, D-Sandia Pueblo, appropriates $1.25 million — it could end up being […]

Walsh University Teacher of the Month: E...

NAME – Elisabeth “Biz” Balizet THE SCHOOL – Saint Barbara and Regina Coeli RESIDENCE – Massillon ALMA MATER HIGH SCHOOL – Massillon Washington High School UNIVERSITY – University of North Carolina at Greensboro FAMILY – Husband of 22 years, Keith, and sons Luke, 20, and Beau, 18. WHAT SUBJECT DO YOU TEACH – I teach […]

Why liberal suburbs are facing a new rou...

David Fleishman, the superintendent of schools in Newton, Mass., an affluent suburb of Boston, said he recently received a message from a parent who was pushing for an end to mask mandates in classrooms. But first, he said, the individual felt the need to assure him, “I’m not a Trump supporter.” While Newton, like much […]

A Teacher’s Journey Around the World – K

Spencer Edwards always found himself moving to pursue a better opportunity in his life and, by a twist of fate, ended up in a small town in northern British Columbia. Edwards, 49, found various opportunities to take him around the world, ones that eventually brought him here to Kitimat. Edwards was born in South Wales […]

Waltham receives grant to expand bilingu...

WALTHAM, MA – Waltham Public Schools has received an Alternative Education Programs for English Learners FY22 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) to expand the dual-language school into 6th grade in Kennedy Middle School. The grant has been submitted and will be managed by the Multilingual Department. The principal of […]

Aliʻi who refused to speak English honor

Princess Ruth Keanolani Kanāhoahoa Keʻelikōlani In honor of Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaii (Hawaiian Language Month), Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani Hawaiian Language College at University of Hawaii in Hilo will host a webinar to share knowledge about the college namesake, Princess Ruth Keanolani Kanāhoahoa Keʻelikōlani. Established in 1997, Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani was named in […]

Deering graduate teacher teams up to cre...

Aidan Blum Levine is only 19, but his first introduction to coding was so long ago that he can’t even remember. In early elementary school, he used basic coding to create his own games, then moved on to websites. By the time he graduated from Deering High School last spring, he had developed several web-based […]

Congratulations to Oak Ridge Schools Tea...

Oak Ridge Schools officials announced their Teachers of the Year, along with the selections for District-wide Teacher Assistant and Principal of the Year. The Teacher of the Year program recognizes outstanding teachers in Tennessee. Tennessee Department of Education staff applaud teachers who care about children, who dedicate their professional lives to enriching the lives of […]

Rockport-Fulton teacher on furlough afte...

A Rockport-Fulton Middle School teacher has been placed on administrative leave after apparently using racial slurs and inappropriate language in front of students. The incident allegedly happened during lunch, when a small group of students were gathered with the teacher. The language was reportedly captured on video and the parents contacted the district administration after […]

St. Vrain Valley School District’s parti

Zachary Schultz was a student at Altona Middle School when his computer science teacher first sparked Schultz’s interest in cybersecurity through a contest called CyberPatriot. “She just said to our seventh grade class, ‘Hey, that’s really cool stuff; it’s basically teaching you how to protect a computer,” Schultz said. “You can go to the nationals. […]

The Alliance Française de Newport adds a

The Alliance Française de Newport (“AFN”) announced this week that it will be expanding its French classes this month for the first time in three years and offering a fourth class to interested members. AFN’s mission includes learning French language and culture and the expansion of its course offerings continues this mission until 2022: historically, […]

China’s rising threat reinforces Taiwan’

CHIAYI, Taiwan — When Li Yuan-hsin, a 36-year-old high school teacher, travels abroad, people often assume she’s Chinese. No, she told them. She is Taiwanese. For her, the distinction is important. China may be the land of her ancestors, but Taiwan is where she was born and raised, a homeland she defines as much by […]

New MCSD Virtual Learning Program: Detai...

Years before the coronavirus forced schools to figure out how to teach students remotely, the Muscogee County School District began planning to implement a virtual learning program. Superintendent David Lewis had incorporated this part of his 10-year strategic plan when the MCSD Board of Directors hired him in 2013 from Polk County, Florida. On Tuesday […]

American school sees Chinese language as...

CHICAGO - They are teenagers. They started learning Chinese when they were young and are now learning it out of love for Chinese culture. They are from the Chicago Intercultural Montessori Language School, a private, non-profit institution. Mananne Krutsch started learning Chinese at the age of 2. Her parents encouraged her to do this because […]

Central Bucks Student Coder Creates Amaz...

With just four words, a tech-savvy teenager from Bucks County made it easy to learn about upcoming events in Pennsylvania’s third largest school district. “Alexa – open Central Bucks.” Alaina Ahuja, 13, an eighth grade student at Tamanend Middle School, created an Amazon Alexa skill for parents and students at 23 schools in the Central […]

Struggling Danvers school principal take...

It remains to be seen whether Dana will return from her leave after 17 years as superintendent. The district statement said: “The length of Dr. Dana’s medical leave is undetermined at this time.” The Danvers school board will meet in executive session on Thursday, and “it is expected that the school committee will follow this […]

We must fight against incivility for the...

Bill Peach is an author, retired men’s clothier, and former Franklin, Tennessee School Board member. The uncivil language of our divided nation has found its way into our homes, our public and private schools, and our school board meetings. Over the summer, a Williamson County School Board meeting was broadcast on network television and mentioned […]

Welcoming Afghan schoolchildren: How edu...

register here for the daily 74’s newsletter. Donate here to support independent journalism of the 74. James Sayavong knows what it’s like to be a refugee in America. His father was a military officer in Laos when the Communists invaded his country after the United States withdrew from Vietnam and its environs. Her mother buried […]

Outdoor learning programs aim to connect...

MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – For most schools, the past two years have brought a complicated assessment of the risks of being in a classroom: face-to-face versus virtual learning, masks, class sizes, ventilation. But a growing number of schools across the country have been getting around many of these concerns by abandoning the classroom. In La […]

Students and alumni angry after episcopa...

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Jacksonville Episcopal School administrators receive backlash from a group of college students and alumni after a planned dance performance, featuring a same-sex couple, was pulled from a next recital. The dance number was a song from the musical / movie “The Prom,” in which a lesbian couple attends the titular high school […]

NCSD hosts meetings to help parents lear...

Paradise Valley Elementary Dual Language Immersion (DLI) students perform a program celebrating Chinese New Year, Year of the Rat in January 2020 (Dan Cepeda, Oil City) CASPER, Wyo. – The Natrona County School District will host a meeting for parents interested in learning more about enrolling their children in bilingual immersion (DLI) programs offered at […]

Sisolak chooses Clark County educator fo...

CARSON CITY – Lisa Cano Burkhead said the sacrifices made by her immigrant parents proudly came to her mind when she learned she would become Nevada’s 36th Lieutenant Governor. “I stopped to remember all the sacrifices my parents made to make the American dream come true for their children,” Cano Burkhead, a recently retired Clark […]

Do you want students who speak French fl...

Sometimes the students in Nicolas LeBlanc’s class stumble over sentences or have to search for the right words, but they are motivated to express their opinions – in French. In a debate over zoo ethics, high school views are starting to clash. LeBlanc, a French immersion teacher, goes through the class list on his notepad […]

Élise Kendall Scheffel | Obituary

With sadness for all who knew her, Elise Scheffel moved to a better place on November 15, 2021. She was born on September 1, 1939, in Norfolk, to Albert William Kendall and Margaret Elise Unthank. Elise attended Cottey College for a year on a PEO scholarship. She then received her Bachelor of Education from the […]

ASU student overcomes speech difficultie...

December 8, 2021 Editor’s Note: This story is one in a series of profiles of notable fall 2021 graduates. Oumar Sulayman loves linguistics so much that he sometimes corrects his American friends’ use of English – perhaps unexpectedly, as English is one of Sulayman’s second languages. As an Arabic teacher at the School of International […]

KC school bus driver used racist languag...

A bus driver used “racist and inappropriate language” in front of children, the Kansas City middle school principal told families this week. Bob Brawdy / Herald of the Three Cities The principal of a Kansas City middle school in the Park Hill School District informed families this week of a video-captured incident that shows a […]

Residential school system in China depri...

The Tibet Action Institute used official data to estimate that 806,218 Tibetans between the ages of 6 and 18 are currently attending boarding school, or 78% of the 1,039,370 children attending school in Tibetan regions.Mark Schiefelbein / The Associated Press Almost 80% of Tibetan children in China have been placed in a large system of […]

Natrona County School District to Host D...

CASPER, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) – The Natrona County School District is already preparing for the 2022-2023 school year. NCSD Kindergarten enrollment begins during the school elective enrollment window. A program of choice for parents that begins in Kindergarten is dual language immersion. “It’s really one of the strengths of the neighborhood. It offers students […]

St. Paul School Board approves plan to c...

Minnesota’s second-largest district voted to close several of its schools, but spared three others that were originally proposed for closure. The St. Paul Public School Board decided 5-2 to close JA Johnson and Jackson elementary schools. There are no plans to reopen them after next June. Galtier Community School, L’Etoile du Nord and Parkway Montessori […]

Casper College’s Deaf Expressive Arts Fe

(Shutterstock) CASPER, Wyoming. – Casper College will host the fifth “Deaf Expressive Arts Festival” from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm on Tuesday, November 30 at Wheeler Hall, located in the college’s Music Building. The festival is a collaboration between members of the deaf community and members of the American Sign Language programs at Casper College, […]

Dallas teacher to lead international for...

Middle school teacher Akash Patel learned early in his career that students were excited when he described his own travels, such as times he encountered elephants or sea turtles. He found that sharing his passion for travel broadened the students’ worldview. Now, after working to connect his classroom with those in other countries, he has […]

The Pflugerville school board readjusts ...

The Pflugerville school board has overhauled next year’s budget without the $ 7 million that would have gone to the district as part of the tax ratification proposal that was rejected in the November election. The school board had drafted the 2022 budget before the election and had provided for these additional funds. The failed […]

The fresco of the three chefs unveiled a...

RONAN – A giant mural honoring the three chiefs of the Flathead Indian Reservation was unveiled on Friday with drums and speeches at Ronan High School, as part of Native American Heritage Month. The mural, created by Cameron Decker, is a representation of three rulers, three cultures and three iconic mountains of their territories, painted […]

DPI: Ripon Area School District ‘Exceedi

This graph compares the overall DPI responsibility scores among local school districts. Graphic by Joe Schulz The Ripon Area School District (RASD) received four out of five stars on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) state reports issued for the 2020-21 school year, meaning the DPI has determined that the district “exceeds expectations” for […]

Lawmakers approve bill to make genocide ...

BOSTON (AP) – Middle school and high school students in Massachusetts will learn about the history of the genocide and human rights issues under a bill approved by state lawmakers on Wednesday. The bill requires colleges and high schools in the state to include education on the history of the genocide. The legislation comes as […]

Book with mature language leads to resig...

Charles City College MOLLY MONTAG, The Globe Gazette EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been edited to correct the fact that Alecia Feckers was not reprimanded by the District. The City of Charles Education Council on Monday approved a resignation agreement with a college reading teacher. Alecia Feckers, a former eighth-grade reading teacher, resigned for reading […]

Edgewood teacher death nearly week joins...

University of Miami Associate Dean and Professor of Educational Psychology, Amity Noltemeyer, said, “The death of a teacher is tragic and can be devastating for everyone in the school community, including students. “. And during a pandemic, “when students are faced with multiple stressors or difficult circumstances, it can become even more important to connect […]