American schools increasingly depend on digital technologies to expand learning opportunities, to individualize instruction and to graduate students with the skills necessary for success in college and the 21st century workplace.
What do you get when you add pizza, probability, teenagers and engineers? Improved test scores, students say.
Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.
A team of students from the University of Central Florida won the Raytheon-sponsored National Cyber Collegiate Defense Competition earlier this year.
Minnesota students’ performance on standardized proficiency tests held steady or slightly improved this year. The tests measure students’ ability to meet reading, math and science benchmarks.
As the last handful of days in August wind down, that marks the end of summer and the beginning of another school year. Monday is the first day of school for a number of students around Minnesota, including Minneapolis Public Schools, the state’s largest district.
A group of Minnesotans say they have a new strategy to correct one of the state’s biggest disparities. Four out of 10 students make it to graduation in the city of Minneapolis, seven out of 10 in St. Paul, Minn.
St. Paul Public Schools is considering a later start time for high school and middle school students. “Studies have been shown that they have different sleep patterns than smaller children and adults and they are better performers later on in the day,” Creative Arts High School teacher Lora Healam said.
August 1 marks the one year anniversary of gay marriage in Minnesota. Throughout the year thousands of same-sex couples got married. It’s a significant cultural change in a state which rejected gay marriage for years, then witnessed an emotional legislative battle to pass it.
Minnesota has won another year’s break from having to abide by proficiency goals and sanctions under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The U.S. Department of Education renewed waivers Thursday for Minnesota and four other states that have implemented alternative achievement and improvement plans in place of a one-size-fits-all federal standard.
Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.
To say something is seriously wrong with the cost of college – and mountain of debt piling atop the backs of America’s young people – is to state the obvious. Andrew Ross, the director of Ivory Tower, understands this. Instead of just saying “Guys, we’re in a hell of a pickle here,” his documentary gives us a road map as to how we got to this place and tries to decipher, through the fog of unrest and a forest of blinking technological light bulbs, what our possible options are to move forward. Don’t get me wrong, though: Ross doesn’t hint at a savior. The reason, after all, this is such a big mess is that no one has the knowledge, or will, to fix it. Still, it’s a given things are bound to change pretty soon. Everyone, it seems, agrees on that.
The University of Minnesota is getting about $103,000 in federal money to help educate farmers and ranchers about the new farm bill.
Ironically, an Edina teenager who made it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee semifinals got tripped up by a word meaning “personification of the ultimate fate that gods must yield to.”
Count on singing and dancing, maybe even a few magic tricks, when the curtain goes up Tuesday on the very first White House talent show. Michelle Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities are the hosts for the show, featuring acts by students from poor-performing schools that participate in the committee’s Turnaround Arts program.