Helping Support Great Teachers

We all had that one, great, teacher. The one that dressed up in a costume and played with, making us laugh as we learned. Or the one who gave us a stern talking to because he or she knew we could do better. We respected and loved them.  You can tell that Mrs....

What is Urban Informatics

What is “Urban Informatics”? Well, let’s take a look. Across the country students are urged to participate in more hands-on learning. This helps the learner’s mind to experience many different types of informational intake. One school is doing...

Is Kindergarten the New First Grade

It’s totally normal as parents to wonder if your child is ready for kindergarten since it feels like the new first grade. With a mixture of pride and terror we send them off and pray they don’t miss us too much.  I look back fondly on kindergarten —...

Parents Want Different School Styles

A new market-research survey finds that many K-12 parents focus on a solid core curriculum but would like more choices in schools that have a different preferences for school culture and emphasis. The survey of more than 2,000 parents distinguished tribes who prefer...

Teaching Good Sportsmanship

It’s wonderful to watch a game where all of the players are good sportsman. Sadly, there are instances where this isn’t the case. We hear about them on the news and hear tales from other parents. As a person who grew up watching my dad officiate basketball...

Multiple States Reducing Education Spending

K-12 education spending has declined dramatically during the recent poor economic times. And some states have reduced spending more than others. In Alabama and Oklahoma, per-pupil spending fell by more than 20%. While the majority of state school systems have cut...