Learning in Motion

Physical Education is coming into the classroom, creating a learning in motion time that students look forward to each afternoon. After lunch, between social studies and math, Marilynn Szarka’s third-grade students start to get droopy. Szarka instructs everyone to...

Breakfast After the Bell Rings

In many schools having breakfast after the bell rings may be one way to assure that all students have a healthy start to their day. Reasons why school kids go hungry in the morning range from not having breakfast available at home to being embarrassed about getting a...

A Middle School Curriculum for Gifted Students

Above average sixth graders will benefit from a middle school curriculum for gifted students being introduced next year.  Starting in August, the Tuscaloosa County School System will offer more academically rigorous classes to high-achieving sixth-graders as part of...

Google Fiber and the Digital Gap

Google Fiber and the digital gap appear to be two things that communities with high speed internet can count on, despite efforts to bridge the divide. When Google Fiber announced it was bringing ultra-high-speed Internet to Kansas City, a local nonprofit with a...

Using Comic Books to Teach Math

An innovative teacher is using comic books to teach math and has developed one just for that purpose. When Jim McClain tells his class to get out their books, he’s not talking textbooks. Students in McClain’s class at Pierre Moran Middle School use a...