Summer Learning with the Arts

A new type of enrichment involving summer learning with the arts is disguising lessons in fun activities. In Colorado Springs School District 11, regular summer school has been replaced by Summer Enrichment, where learning is fun. “It’s all about...

Mental Healthcare for Children is in Crisis

According to researchers at the Child Mind Institute, mental healthcare for children is in crisis.  50 percent of all children in the United States have a diagnosable mental illness, but fewer that 8 percent receive treatment in any given year. The gap between the...

Bilingual Grads Earn Their State Seal

For the first time, hundreds of bilingual grads earn their state seal proving that they are fluent and literate in two languages as Washington state confers its new Seal of Biliteracy. This is the first time that the honor has been bestowed on students who have a high...

STEM Camp is Geared Up For Girls

As summer STEM camp is geared up for girls, Jessa Braak thinks the idea of science being only for boys was pretty funny. “I think it’s for everyone. I think everyone should be involved in science because everything’s made of science,” said the seventh grader from  St....

Middle School Renewal is a Team Effort

In  the quest for tangible changes that mean real improvement, one school is finding that middle school renewal is a team effort. Westside Middle School is undertaking some physical alterations, but students will experience other changes as well. Grading practices and...