A Later Start to the School Day

School districts are increasingly finding that the justification for a later start to the school day is becoming more obvious and important.  Recently, the American Medical Association joined with the American Academy of Pediatrics in recommending that middle and high...

Mentoring Teen Girls in STEM Fields

One aim of a summer came in Vermont is to be mentoring teen girls in STEM fields, where women are traditionally underrepresented. For the second year, Vermont Technical College is hosting Rosie’s Girls, a camp that introduces teen girls to science and technology...

Combining Art With Learning

Combining art with learning is one way that some teachers are stimulating both brain hemispheres in their students’ brains.  The Arts Integration Institute in Wake County is facilitating workshops for teachers through the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake...

Closing the Racial Gap Between Students and Teachers

Syracuse schools are taking actions that they hope will result in closing the racial gap between students and teachers. In the Syracuse City School District, 76 percent of the students will have very little chance of having a teacher who is not white or shares their...