Closing the Excellence Gap Among Gifted Children

A summer program aims to close the excellence gap among gifted children of underserved populations. During a three week summer school program at Brookside Elementary School in Norwalk, young students are participating in SPARK, or Supporting and Promoting Advanced...

Learning History and English at the Same Time

ESL students are learning history and English at the same time in a unique class that improves their ability to speak English and learn subjects. The summer program at Waynesboro High School is an effort to tutor students in English and also other subjects they will...

High School Girls are Racing Distances Equal to Boys

For the first time ever in all 50 states some high school girls are racing distances equal to boys, instead of shorter distances. In Oklahoma and Texas, some smaller schools will still opt to have girls continue racing 3,200 meters rather than three miles or 5,000...

Teaching Grit and Perseverance

Teaching grit and perseverance is paying off in some schools. Instead of giving in to frustration, kids are learning problem solving skills and life skills as well. According to University of Pennsylvania researcher Angela Duckworth, grit is the formula of...

Teaching English Learners Early Mathematics

A group of teachers are taking time off from summer vacation to learn more about teaching English learners early mathematics, and conveying complicated math principles to young students who are learning English. The program they are attending is called TEEM or...

A Carnival of Fractions

A math camp is offering  a fun learning experience with a carnival of fractions. At Morton Middle School in Lexington, over 100 students participated in a three day math camp, using hands on activities to learn fractions. For each of  the six years that the camp has...