New Student Teachers are Working With Mentors

New student teachers are working with mentors thanks to an innovative new approach in teacher training at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. In 2014, the National Council on Teacher Quality ranked UTC’s teacher education program among the worst in the...

Washing Machines Help Boost School Attendance

One school in St. Louis discovered that washing machines help boost school attendance when they are available for students to make sure their clothes are clean. At Gibson Elementary, the former principal Dr. Melody Gunn could not figure out why student attendance was...

Innovative Spaces Welcome Students Back To School

This year, innovative spaces welcome students back to school with new technology resources and more relaxed non traditional seating and study areas. In the West Jefferson Hills School District, the changes include Chromebooks, new labs for technology resources,...

Kids are Raising Money to Get Their Math Program Back

Kids are raising money to get their math program back, thanks to an elementary teacher who is encouraging them to speak out after budget cuts directly affected them. 343 schools in Oklahoma cut the online tutorial program “Think Through Math” but Heritage...

Reducing Suspensions

A district has found some successful strategies for reducing suspensions in school. At Shidler Elementary School in Oklahoma City, classical music streams through the cafeteria as children carry trays of food.  They talk as they eat their breakfast, but there are no...

Standing Desks for Elementary Schools

A recent study from Texas A&M University has found that standing desks for elementary school could help reduce body mass index in children. The study was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.  It includes results from data collected at three...