Longer School Days Spark a Rise in Test Scores

After three years, a school district is seeing longer school days spark a rise in test scores. In Syracuse, New York, the school day was lengthened by 70 minutes three years ago.  This past year has seen a spike in test scores, and administrators and teachers...

Mandarin Language Immersion

Mandarin language immersion classes are becoming more popular in many districts, as Asian languages are emerging as having great importance for business of the 21st century. Charleston and Greenville, South Carolina are the latest communities in the state to join the...

Therapeutic Horticulture for Special Needs Students

Therapeutic horticulture for special needs students is making a difference in the way some Knoxville Tennessee students are learning. Once a week, Austin-East High School’s special education class meets outdoors. They are part of a hands-on class at the University of...

Transforming Middle School Reading

Volusia County Florida has an unusual approach to transforming middle school reading. For starters, they are dropping their core reading course. District administrators believe they have a better way to boost reading skills while giving students a wide variety of...