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...

Personal Learning Days

Personal Learning Days are a new way of encouraging students to take ownership of their learning and exercise their interests. In Mason City, Iowa students did not report to school Nov. 21 and Feb. 17. They had Personal Learning Days to pursue their passions. “The...