Results of Positive Behavior Support

At Parrott Middle School, the results of positive behavior support are having an impact on overall school culture. Principal Brent Gaustad says that the program provides rewards for consistent positive behavior. In addition, he wants students to have incentives for...

Morning Computer Club for Young Students

A morning computer club for young students is showing elementary school children how to learn computer coding and programming. At Theodore Roosevelt Elementary school, the club meets in the early morning, before school, twice a week.  Second and third graders attend...

Gifted Curriculum is Expanding to Classrooms

Gifted curriculum is expanding at Jefferson Area Local Schools in Ohio.Instead of just reading, the curriculum is integrating with all subjects in fourth to sixth grade classrooms. Previously, the program served about a quarter of all eligible gifted students but now...

How to Learn About Virtual Reality with Old Phones

Students at a STEM academy are discovering how to learn about virtual reality with old phones.  With the help of a $2,000 grant by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Lowell’s STEM Academy students are turning used cell phones into virtual...

New Maker Lab Opens in a Middle School

Whenever a new maker lab opens in a middle school, students have new opportunities for experimentation and creativity.  This year thanks to an $80,000 donation from Rotary of Sonoma Valley, Altimira Middle School opened up a new maker lab this year. Students learn new...

Summer Reading Success with Summer Book Clubs

A group of middle school students are returning to school having experienced summer reading success with summer book clubs. Many students were ready to  discuss the books they had read over the summer when they returned to Sharon Middle School. Instead of having each...