How to Change the Middle School Experience

Schools in South Florida are figuring out how to change the middle school experience. Middle schools may soon involve career choices and job skills with more electives and less homework. In grades six through eight, students are often least engaged. Many parents and...

Recruiting a Diverse Group of New Teachers

A new effort for recruiting a diverse group of new teachers is underway in the Erie School District, which is focused on racially diversifying their staff so that all of their students can feel more familiar, regardless of their race or ethnicity. The efforts involve...

How to Overcome Math Anxiety

A Springfield Missouri first grade teacher has discovered how to overcome math anxiety, and she is sharing her discoveries and methods with her young students. When Katie Baker was growing up, she did not know that math would become her passion.  In fact, she had no...

Spicing Up School Lunches

A new spice lab is spicing up school lunches, and encouraging children to pick their flavors and make healthy choices. In Cassia County, the spice lab is available to every school in the district.  It is set up at the end of the food line on a small table. “It helps...