Making Summer School Mandatory for K-2 Students

In an effort to improve educational opportunities for at risk students, some districts are considering making summer school mandatory for K-2 students.  In Middletown New York, approximately 600 young children will be required to attend summer school, or be held...

Students Learn Through Creativity and Movement

They’re up and moving out of their seats, as students learn through creativity and movement.  From learning by counting with feet to dancing a Zumba routine, the students in the Riverbend Summer Academic Camp were  interacting with teachers and friends and...

Young Children in Crisis

More schools are seeing young children in crisis today, complete with disruptive behaviors such as raging, biting, and tearing rooms apart.  Several times a week, something would set off one little boy in his Auburn Maine elementary school class, and he raged out of...

Young Children Learn with Games

One of the best approaches in any classroom of kindergarteners and first graders is to combine learning with fun and creative activities, as young children learn with games and through play.  As older students joined  Linda Herbert’s kindergarten and first grade...

Creative High School Students Teach 5th Grade Math

Everyone has fun when creative high school students teach 5th grade math.  One Friday morning a group of fifth graders were cheering their little derby cars to victory as they raced down a makeshift ramp on Friday morning. The exercise at Cunningham School was part of...