Accessibility of Advanced Placement Classes

The accessibility of advanced placement classes is benefiting students who are committed to working hard but may not have the high grade point average that was formerly necessary to qualify. An increasing number of students are taking advanced courses and passing AP...

Returning Cursive Writing to the Classroom

In Kentucky, revised state standards could include returning cursive writing to the classroom along with new standards for calculus. A wide range of education legislation was signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin in April.  The Kentucky Department of Education must...

CSI Math Activity Engages Middle School Students

Math teachers are discovering that CSI math activity engages middle school students, encouraging them to solve problems involving reasoning, math skills, and code deciphering. Although they are in two different schools on opposite sides of town, the Seventh graders in...

Back to The Future with Mastery-Based Learning

Making good grades took center stage throughout my school days, college years, and even my post- graduate studies. During high school, I recall playing a basketball game at a distant location, trying to catch a little sleep on the bus ride home, and arriving at our...

Teaching About Local History

One school district has found that teaching about local history is a great way to get kids interested in finding out more about the past and relating it to their present day lives. In the Lake Havasu Unified School District, students in fourth, tenth, and twelfth...