Reimagining Snow Days with Learning at Home

Districts that are running out of time on the calendar are reimagining snow days with learning at home. In Raleigh County, West Virginia, snow days are sometimes called “reimagined days” since the opportunity for snow days is limited on the school...

High School Students Plan an Imaginary School Budget

This time, instead of adults on a school board,  a team of high school students plan an imaginary school budget, considering teachers salaries, activities, and college prep classes. The team, from the Schenectady area, found out that not every budget decision is...

Bridging the Achievement Gap in the Garden

A commitment to hands on learning is bridging the achievement gap in the garden at the Horizons at Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut this summer. Mint plants, radishes and carrots are just some of the crops planted in the gardens outside Brunswick’s...

Longer School Days Spark a Rise in Test Scores

After three years, a school district is seeing longer school days spark a rise in test scores. In Syracuse, New York, the school day was lengthened by 70 minutes three years ago.  This past year has seen a spike in test scores, and administrators and teachers...