October 2015 - Top Stories

H.S. Diploma Often Not an Indicator of College and Career Readiness

In recent years, graduation rates in the United States have hit historic highs. Although a new analysis finds that the level of coursework needed to earn a diploma differs state to state.

Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

One school is using photography for students with limited English. This methodology uses photographs as a way to engage in analyzing text. The practice provides scaffolding for processing and organizing student's thoughts in order to be ready to write about them.

Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks

"To prepare students for the real world, we need to put them in responsive, dynamic environments that reflect life outside of a traditional classroom." One teacher has been ditching her desks and sharing her experiments on her blog.

Why K-12 should leverage higher ed for STEM instruction

The federal GEAR UP program was designed to help schools teach skills needed for workers in STEM related fields and is being implemented in 11 Utah schools with positive results.