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Classroom decorations should motivate, then educate
Classroom decorations should motivate, then educate
Look to your left, then look to your right. If you saw an inspirational sign on each side, you are most likely in a teacher's classroom. Classroom walls that were once filled with equations and historical facts now include more motivational phrases tha...
Simply punishing students for bullying will not address the problem
Simply punishing students for bullying will not address the problem
The spring legislative season is well underway, and, as has been the case for the last several years, a number of states are again considering and passing amendments to their anti-bullying laws. This year, Florida and Kentucky, for example, saw amendme...
11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive
11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive
Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. The lawsuit includes Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, W...
Feds sketch out details of literacy center for students with disabilities
Feds sketch out details of literacy center for students with disabilities
The Every Student Succeeds Act, the successor to No Child Left Behind, promised the creation of a center aimed at reducing illiteracy among students in special education (among other provisions affecting students with disabilities). Now we have an bett...
In African-American communities, growing interest in home-schooling
In African-American communities, growing interest in home-schooling
On a quiet street in Detroit, light pours into the back windows of the Kirksey home. In the back of the house the walls are lined with textbooks, workbooks and multicultural children's books. It's a home — but it's also a classroom. Brandon, 8, i...