MOOCS Providing Online Teacher EducationMOOCs, “massively open online courses,” are reaching vast numbers of people and now the organization is moving into professional development for K-12 education.
Teaching Innovative ThinkingBecause knowledge is available on the Internet, what you need to know matters far less than what you can do with what you know; the ability to innovate, to solve problems, the need for critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
Study: Physical Education Impacts Academic SuccessA Nebraska study found that physically fit children were more than twice as likely to pass math and reading tests - strong evidence towards reinstating physical education.
Common Standards Drive New Reading ApproachesThe Common Core State Standards in reading and math have been adopted by almost every state and will go into effect by 2014 but there are some challenges in implementation.
Connecting US Teachers Online
Tracking Students - Preschool Through First GradeSeattle schools reportedly have unique tracking system, anonymous to outside viewers, researchers and the public, which gives local officials material K-through college that they hope will improve their students’ education.
Pre-K NowResearch shows that high quality pre-kindergarten experiences have a lasting impact on a child in both school and life and investing in such yields significant returns.
Kindergarten Cut-OffWhile kids used to start kindergarten at 5 years, there’s been a trend to move the cut-off age closer to 6.
Early Learning Programs Reduce Later CrimeThe latest research regarding education and crime shows that investing more in high quality preschool programs not only reduces crime but saves millions of dollars.