An educator and global literacy advocate explains why the "summer slide" is a serious issue and offers tips for teachers to help families support their students' reading progress during summer without hampering their summer fun.
Two curriculum developers and educators explain the four elements of adding entrepreneurship to STEM/STEAM education and why teaching entrepreneurship is beneficial to ensuring students graduate high school with the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century economy.
- By Jerri LaMirand, Kelly Van Meter
An educator and developer of a summer math program called ST Math Immersion explains how a shift in focus away from student deficits and toward the existing strengths they can build upon is central to the asset-based learning approach — and a great way to help students develop confidence, persistence, and a growth mindset.
Schools can counter the growing wave of ransomware attacks with the proper tools and resources even in difficult cases where there is little to no involvement from all stakeholders — or if there’s no room in the IT budget for enhanced cybersecurity efforts — by strategically implementing these cyber benchmarks.
A library media specialist shares tips to help educators give families attainable goals and simple steps to boost their students' reading skills over the summer and avoid learning loss while school's out.
The opposing sides in the “reading wars” tend to advocate for the use of curricula that’s based either on the Science of Reading or on Balanced Literacy, but it does not have to be an "either/or" situation; a literacy expert from Read Naturally suggests integrating components of the Science of Reading into a Balanced Literacy program to provide students with the support they need.
A teacher in Iowa describes how he and other educators not trained in computer science have leveled up and completed training so they can teach the computer science courses being added to high schools across Iowa to meet a new state requirement that takes effect this fall.
- By Tim Walljasper
A STEM coach shares how her district is engaging teachers and young students by making math relevant and fun using project-based learning in the classroom.
- By Jennifer Donais
With so many programs, devices, and technologies to choose from, educators and K-12 decision-makers should prioritize these two things when making ed tech decisions: Interaction to increase motivation and engagement among students, and data analytics to make teachers' lives easier and make public schools more efficient.
- By Symeon Retalis
Wisconsin high school senior Naleah Boys explains how fully virtual public school has helped her inch closer to her dreams of building rockets for NASA.