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  • The Magical, Wonderful, Totally Exhausting 'Class Book'

    The Magical, Wonderful, Totally Exhausting 'Class Book'
    I love photography and have a gorgeous camera.  One year, when my oldest son was finishing 1st grade, I think, I made a photo book as an "end of the year gift" for his teacher.  It came out great.  Everyone loved it...parents ended-up ordering soft-...
  • CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author

    CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author
    Her students made her dreams of becoming an author come true! Sheila Murphy Adams is a 5th grade teacher at Pawcatuck Middle School.  "I have always loved to write," she says "when I became a teacher, I used a lot of my rhyming skills to teach...
  • John Goodlad dies at 94; led research on how schools fail to educate

     John Goodlad dies at 94; led research on how schools fail to educate
    John I. Goodlad, whose exhaustive analysis of the culture of schools and the reasons for their failures made him one of the intellectual leaders of the education reform movement that took off in the early 1980s, died Nov. 29 in Seattle. He was 94. The...
  • Innovate to balance school capacity

    As a principal for many years, often I had the challenge of coming up with ways to make room for students. Most schools operate near capacity and as numbers ebb and flow principals find themselves constantly looking for space. School capacity is much...
  • Students learn, grow at Great Kids Explorer Club

    Students learn, grow at Great Kids Explorer Club
    Twice a week, third-grader Adamaris Cabrera and her sister, first-grader Valeria Hernandez, don't go straight home after leaving McInnis Elementary in DeLeon Springs. They settle into classrooms in a building three blocks away to spend a few more...
  • Connecticut's Students Learning English Perform Poorly Compared To Nation

    When Brian Gonzalez, an eighth-grader at Windham Middle School, arrived last year from Puerto Rico, he knew very little English. He was pulled out of the classroom for one period a day, he says, to work with a teacher who helped him learn English and...
  • UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on

    UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on
    Aimee Ruiz was panicked. The four UC campuses she applied to had rejected her. Two private colleges had accepted her but not offered enough financial aid. She considered taking a year off school to work and save money. Then UC Merced emailed to see if...
  • Bloomfield Schools Postpone Grade Configuration Plans

    BLOOMFIELD — School officials have postponed a plan to reconfigure grades to reduce the number of times students move from one school to another. Officials had been considering the change in an effort to stem declining enrollment and better prepare...
  • Feds: Chicago school targeted pregnant teachers for firing

    Feds: Chicago school targeted pregnant teachers for firing
    The federal government has sued the Chicago Board of Education, alleging the district discriminated against pregnant teachers at a Northwest Side elementary school by targeting them for termination. The lawsuit alleges that the principal of Scammon...
  • Hidden Oaks teacher gets Governor's Shine Award

    Hidden Oaks teacher gets Governor's Shine Award
    Hidden Oaks Elementary School science teacher Alicia Foy, 55, a 14-year veteran of the School District of Palm Beach County, recently earned the Governor's Shine Award from Gov. Rick Scott and was recognized in Tallahassee along with nine other STEM...
  • Hampton sorority donates coats to students

    The Hampton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. bought a coat for every student at Cary Elementary School recently, presenting 391 coats at a school assembly, according to Hampton City Schools officials. "As chairman of our program...