New Hampshire and its Virtual Learning Academy Charter School (VLACS) are gaining attention as states try to figure out how to fund their growing online schools, reported Ohio news outlet Cleveland.com. Here in the Granite State, VLACS gets paid as a student passes each unit in a course, placing the incentive on learning rather than […]
7 out of 10 schools across New Hampshire use the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to teach their students about science. This great NGSS infographic from Ed Week shows just how a second grade lesson on the properties of matter uses critical thinking and engineering principles to demonstrate buoyancy:
New York’s PS 172 doesn’t hold its special ed students to a different standard than other students. They’re expected to meet the same rigorous standards, albeit with a supportive teaching team, and it’s paid off: 60% of tested students in grades 3-5 were proficient in language arts and almost all […]
In a word, YES! There is a difference between doing a project and project-based learning, and it’s all about the process.
As New Hampshire schools rise to the challenge of preparing students for 21st century life in an ever changing economy, supporting our teachers is more critical now than ever before. While integrating technology into the classroom can help prepare students for a tech-centric world, it isn’t enough–teacher leadership is an important part […]
The path our children take in the 21st century, whether it’s career, college, or civic life, requires a greater ability to think critically, collaborate with others, and communicate effectively. That’s why our classrooms are thinking differently about learning to help students become 21st century critical thinkers.
It took just one teacher for California senior Adilene Rodriguez to ignite her inner spark for learning. By framing his course as a place to learn from mistakes rather than avoid them at all costs, Jim Clark helped Adilene gain the confidence to start speaking up in class, participate more, […]
Tech companies like Dyn have emphasized the need for students to have 21st century skills like creativity and problem solving to succeed in today’s economy. Now, Dyn is doing something about it: they’re working with tech experts at MIT to offer professional development to teachers and bring those skills to […]
After facing a budget deficit of $1 million for their proposed 2016-2017 school budget, Franklin’s School Board and City Council worked together to revise the budget and address the shortage, according to The Concord Monitor.
NPR ran a great piece on how important it is that our kids learn work-ready skills like teamwork and punctuality, and how school partnerships with organizations like DECA are helping meet the challenge.