We explain, with evidence from around the country, why our Answer Maryland system, used in any state, can positively reinforce what teachers do in our classrooms.
Articles by Paul Katula
A study out of the University of Illinois, Chicago, suggests that competitive food sales in schools and the laws that govern them can play a small role in reducing the obesity problem in America’s children. The study is far from conclusive but worth looking at.
A school district wants a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the mother of a female student who claims she was wrongfully strip-searched. The girl’s mother says her daughter was forced to lift up her shirt and bra, exposing herself in front of a school nurse and vice principal.
New guidelines for heat illness, issued by an inter-agency task force, including the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, have been adopted by 7 states, not including Maryland or Illinois. But schools in those two states are still well aware of the need for improvements to the way the preseason works in terms of heat acclimatization.
Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment last week that aims to protect the rights of Christians to pray in public places, including schools. But what troubles us is another part of the amendment.
Rep. Paul Ryan has a full-featured voting record and a bunch of statements concerning education. We point you to a few that have been uncovered in the press.
Tackling the eating woes of college freshmen is not easy, especially given the facts that many increase alcohol consumption and that dorm rooms aren’t exactly compatible with good food preparation techniques.
Voxitatis has released the first of many hands-on learning tools to come, emphasizing our core belief that kids learn by doing and by exploring concepts in a trial-and-error fashion. This first one is about comparing fractions that may have unlike denominators, and it’s a lot better than online drills and practice problems. The US Common Core puts this at about Grade 4.
Students in Maryland attended a crime scene camp last month, and from this we can see why juries have noticed a “CSI Effect” and why students learn by participating in activities that put information into a context of something that’s important to them.
Teachers in Freeport, Ill., joined others from across the state at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago to build a talented robot. This robot could even pick up trash around a shipwreck in Lake Michigan. Great learning experience.