The Quincy Federation of Teachers was one of five nationwide Innovation Fund grantees. They will use the money to educate their western Illinois community about the Common Core. We have some suggestions.
Articles by Paul Katula
A summit at a beautiful site in Allegany County, Md., brought more than 160 educators together to share ideas about teaching environmental literacy from every school system in Maryland. A time to learn and love the outdoors.
Voxitatis has released a second hands-on “demo” in mathematics, aligned to grade 4 of the Common Core. This one is derived from the open-source version of an earlier demo about comparing fractions that may have unlike denominators. Use it as a demo in front of a classroom or study group, then let kids play on their own and explore fraction comparisons.
A Maryland special ed teacher is suing his former school district, whose employees he says retaliated against him when he tried to report a security guard at the school who was shaking down his special ed students for money.
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.
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.