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Elementary Schools

Let's Not Shelter in Place Anymore

Susan B. Katz | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Susan B. Katz

Students everywhere across this country -- even in the wealthiest of communities -- have regular shelter in place drills to prepare for a potential gunman on campus or as a result of bomb threats. What is our country coming to?

What It Means to Love Your Students

Dave Stieber | Posted 05.07.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

We teachers teach, because we love the kids we work with. Yes, we may complain about the kids at times, but they are the reason we stay late, bring work home, and get up early.

Controversy Roils Over School Pageant For 'Most Beautiful' Child

Posted 12.01.2012 | Education

A group of furious parents in South Carolina took to protest on social media after their children came home with fliers encouraging the students to pa...

School Districts People Flock to -- and Flee From

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Jed Kolko

Lots of factors go into the decision of whether to move and where, and for parents, this decision is largely driven by what matters most to their families: affordability, more space and of course good schools.

School Spells Own Name Wrong For 9 Years

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.10.2012 | Education

Sunrise-McMillan Elementary School in Fort Worth, Texas, has made an embarrassing correction after nine years: the spelling of its name, NBC Dallas-Fo...

You Don't Mess With Mr. Byng: A Two Minute Story

Steve Saylor | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Steve Saylor

We are all busy humans living out our daily lives and it is hard to sit down and actually read a full-length book. With that in mind, here is a quick ...

Teacher Goes To Extreme Measures To Keep Kids From Going To Bathroom

Posted 01.18.2012 | Education

Rewarding young students with stickers for a job well done on school assignments is commonplace, but one New York school is doling out those coveted p...

Slavery Math Worksheet Sparks Parent Protest, District Investigation

Posted 03.11.2012 | Education

Dozens of parents and community members rallied outside a Norcross, Ga. elementary school Tuesday, calling on the school district to fire teachers inv...

School Under Fire For Slavery In School Worksheet

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Parents of students at Beaver Ridge Elementary School in Norcross, Ga., are outraged at the school district's response to the reports of using example...

Still Full of Life, 114-Year-Old Philadelphia School Faces Closure

| Benjamin Herold and Jessica Kourkounis | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY's Newsworks. Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School, now 114 years...

Is Unequal Opportunity Created By Students Themselves?

Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

Disparities in success among students from varying socioeconomic backgrounds and communities have long been attributed to the resources available to t...

$40 Million Worth Of New Schools Closed In 3 Districts For Miscalculations

Dayton Daily News | Lucas Sullivan, Margo Rutledge Kissell, Megan Gildow-Anthony | Posted 10.14.2011 | Education

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U.S. Students Bad At History? Error-Filled Textbooks Might Be Why

Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

Revised editions of two history textbooks in Virginia that were found to be erroneous last fall will be taken to universities across Virginia for publ...

Want to Raise Test Scores? Teach Science

Robert Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Robert Schwartz

The shame of the whole thing, as I've seen in some of the highest performing urban schools and districts -- integrating science into the rest of the curriculum produces higher test scores.

How to Support Your Community Library

Mallika Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mallika Chopra

Library visits are higher than ever before. Due to the ongoing recession, more people are going to libraries to enjoy books, music and movies for free. But funding for them lags more than ever.

The Great Divide: No Appetite For Change At Elementary Schools

Tina Traster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Traster

Why is no one paying attention to foods disseminated at birthday parties or on special occasions in classrooms at public elementary schools?