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How Much Does Technology Advance Classroom Learning?
posted by: Steph | June 15, 2010, 09:12 am   

Technological advances in the last quarter century have forever changed the daily lives of Americans. Rather than getting the news from the paper delivered to your doorstep, you probably download it on your PC or Mac. Tangible books are being replace by Kindles and Nooks, and there are apps for your Droid, Blackberry, or iPhone to do just about everything except pound out your erasers. Continue Reading...

Retired Marine Under Attack for not Joining Teachers Union
posted by: Colin | June 14, 2010, 09:38 am   

After logging 2,000 hours flying F-4 Phantoms and serving in five overseas deployments, retired USMC Maj. Stephen Godin decided to take on an equally demanding challenge–teaching public high school. For the past fourteen years, Maj. Godin has been teaching in the distinguished JROTC program at North High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. The principal of North High praises Maj. Godin as an "excellent" instructor. Maj. Godin also coaches the regional champion drill team and he's never missed a day of work. Continue Reading...

Scholarship and Grant Spotlight: Deaf Storytellers Entertain Students, from AAE
posted by: Colin | June 10, 2010, 10:58 am   

The Association of American Educators has awarded a classroom grant to LaWanda Brewer, deaf and hard-of-hearing teacher at Becky-David Elementary in St. Charles, Missouri. The grant supported bringing deaf storytellers Peter Cook and Nina Wilson to students in the Francis Howell School District to celebrate the St. Louis Storytelling Festival. Continue Reading...

Something Has to Give: Schools Cutting Lunch Options
posted by: Colin | June 09, 2010, 08:24 am   

"Food justice" advocates are in an uproar over New York City's plan to save $23.7 million by cutting meal choices, food-service workers, and free lunches. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mayor Bloomberg's proposal cuts the number of hot-meal options from three to two or from two to one, depending on how many are currently offered at the school. The plan also cuts 276 food service jobs and would cut the number of schools that receive free lunches. Continue Reading...

Scholarship and Grant Spotlight: ACT Prep Materials for Idaho High School, from NWPE
posted by: Colin | June 08, 2010, 08:22 am   

Northwest Professional Educators, Association of American Educators' state partner for Washington, Oregon and Idaho, awarded a classroom mini-grant to Kathy Muscat, guidance counselor at Jerome High School in Jerome, Idaho. The $300 award will fund ACT test preparation guides for the school's ACT test prep course. Continue Reading...

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