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September 19, 2018
Aurora is rolling out new curriculum to catch up with how teachers teach writing
Aurora discovered that about 40 percent of its third-through-eighth-graders earned zero points on certain writing sections of the state test.
June 4, 2018
This ex-Detroit cop-turned-teacher left in distress. Now, she’s ready to return to the classroom
Why this teacher quit the district, and why she's ready to return
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January 10, 2017
Special education teacher — and Sherlock Holmes fan — on why he encourages students to be inquisitive
A published author himself, special education teacher Derrick Belanger shares his own work with students so they can see the editing process.
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January 3, 2017
Why this middle school teacher starts the year with blank classroom walls
"Middle school is an interesting age because there can be literally a million reasons why a student has lost engagement."
journalism in jeopardy
October 8, 2015
Memphis student newspaper’s future uncertain after funder pullout
For almost 18 years, The Teen Appeal has been bringing a form of literacy to students in Shelby County Schools. But its December issue could be its last.
August 12, 2013
What’s At Stake In Student Journalism’s Iffy Future
GothamSchools is looking for teachers to help us shape our Student Journalism Initiative, a new program launching this fall. Details about the program, what we're looking for, and how to apply are here.Here, Ashley Persaud, who graduated from the Bronx's Dewitt Clinton High School in June, describes what student journalism meant for her high school experience — and why she's worried that future students won't have the same opportunities she did.
October 26, 2011
Ask an Expert: Helping my grade schooler love writing.
A dad who loves the written word wonders how to spark that same passion in his fourth grade daughter. An expert provides some excellent tips.
August 3, 2011
Find your school's 2011 CSAP results
With school starting right around the corner, check out the latest CSAP results in reading, writing, math and science for grades 3-10 to find out how your child's school fared. Overall, scores didn't change a whole lot.
April 15, 2011
End of CSAP as we know it
Next spring, as students across Colorado sit down to take the statewide summative assessment, they will not see the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) on their desks, state education officials announced today.
April 1, 2011
This week's teaching & learning tidbits
College-bound students get offers/rejections - Flap continues over Overland H.S. newspaper - Work begins as Falcon district is remade - Colo. schools abandon cursive - Denver celebrates National Library Week - Teacher investigated over CSAP improprieties.
March 15, 2011
Ask an Expert: Coping with CSAP stress.
A seasoned educational expert offers some sage advice to parents dealing with CSAP stress at home. Tips include movies and a bit of sign language.
February 11, 2011
Find your school, district remediation rates
Nearly one in three Colorado high school graduates who attend a state college or university must take at least one remedial class. How does your school or district measure up? Search the Education News Colorado remediation database.
February 9, 2011
Ask an Expert: I have a really smart kid who struggles in school
When you attend parent-teacher conferences, what do you typically hear about your son? Does it vary depending on the content area (reading, writing, math, science, social studies, etc.)? Do his teachers talk about his behavior in a negative way?
January 19, 2011
Ask an Expert: Why don't teachers focus on teaching cursive?
Have you heard that cursive writing is going the way of the dinosaur? Maybe not entirely - yet - but its importance has dropped significantly, this expert says. What do you think?
November 2, 2010
Ask an Expert: Dealing with a disorganized teen.
An expert gives you advice on helping to get a teen organized. Yes, you could send him or her to a third party business, such as Sylvan Learning Center. But it may just be more effective to roll up your sleeves and train your kid yourself. For starters, create a weekly study calendar, buy a folder for all homework, work on idea webs and outlines, and prepare to give up some of your own time as well - but only for a while.
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