Students In Major Cities Perform Better Compared to International Peers

Students in six major U.S. cities are performing on par or better in mathematics than their peers in other countries in grades 4 and 8, according to a new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR). However, students from five other major cities are not faring as well, and overall, U.S. student performance in […]

Report Reveals High Parent Frustration with America’s High Schools

Parents across America share high hopes for their children’s academic success and many know their involvement is vital. But parents with students in low-performing high schools say their schools don’t give them the tools and information they need to be more effective in helping their students succeed, according to a national report released. “One Dream, […]

Science Evolves in Classroom

In the past six years, science has slipped as a priority in public schools while reading and mathematics have grown dominant. But in coming years, experts say, the same federal law that elevated reading and math could spark a resurgence of science in the classroom. The 2002 No Child Left Behind law required states to […]

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Free Classroom Joke – "The Pirate Joke"

A pirate walks into a bar and the bartender says, “Hey, I haven’t seen you in a while. What happened, you look terrible!” “What do you mean?” the pirate replies, “I’m fine.” The bartender says, “But what about that wooden leg? You didn’t have that before.” “Well,” says the pirate, “We were in a battle […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "In The Interview" – Age 7+

“Character is higher than intellect.” Ralph Waldo Emerson How Many Handshakes? When Amanda arrived at her interview, she and the seven other competitors for the position shake hands with each other. Amongst these eight people, how many total handshakes are there? Who Bought Lunch? The president of the company wants to find out if Amanda […]

Free Parent Involvement Activity – "Baby Like You" – Age 3-12 months

Language Skills, Visual Discrimination Show your child a doll or a picture of a baby from a magazine. Point out different things about the baby and relate them to your child. “Isn’t this a pretty baby? Here is the baby’s nose. Here is Monica’s nose. Here is the baby’s knee. Here is Monica’s knee,” etc. […]

Chicago School Supply Competes in Blogger Challenge 2008 to Raise Money for Local Schools

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 22, 2008 Contact: Michael Ockrimmike@chicagoschoolsupply.comhttp://www.chicagoschoolsupply.com866 648-2668 Chicago School Supply Competes in Blogger Challenge 2008 to Raise Money for Local Schools Education supply retailer pledges to raise money and complete classroom projects for underserved Chicago area schools. Chicago, IL- Bloggers around the globe are competing this month to raise money for U.S. […]

Eco-friendly Schools Offer Students Fresh Lessons

On the outside, Great Seneca Creek Elementary School looks in Germantown, MD, much like any other. But inside, it is unmistakably green. This was the first public school in Maryland to receive certification as “eco-friendly” — a concept catching on in schools around the nation. Eco-friendly schools offer ways to save energy, improve air quality […]