Study Analyzes After School Programs in Public Schools

It is estimated that 4 million students are enrolled in some form of after-school program. A new study, “After-School Programs in Public Elementary Schools,” provides a national profile of various types of formal after-school programs physically located at public elementary schools in 2008. These programs included stand-alone programs that focus primarily on a single type [...]

SCORE selects Chicago School Supply as a 2009 Success Story

SCORE – Counselors to America’s Small Business – has selected Chicago School Supply as a 2009 Success Story! SCORE Chicago works with hundreds of local entrepreneurs each year. Businesses that show consistent, sustainable growth are considered for selection as a Success Story. Chicago School Supply has met the rigorous criteria that has placed them in [...]

Free Black History Lesson Plan Grades 5-8

African American Concentration Social Studies, United States History – Grade 5- 8 Objective – Students increase their awareness of the important contributions made by individuals throughout history. Directions – Discuss with students the origins of African American history month. In 1926, a scholar named Carter Woodson felt that African Americans did not know about the [...]

Chicago School Supply launches a new ecommerce site

Chicago School Supply is pleased to announce the launch of its newest website Office Supply Sanity! Office Supply Sanity offers over 35,000 office, technology, janitorial, sanitation, furniture and equipment supplies. If you like shopping on SchooDoodle (we just shipped order number 6,800 – so many of you do!), you will love shopping on Office Supply [...]

U.S. Is Substantially Behind Other Nations in Providing Teacher Professional Development

Every year, nine in 10 of the nation’s three million teachers participate in professional development designed to improve their content knowledge, transform their teaching, and help them respond to student needs. These activities, which can include workshops, study groups, mentoring, classroom observations, and numerous other formal and informal learning experiences, have mixed results in how [...]

New Report Focuses on Why States Fail to Retain New Teachers

A new report finds that the laws and regulations of a majority of states discourage promising new teachers from sticking with the profession, while doing little to identify and move out ineffective teachers. The report, released by the not-for-profit, non-partisan National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), finds that states: 1) do not require sufficient support [...]

Free Lesson Plans are Back!

Have you missed SchooDoodle’s free lesson plan postings? Well we have missed you!! We experienced some technical difficulties, but we are now back and better than ever! Well, we’re back, anyway!! Please be on the look out for more FREE lesson plans soon. Thank you for your patience…