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Current Issues In Education

Current Issues facing 21st century education

These Will Be The Five Biggest Education Issues Of 2015

In 2014, teachers were upset about excessive standardized tests, women were upset about campus sexual assault, kids were upset about gross school lunches. Republicans were split over Common Core, Democrats divided over teachers unions. Here are five education-related issues to watch in the New Year. 1.

Why Kids Need Recess - New Kids Center

As kids, the major part of the day looking forward to is the recess when they are free to play around with friends from other class. You may ask why kids need recess. The reason is simple. Recess helps in cognitive, physical, emotional and social development of the child.

By Lisa Hayes and Linda Wacyk The new federal No Child Left Behind Act demands a lot more from schools. They are expected to steadily improve learning for all students. Some schools have responded by cutting back on playtime so students can spend more time learning. But is that a good idea?

Recess: Necessity or Nicety?

The pressure for schools to improve student test scores is so intense that some are abandoning the childhood treasure of "recess" in lieu of more on-task time. Education World asked educators about recess practices at their schools and the importance of free time for kids to be kids.

Siegle, Ph.D., D Gifted Child Today Prufrock Press Volume 32 2010 Bullying, and being bullied, has a long history in schools. How does giftedness relate to bullying and being bullied? The Internet and other technology-related devices are particularly suited to nonviolent types of bullying such as name-calling.

Gary Hopkins | Family meal times should not simply be an event where food is prepared and consumed, but also a time for talk and interaction between family members. There's a range of benefits for your family when this is practiced.

Vegetarian diets and childhood obesity prevention

1From the Department of Nutrition School of Public Health Loma Linda University Loma Linda CA. ↵ 2 Presented at the symposium "National Conference on Childhood Obesity," held in Washington, DC, 18-19 June 2009. ↵ 3 Supported by the Department of Nutrition, Loma Linda University.

Exercise and Academic Performance

As schools everywhere strive to improve the academic performance of their students, many have cut physical education and recess periods to leave more time for sedentary classroom instruction. A sensible new report from the Institute of Medicine, a unit of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how shortsighted this trend can be.

20 Important Benefits of Music In Our Schools

Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. But despite this almost universal interest, many schools are having to do away with their music education programs. This is a mistake, with schools losing not only an enjoyable subject, but a subject that can enrich students' lives and education.

The importance of music education in schools

During high school, I was a consistent member of the symphonic band. The band director regularly called on me to sight-read daily rhythm exercises for the rest of the class and, more significantly, gave me the honor of conducting one of our compositions for the annual fall concert.

Importance of Music Education in Schools: The Benefits of Arts Integration

Here you will find facts and data supporting arts integration and its benefits for schools worldwide. Stressing the importance of music education will provide opportunities for students both in and out of the music realm. Listen to the Music!

The Benefits of Music Education

Whether your child is the next Beyonce or more likely to sing her solos in the shower, she is bound to benefit from some form of music education. Research shows that learning the do-re-mis can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs.

The Pros and Cons of Year-Round Schools

The very thought of sending kids to school year-round makes some parents cringe. They balk at the idea of kids attending schools with no summer break. They question the value of a continuous school year interspersed with several short breaks.

The Benefits of Character Education

What I learned from teaching at a "core virtues" school Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > When I signed on to teach English at a core virtues school, I had no idea what I was in for.

By Dr. Gregg Amore, Associate Dean of Students for Student Development DeSales University, and Pennsylvania State Schools of Character Coordinator Education comes in many shapes and forms. We have early childhood education, kindergarten, elementary, middle school, high school, trade school, college, graduate school, post-doctoral programs, certificate programs and the latest is badges.

How Teachers Can Work With 5 Difficult Types of Parents

Erica Stevens* had a student in her ninth grade English class who excelled at creative writing but struggled with analytical writing. She avoided it by refusing to do her homework. Every time the student failed to submit a homework assignment, her parents pressured Ms. Stevens to give her a pass because they didn't want the missed assignments to affect her grade.

ADD / ADHD and School

In This Article School creates multiple challenges for kids with ADD/ADHD, but with patience and an effective plan, your child can thrive in the classroom. As a parent, you can work with your child and his or her teacher to implement practical strategies for learning both inside and out of the classroom.

Comparing Preschool Philosophies: Play-Based vs. Academic

Picking a preschool should be easy, but with so many different terms and philosophies, it can be overwhelming. With a little research, you can make the right choice for your child's first formal educational experience and set the stage for a lifetime of learning.

4 Alternative Assessment Strategies to Letter Grade Evaluations - Top Hat Blog

What is the rationale behind the use of letter grades? Why have we used the A's, B's and C's to evaluate students for so long? Does this method still work? Did it ever? Traditionally, the letter grading method has served multiple purposes: to indicate student aptitude, to provide feedback and guidance, and to offer motivation.

AP Central

The Effects of Block Scheduling: Strategies for Time Management by Brian E. VaughnEpiscopal High SchoolHouston, Texas In-Class Strategies Many schools use a block schedule in which some or all classes meet for longer periods but with less frequency than those that meet every day.

The Sharp Music Teacher: Favorite End of the Year Activities

So it's true...they really DO great crazy the last 2 weeks of school. Here were some of my go-to activities: 1st: Folk dancing, Play parties, Choice Day (they get to pick their favorite songs and games from the year- I played a lot of Grizzly Bear) 2nd: Sound of Music Unit (I hope to post more about this!

States, Districts Require Online Ed for High School Graduation

While adult interest in online courses at the college level appears to be waning, enrollment in virtual classes at the K-12 level is on the rise.

Developing Empathy: Middle Grades

Activities will help students: understand empathy practice ways to be more understanding reflect on the effects of empathetic listening Essential Questions What does it mean to put yourself in someone else's shoes? How empathetic am I? How can I better show empathy toward others?

Using Humor in the Classroom

When teachers share a laugh or a smile with students, they help students feel more comfortable and open to learning. Using humor brings enthusiasm, positive feelings, and optimism to the classroom. Even if you're not naturally funny, you still can lighten things up a bit.