Arizona Schools Math Standards — Is There A Better Way

All states across the United States require standards that must be met in different subjects by specific grades, especially in reading and math. End of year testing is required for specific grades to ensure schools and students are meeting these standards.

The concern is that states, including the Arizona schools, are trying to teach everything at once to students, with teachers losing the ability to teach the important math concepts in depth. Otherwise, students are learn...



How Parents Can Become Excellent Home School Teachers

Any parent can be an effective home school teacher for their children. Desire, belief and an understanding of your children is all it takes to become a home school teacher.



Texas Schools See Increase In Number Of AP Exams Taken And Improved Results

The Texas schools released figures in September 2006, showing substantial increases in the number of Texas schools students taking Advanced Placement (AP) exams, as well as their resulting scores.

High schools across the nation are allowed to teach college-level coursework that is first approved by the College Board, the national administrator of the AP exams. Under current rules, a high school need only sign a form promising to teach the specific curriculum for any class ...



Kansas City Schools Change Licensing Requirements

The state of Kansas’ Board of Education is expected to make a change to teacher licensure requirements that could help Kansas City Schools get the teachers it needs. According to Martha Gage, director of teacher education and licensure, the Professional Standards Board recommends the improvements.

The changes will allow teachers in Kansas City Schools, and across the state, to add subjects to their portfolios with greater ease. Why is this important to Kansas City Schools...



Teachers In New York City Schools

As the largest school district in the nation, with over a million students, the New York City Public Schools face a mammoth task. In some ways New York City Schools are at an advantage because New York State has required the stringent Regents exam as a requirement for graduation for years. That doesn’t mean that everyone in the New York City Schools is fond of the mandatory tests, but it has put the city and state at an advantage as far as meeting some of the No Child Left Be...



Where To Look For Massage Therapy Education

If you want to learn how to give a massage then you will be in need of massage therapy education. There are schools all over the country that can make you into a certified massage therapist. It is something that you need to actually attend, much like college or taking vocational classes in order to be certified and to be able to practice the art of giving a massage. There are many locations who only work in the teachings of how to properly use massage therapy where as some...



Construction Management Degree Online

If you are good with your hands and is used to building and constructing things but feels like having no time for going to school and have a construction management degree that could help you and your business, there are great convenient ways in which you could attain that without being hassled with your schedule. And since there is a great advancement of technology, many institutions are now offering distance learning and that is through online schooling which anyone could ...



Seattle Schools: Are All Children Special Needs?

It’s a great commentary that the “save Seattle Schools” blog hosted on is a wildly active forum for community interaction. Anytime I visit the site there are discussions on anything from the military recruiting in Seattle Schools to discussions of the budget and the school board. One of the latest really got my attention. It was focusing on the way that the Seattle Schools run its gifted program.

Now I know that the Seattle Public Schools aren’t alone in their challenges o...



Choosing A Golf Pro School That Is Right For You

There are many characteristics that a good golf pro school should have: It should use high-quality equipment, employ experienced instructors, and offer student support services such as post-graduation job placement. However, just because a golf pro school has all of these things does not mean it will be the best school for you. There are many other characteristics that don't necessarily make a school good or bad, but could work for or against your own personal needs.

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New York Schools Institute Universal Assessment

The necessity to assess students is irrefutable. In fact, a lot of people believe that formal assessments are the only way to tell how a student is progressing, and teachers feel pressured to teach to the test. For many educators, part of their paycheck is based on how well students score on standardized tests. Fortunately for students and teachers alike, New York Public Schools recognize the need to not only assess them fairly and accurately, but also see the necessity of o...