Did You Know?

Technology in the Schools
14.1 million — Number of computers available for classroom use in the nation’s 114,000 elementary and secondary schools; that works out to one computer for every four students.

Languages
9.9 million — Number of school-age children (five to 17) who speak a language other than English at home. These children make up nearly one-in-five in this age group. Most of them (7.0 million) speak Spanish at home.

Teachers and Other School Personnel
6.5 million — Number of teachers in the United States. The bulk of them (2.6 million) teach at the elementary and middle school level.

School Enrollment
40% — Percentage of elementary and high school students who are minorities (i.e., people who are non-Hispanic white). This compares with 21% in 1970, when the crest of the baby boom was enrolled at this level of school.

FROM THE EDITOR - Spring 2014

From stem to stern, education’s about the people. And as educators, we are in the people business. It’s not about the school. Or the classrooms. It’s not about the curriculum. Or the technology. It’s... Read More...

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Parents, Common Core, and Assessment

Just putting two of the three article topics together sounds like an explosion — parents and the Common Core or parents and assessment or assessment and Common Core. Putting all three together seems ... Read More...

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Transforming Staffulty

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Shifting the Focus from Grades to Learning

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Adding Common Sense Standards to Common Core

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FROM THE EDITOR - Spring 2014
Parents, Common Core, and Assessment
Transforming Staffulty
Shifting the Focus from Grades to Learning
Can You Type Faster than a Fifth Grader? Highlights of the 4th Annual Davis School Dis...
Teacher Evaluations: The Conversation Has Changed
Adding Common Sense Standards to Common Core
Closing Learning Gaps in STEM
Student Readiness to Achieve: Decreasing the Achievement Gap
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INCREASING CLIMATE AND ENERGY LITERACY
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