Bill Oman

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What happens to Special Needs students after high school?

For decades the state has tracked what happens to its special-needs students after they leave high school. But to what end? What’s reasonable to …

Education

Extra School Days Help High-Flyers More Than Struggling Students

Kindergartners who are already academically strong at the beginning of a school year appear to learn even more during each day spent in school than …

Education

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom

Transforming teaching practices is a long, slow road. But increasingly schools and teachers experiencing success are sharing their ideas online and …

Teaching

When Home Is Tough, Making Students Feel Good At School

In a classroom in the Bronx borough of New York City on a recent school day, a little boy in a green shirt got very frustrated. He was sitting on the floor with his fellow second-graders as they were going over a math problem with their teacher, when he suddenly turned away from the group and …

Education

School dropout study: ‘You don’t have to be Mother Teresa to help a kid.’

Shaun-til Johnson was 15 when she decided to drop out of high school, and no one stood in her way. Her mom was using drugs. Her older sister — who served as a mother — had just been killed in a car accident. And her teachers, she felt, didn’t seem to care whether she showed up for school or not.<p>“I …

High School

Will School-Discipline Reform Actually Change Anything?

Districts from Los Angeles to New York City are experimenting with new policies designed to eliminate zero-tolerance discipline. But the reality is often a lot different than the idea.<p>Christine Rodriguez vividly recalls her early school years. A native of Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, a …

10 signs there's a grading problem in your classroom

1). You create and design assignments and assessments based purely on the number of grades you currently have in your gradebook.<p>2). When talking …

Teaching

Integrating Earning College Credit in High Schools into Accountability Systems

Earning college credit in high school matters to students and parents. Students who earn college credits by taking a college-level course while in …

College & University