Emma Milstead

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#Charlestonsyllabus

Here is a list of readings that educators can use to broach conversations in the classroom about the horrendous events that unfolded in Charleston, …

In Palo Alto's High-Pressure Schools, Suicides Lead To Soul-Searching

Since October of last year, four teenagers in California's Palo Alto school district have taken their own lives. Tragically, it's not the first cluster of teen suicides this area has seen: In 2009 and 2010, five local teenagers killed themselves by stepping in front of trains, and more suicides …

Fourth grade student sounds off on state testing

School Administration

States Seek Guidance in Face of 'Opt Out' Push

—Robin Zielinski/Las Cruces Sun-News/AP<p>Test participation at issue<p>A flurry of parents opting their children out of taking new state assessments in …

Are high school exit exams necessary? More states are saying no

Many states across the county are changing their high school graduation requirements.<p>Students in Mississippi, for example, no longer are required to pass all their final tests in order to receive a diploma.<p>“This option gives students another way to demonstrate that they have mastered their course …

Standardized Testing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Standardized Testing

Why Are There 1,000 Unfilled Teaching Jobs in Oklahoma?

As the school year winds down, administrators are ramping up their search for next year’s teachers. But that search is tougher and more competitive …

Pros And Cons Of Standardized Testing

As the American education system continues to place more emphasis on standardized testing to measure academic achievement, critics have argued that …

Two Very Good Book Search Engines for Teachers

May 11, 2015<br>In today’s post we are sharing with you two good platforms where you can search for and find online free and premium books. As for Free …

'No Pineapple Left Behind' and the politics of American education

Seth Alter was a teacher for all of six months before quitting his job and going indie to make video games full-time. <i>No Pineapple Left Behind</i>, his second PC title, is more or less the story of why he left his students at a Boston charter school. As a special education math teacher, his sixth …

Education

Why Cops Like Me Are Quiet

Department leadership and the Fraternal Order of Police are poor spokespersons for your average police officer. That doesn't mean you'll like what we have to say.<p>On my first day of police academy at Queens College in 1999, I, along with 1,400 other young men and women in ill-fitting suits, heard a …

Police Thug Game: The Hunger Games of Baltimore and America

In the <i>Hunger Games</i> bestselling novels and movies, the rich capital uses terroristic "games" to control the 12 poor surrounding districts. The games are part entertainment, part brutal retribution. No young fan of the books or movies would miss the uncanny parallels between the treatment of …

Google searches for 'police brutality' and 'Black Lives Matter' are at an all-time high

In the weeks since Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore, search volumes for the terms "police brutality" and "Black Lives Matter" have hit all-time …

More Protests, More Violence in Baltimore, and Few Answers

15 police officers are reported injured in clashes with protesters Monday.<p>Law-enforcement helicopters circled over central Baltimore Monday afternoon as police clashed with civilians following the funeral for Freddie Gray. Pockets of juveniles hurled rocks, bricks, and other objects at officers in …

BPD: 3 Gangs Working to "Take Out" Police

Baltimore police believe three notoriously violent gangs are now working together to "take out'' law enforcement officers.<p>In a statement Monday, the …

Justice

Photographer Gets Beaten by Baltimore Police, Gets Up and Keeps Shooting Protests

Baltimore photojournalist J. M. Giordano of the <i>City Paper</i> has been on the front lines of protests in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death in police …

Bloods and Crips Team Up to Protest Baltimore’s Cops

Things are apparently so bad in Baltimore that even the city’s gang adversaries—along with the Nation of Islam—are joining forces.<p><i>Editor’s Note:</i> …

Justice

10 Tips for Improving Parent-Teen Relationships

You know your child is an adolescent (semi-formed human) when she or he:<p>Gives you attitude over stuff that's never been an issue before.<br>• Refuses to do what you ask.<br>• Agrees to do it and then (un)wittingly "forgets"<br>• Denies they ever agreed to anything.<br>• Says "You don't get it!" at least twice a …

What Every Parent Should Know About Teen Pregnancy

Teens in the United States are having sex at younger ages and with more partners than ever before, and teens are also less likely to practice safe sex than adults, according to Psychologist Sheila Kamen, PsyD. With the upcoming return of MTV's popular reality show "Teen Mom," teenage pregnancy is …

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Real life 'Burn Book' encourages cyberbullying among students

In the movie <i>Mean Girls</i>, the popular and powerful Regina George causes a school-wide frenzy when her “Burn Book” of hurtful comments is photocopied and displayed for all to see. But this fictional controversy has become a reality for many high schoolers using the app Burnbook.<p>The free app Burnbook …

Boys apologise in wrongful-death lawsuit settlement over Audrie Pott's suicide

The verbal apologies were part of a settlement reached on Friday to end a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Audrie's parents that was set to begin …

A little video gaming 'linked to well-adjusted children'

<b>Playing video games for a short period each day could have a small but positive impact on child development, a study by Oxford University suggests.</b><p>Scientists found young people who spent less than an hour a day engaged in video games were better adjusted than those who did not play at all.<p>But …

Mom creates app so kids can't ignore her calls

Sharon Standifird served in the Gulf War. She's climbed mountains.<p>So how hard could it be to get her kids to show a little respect?<p>Her teens, you see, tended to do what teens do. So when she called them on their cell phones, their natural instinct was to press "ignore."<p>What's a mom to do? Get mad? …

Parenting

Teenagers sleep less when they have more computer screen time says study

Parents have long suspected it, but now doctors have proof: the more time teenagers spend on computers or mobile phones, the less they sleep - especially if the gadget is used just before bedtime.<p>The evidence is so strong, the experts said, that health watchdogs should overhaul guidelines for …

Sleep

Virtual Schools Bring Real Concerns About Quality

At the end of Angela Kohtala's leadership skills course, her high school students have to plan and carry out a community service project. Maybe it's fixing up their school courtyard, or tutoring younger students in an afterschool program.<p>Afterwards, they create a PowerPoint with pictures of the …

This App Rewards Students for Not Looking at Their Phones in Class

Have you ever walked into a restaurant and noticed that almost every person and their mother (literally) was on their phones? Alright, we admit that we’re guilty of choosing our phones over company at times, but it’s even worse when students are texting and Snapchatting during class. It’s okay, …

App Store

This Little Handwriting Robot Helps Kids Learn By Letting Them Be Teachers

How to give a kid confidence in their abilities? Let them teach a bot that’s worse than them.<p>Learning-by-teaching is a proven way for students to gain new skills. But does the technique work when kids teach robots and not other kids?<p>Researchers in Switzerland think so. They’ve developed the …

How your kids might be playing, learning and creating on devices this year, as well as how those apps may get them out in the real world<p>Many children are growing up with apps and digital media as part of their lives, alongside reading, physical play, television and other forms of entertainment and …

Apps