Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Odetta and the Music Connection

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Today we mourn the passing of folk singer Odetta, remembered in the New York Times as a musician "whose deep voice wove together the...

Death of the Novel in the Classroom?

Most can remember the slew of novels that were required reading during high school—Wuthering Heights, A Brave New World and All Quiet on the...

Public or Private?

While many people are focusing on who President-elect Barack Obama will pick for his cabinet and how he will deal with the world's issues...

Are Mock Elections Worthwhile?

"When the younger generation is politically informed, they have more influence in the government," said Charles Perla, student at McLean High School in Fairfax,...

2008 OYEA Winner Keeps Busy

Deirdra Grode, a middle school language arts and social studies teacher in Hoboken, N.J., has been busy since ASCD named her the 2008 Outstanding...

Recapping the ASCD/ACEL Conference in Sydney

Last week, ASCD cosponsored its first international conference, in Sydney, Australia. Attendees are already blogging about the experience--Check out Teaching and Learning for upcoming...

New Century High Schools Initiative

The October 27, 2006 American Youth Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. spotlighted the New Century High Schools Initiative in New York City. EL editor...

Like a Dog in a Swimming Pool

Writing students at J. H. House Elementary School in Conyers, Georgia put together a PowerPoint guide for other kids who want to start blogging....

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