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Here’s what’s missing in music education: Cultural and social relevance

July 19th, 2019 by schoolbound

‘We’ve become very well-grounded in traditional education theory, techniques and subject matters. But being culturally responsive means teaching music where kids are, and with what interests them.’


‘I thought gravity was what you put on your mashed potatoes’ — and more from the inventive mouths of first-graders

July 18th, 2019 by schoolbound

A teacher shares some of his amusing conversations with his students.


University of Alaska credit rating downgraded, reflecting financial turmoil

July 18th, 2019 by schoolbound

Funding has been so sharply reduced that school officials have sought to reassure students that classes will convene this fall, even as administrators consider measures as extreme as shuttering campuses.


Underachievers, Part 2: One more key reason kids who could do well in school don’t

July 17th, 2019 by schoolbound

Students can be gifted at the same time as having a learning disability — but many of them go undiagnosed and don’t get the help they need to succeed.


Maryland makes headway in helping people with student loans purchase homes

July 16th, 2019 by schoolbound

The Maryland SmartBuy program has helped home buyers retire $7 million in student debt.


Michelle Obama appeals to teachers: Make sure your students are registered and ready to vote

July 16th, 2019 by schoolbound

She appealed to teachers directly. Here’s what she said.


’Summer learning loss’ is a long-standing belief in education. But is it real?

July 16th, 2019 by schoolbound

A new look at the old issue.


2 Indiana virtual schools received lots of public money. Now, the state wants $40 million of it back.

July 15th, 2019 by schoolbound

A state audit found widely inflated enrollment numbers — including one student who was listed as enrolled who had died. The latest mess in the virtual education sector.


Political chaos roils Alaska as universities face devastating cuts

July 13th, 2019 by schoolbound

The University of Alaska is facing a 41 percent cut in state funding for the current fiscal year.


Leaders of teachers unions: America’s democracy is at risk

July 12th, 2019 by schoolbound

And they blame Trump.