El Nuevo Dia featured an inspiring story on the Tus Valores Cuentan (TVC) program this past week. The article includes interviews with several parents, students and teachers whose lives have been changed by the program. “[The program] works very well,” said Carmen Velez, whose three children attend Ruiz Belvis school in La Playa. “It has taught them to respect […]
In a victory for bullying prevention, the state of New York has instituted a new law that broadens the definition of bullying, and “requires districts to report discrimination and harrassment to the Board of Education Department,” reports LoHud.com. The new law took effect Sunday and is called the Dignity for All Students Act. Schools across the state are currently […]
In one month, a new law protecting students will go into effect in New York State. Called the Dignity for All Students Act, the law requires schools to protect all elementary, middle, and high school students from harassment and discrimination by students or school employees on the basis of their actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender (including gender expression), or sex.
Millennials don’t know as much as they should about how to responsibly manage their money, and stay out of debt. The good news is that financial literacy lessons can fit beautifully with academic and character lessons.
You might want to share these prize-winning teen essays with your students. The New York Times offers discussion and writing prompts.
Need a quick introduction to what it means to use project-based learning in your classroom? Check out this video from the Buck Institute for Education.
We were intrigued to see an article in Education Week about one school that takes project-based learning as far as it can go — throughout every lesson in the whole school.
Earth Day is a great time to celebrate citizenship and responsibility. Barbara Gruener has some thoughts on how to talk about clean water conservation this April 22.
The Horizon PAU has experienced big drops in behavioral referrals, suspensions, and incidents of psychiatric crisis.
Gordon Hirabayashi refused to go to an internment camp when ordered by the U.S. government.