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- Projects for Schools on the Net to Share
- Schools on the Net Search (American School Directory)
ASD, the American School Directory, searches for schools by city, state, and country and provides "interactive gateways to each of America's 106,000 K-12 schools." ASD also allows you to find the "ten closest schools to any location" and helps you to find former class-mates. Requires registration. 9-05
- Algebra I Standards (North Carolina Public Schools) 09-10
- South African Schools on the Net (Siyafunda Sunday Times)
- Distance Education (Australian Correspondence Schools)
Provides correspondence courses.
- California Standards-Based Social Studies for K-12 (Schools of California)
Provides standards and assessments organized by the California SCORE Social Studies Framework for K-12.
- Safe Schools
- Grade 00K Math Curriculum Standards (North Carolina Public Schools) 01-07
- Current Events and News (BBC Schools Online)
Provides articles to help students get involved with current events.
- Solar Photovoltaics - School Projects (Schools Going Solar)
Describes projects with schools going solar. 5-01
- American Flag Lesson Plan (Montgomery Public Schools - Furr, Campos, and White)
Provides activities related to the flag of the USA. 9-01
- Schools on the Net (Yahoo)
Provides schools on the Net by grade level, state, and then city. 11-01
- Schools - Energy Efficiency Tips for Schools (U.S. Department of Energy - Rebuild America)
"Energy consumption can vary widely from one school to the next but in general, the greatest potential for energy savings comes from improvement of:
Heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) systems
Windows, doors, and insulation." 3-02
- No Child Left Behind Act - Resources for Schools (American Association of School Administrators)
Provides Web sites to help schools implement best practices. 6-02
- Charter Schools
- Voucher Systems for Schools
- Schools Moving Toward a K-8 Model (ABC News)
"Philadelphia eighth-graders at the K-8 schools scored significantly higher on state tests than their middle school counterparts, studies by the Philadelphia Education Fund show. And nationally, crime takes off in middle schools, where it's 30 percent higher than in elementary schools, according to the National Center for Education Statistics."
" 'Middle-grades children in K-8 schools do far better than they do in middle schools,' Vallas said, 'both academically and behaviorally.' " 8-05
- Chemistry of Making Iron (SchoolScience)
"The hot air blast to the furnace burns the coke and maintains the very high temperatures that are needed to reduce the ore to iron. The reaction between air and the fuel generates carbon monoxide. This gas reduces the iron (III) oxide in the ore to iron." 9-05
- -06-05-06 Supreme Court to Decide Race Issue in Schools (MSNBC News)
"The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide the extent to which public schools can use race in deciding school assignments, setting the stage for a landmark affirmative action ruling." 06-06
- Experts: Schools Need to Rethink Security (MSNBC News)
"Schools should focus more on listening to kids to deter school attacks, experts say, instead of relying only on physical security." 10-06
- Mountain Climbing Treks and Schools (AlpineAscents.com)
"Alpine Ascents is committed to developing safe, self-reliant and environmentally-conscious mountaineers and offering courses and expeditions of unsurpassed quality throughout the world. Our business practices stress ethical and culturally aware travel." 12-06
- -05-22-07 Newsweek's Rating of the Top High Schools (MSNBC News)
"Public schools are ranked according to a ratio devised by Jay Mathews: the number of Advanced Placement, Intl. Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students at a school in 2006 divided by the number of graduating seniors. All of the schools on the list have an index of at least 1.000; they are in the top 5 percent of public schools measured this way." 05-07
- Debate Over Meditation in Schools (Newsweek.com)
"Much of the debate stems from the growing success of the David Lynch Foundation, which funds TM training in private and public schools, especially charter schools, with a focus on inner-city youth. Since 2005, a foundation begun by Hollywood filmmaker and long-time meditator David Lynch has provided some $5 million for TM research and voluntary in-school programs for more than 2,000 students, teachers and parents at 21 U.S. schools and universities, with substantially wider reach overseas. 'It's like going from zero to 60 in terms of pulling yourself away from stress. Intelligence goes up, creativity flowers and energy zooms forward," says Lynch, who says 'receptivity' to the idea is growing."
"Back in 1979, a federal appeals court ruled that a course called the Science of Creative Intelligence Transcendental Meditation could not be taught in public schools in New Jersey because it 'had a primary effect of advancing religion and religious concepts' and violated the First Amendment. 'If they want TM in private universities or schools, no problem,' says Lynn of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. 'But when they move into public schools they are crossing that same constitutional line that was crossed in 1979.' Francisco Negrón, general counsel for the National School Boards Association, says that while relaxation techniques around test taking might be OK and that a nonsectarian approach to meditation is plausible, 'the devil is in the details. The concern would be that here is a religious angle to it that amounts to indoctrination or proselytizing.' " 05-08
- -09-09-08 Rhee Shakes Up DC Schools (CNN News)
"Rhee closed 23 schools in her first year as the head of the District of Columbia's public schools, fired 36 principals and cut 15 percent -- about 121 jobs -- from the central office staff. And she's making no apologies."
"One of the most controversial programs Rhee has introduced is a joint venture between D.C. schools and Harvard that pays middle school students cash -- up to $100 a month -- for good behavior and attendance."
"An annual report card by Education Week, a newspaper that follows the nation's education system, earlier this year ranked the District's school system last, giving it a D+ overall and an F for student achievement in kindergarten through 12th grade. Those grades were based on data prior to Rhee's arrival." 09-08
- Study: Air Quality at Tested Schools Unsafe (USA Today)
" 'These results suggest that we need to be concerned about what the children are breathing while at school,' says Patrick Breysse, a scientist with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who helped oversee USA TODAY's efforts." 12-08
- Air Quality for Schools, a National Problem (USA Today)
"Using the government's most up-to-date model for tracking toxic chemicals, USA TODAY spent eight months examining the impact of industrial pollution on the air outside schools across the nation. The model is a computer simulation that predicts the path of toxic chemicals released by thousands of companies."
"USA TODAY used it to identify schools in toxic hot spots — a task the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had never undertaken."
"The result: a ranking of 127,800 public, private and parochial schools based on the concentrations and health hazards of chemicals likely to be in the air outside. The model's most recent version used emissions reports filed by 20,000 industrial sites in 2005, the year Hitchens closed."
"The potential problems that emerged were widespread, insidious and largely unaddressed:" 12-08
- -04-22-09 Graduation Rates for High Schools (MSNBC News)
"The numbers in the map reflect the latest data, which is from 2005. Most states still use the so-called leaver rate, which calculates students who didn't drop out of high school. Nearly all states are expected to adopt the cohort rate by 2012, which calculates the percent of students who enter high school in ninth grade and leave four years later with a standard diploma. That method uses an standard identification number to track students across schools, districts and states." 04-09
- Report: Use of Restraints in Public Schools (ABC News)
" 'Recent news reports document appalling stories of teachers tying children to chairs, taping their mouths shut, using handcuffs, denying them food, fracturing bones, locking them in small dark spaces, and sitting on them until they turn blue,' [Congressman] Miller said."
" 'This behavior that does, in some instances, look like torture of young children certainly is so inconsistent with our beliefs about our public institution that it's hard for people to come to grasps with,' said Miller."
"Today's hearing was spurred by a report published in January by the National Disability Rights Network, which canvassed 56 states and territories in the United States and found many examples of hard-to-manage students who've been injured or killed at school." 05-09
- -07-12-11 Medical Schools Starting to Test for People Skills in Doctors (New York Times)
"In fact, candidate scores on multiple mini interviews have proved highly predictive of scores on medical licensing exams three to five years later that test doctors' decision-making, patient interactions and cultural competency, Dr. Reiter said."
"A pleasant bedside manner and an attentive ear have always been desirable traits in doctors, of course, but two trends have led school administrators to make the hunt for these qualities a priority. The first is a growing catalog of studies that pin the blame for an appalling share of preventable deaths on poor communication among doctors, patients and nurses that often results because some doctors, while technically competent, are socially inept."
" 'The second and related trend is that medicine is evolving from an individual to a team sport. Solo medical practices are disappearing. In their place, large health systems - encouraged by new government policies - are creating teams to provide care coordinated across disciplines. The strength of such teams often has more to do with communication than the technical competence of any one member." 07-11
- -12-26-12 Israel Rejects NRA's Guns-in-Schools Claim (CBS News)
"Israel's policy on issuing guns is restrictive, and armed guards at its schools are meant to stop terrorists, not crazed or disgruntled gunmen, experts said Monday, rejecting claims by America's top gun lobby that Israel serves as proof for its philosophy that the U.S. needs more weapons, not fewer."
"Far from the image of a heavily armed population where ordinary people have their own arsenals to repel attackers, Israel allows its people to acquire firearms only if they can prove their professions or places of residence put them in danger. The country relies on its security services, not armed citizens, to prevent terror attacks."
"Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor spelled it out."
"Because it is aimed at preventing terror attacks, Israel's school security system is part of a multi-layered defense strategy that focuses on prevention and doesn't depend on a guy at a gate with a gun." 12-12
- Internet Resources for Teachers (Schools Internet)
- Overseas Schools (U.S. State Department)
Provides a listing and description of primary and secondary schools for Americans overseas.
- Safe Server for Schools and Libraries (Bess)
Provides a service that blocks objectionable Web materials through the server. Sites that are blocked have been reviewed by humans (rather than just by keyword) and the filtering can be configured for specific end users or desktops. 6-00.
- Law Related to Schools (SchoolLaw.com)
Provides links and news related to legal issues for schools. On the Home page is the School Law Advisory, a quarterly newsletter that is available by subscription. 11-09
- Online Schools in Netherlands (Web 66)
Provides a listing of schools by grade level. 3-02
- -Public Schools Locator (NCES)
Locates public elementary and high schools in the United States. Also includes vocational schools, special education schools and classes, charter schools, alternative schools, and magnet schools. The locator can also find schools by grade levels offered, school district, city, county, state, or miles from a particular zip code. 08-10
- Title I Schools Recognized for Excellence in 1996
"U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley today identified 56 elementary and secondary schools in low-income areas that are showing marked success in improving student achievement through extra help from Title I -- the largest U.S. Department of Education program to help children master the basics and more challenging subject matter." 10-09
- Ways Schools Can Reach Families
- Schools on the Net
Provides lists of schools that are online. 09-09
- Telecommunications Discounts for Schools Planned (News Release)
- Telecommunications Discounts for Schools (Report)
- Violence in Schools Prevention Resources (Koch Crime Commission)
Provides over two dozen sources of information.
- Charter Schools (WestEd, US Dept. of Education, California State University)
- Council of Great City Schools
- Violence in Schools (Hawley)
Suggests methods to prevent and reduce violence in schools, such as mediation.
- Safe Schools (Family Education Network)
Provides discussions about what is needed to make schools safer.
- Emotional Intelligence - Teaching in Schools (McCluskey)
Describes emotional intelligence skills that should be taught in schools. 10-99
- Fund Raising for Schools Online (SchoolCash.com)
Provides opportunities for schools to conduct online fund raising projects. 3-00
- Startup Information (U.S. Charter Schools)
Provides sample documents, such as personnel policy, school lease, articles of incorporation, by laws, accountability plan, agreement with a school district, operating budget, financial plan, and more. 3-04
- Search Engine for Charter Schools (U.S. Charter Schools)
Searches for documents from charter schools and organizations working with charter schools. 5-00
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