Education Articles

Career Change Guide: Becoming a Teacher

There is a growing teacher crisis in the United States. The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) estimates there was a shortage of 64,000 teachers in primary and secondary education schools across the country during the 2015-16 school year. By 2020, an estimated 300,000 new teachers will be needed each year. And that demand is expected to… Read more »

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind: The Impact of School Lunch on Student Performance

By now, it is no mystery that what people eat has an effect on their daily physical and mental health. When people keep themselves well-nourished, they can participate more fully and effectively in a wide variety of activities. Of course, nutrition has an impact on K-12 students as well, from their academic performance to their… Read more »

Can You Beat This Fourth-Grade Financial Literacy Test?

Two-thirds of Americans can’t pass a basic financial literacy test, a number that is increasing. What’s your financial literacy? Find out with our quiz! Budget Keeping Best Practices What method should you use to come up with a budget? Answer: Keeping track of your expenses for a few weeks allows you to figure out where… Read more »

Benefits of Financial Literacy for Kids

Schools are designed to teach skills and subjects to prepare children for college or the working world, such as reading, math, science and more. Elementary and secondary education emphasize broad knowledge, exposing children to a variety of ideas and topics. But there’s one topic that many schools don’t teach America’s students: financial literacy. According to… Read more »

History of Music Education in the United States

In most public schools across the country, music education is an important part of the educational experience. The history of music education in the United States began before the American Revolution and progressed to the prevalence of music education today. Music Education in the Colonies When the Pilgrims and Puritans arrived in Massachusetts, they brought… Read more »

14 Signs of Cyberbullying in the Classroom

One of the biggest trends affecting education across the country is the migration of bullying to digital media, which is commonly referred to as cyberbullying. About 7 percent of students in grades 6-12 experience cyberbullying each year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Unlike traditional bullying, cyberbullying is much harder for educators to… Read more »

Music Education Apps in the Classroom

Technology is an incredible tool in the classroom. It can give teachers new and exciting ways to engage students, improve the learning process and make tracking progress easier. So why can’t this same philosophy extend to music? There are more than 80,000 education apps designed just for the iPad alone, and many are designed with… Read more »

How Virtual Learning Is Transforming K-12 Education

Technological advancements have seeped into every corner of society, with education being no exception. For years, the practice of learning via computers and the internet has been mostly linked to higher education. However, K-12 education has become a bigger and bigger part of the virtual learning world. According to Connections Academy, more than 2.7 million… Read more »

Digital Tools for Your Classroom

Teachers are seeking out new and creative ways to implement technology in the classroom. Schools often use tablets, computers and even mobile phones in lessons to create a multifaceted learning experience. With so many digital tools available, which ones will really help you enrich your classroom? Engrade Offered by McGraw-Hill Education, Engrade seeks to be… Read more »