Latest Didactics Stories

2008-08-04 06:00:12

By Paula Wolf pwolf@lnpnews.com On family road trips, most parents would do a double take if their 10-year-old child pointed out the window and said, Look Mom, there's a gambrel roof! But thanks to a new curriculum for elementary-age students introduced by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, such a scene might soon not be so far-fetched. Designed for fourth- and fifth-graders, the core curriculum - which debuted last school year - teaches children about architectural...

2008-06-30 09:02:24

PORTLAND, Ore., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning.com announces today that it will offer digital mathematics curriculum from Adaptive Curriculum through the Learning.com Digital Learning Environment. This partnership provides educators with the ability to use a single tool for the seamless delivery and use of instructional content from both companies. Sebit, LLC is the developer of Adaptive Curriculum. Learning.com already supports teachers with the ability to create and manage their own...

2008-06-24 02:30:14

ATLANTA - When the dismal results from the sixth- and seventh- grade state-mandated social studies tests started rolling in, officials at the Georgia Department of Education were quick to look for culprits, State Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox told the State Board of Education recently. They first considered that the company that provides the Criterion-Reference Competency Tests had erred in building or scoring the tests. That turned out not to be true, Ms. Cox said. State officials...

2007-06-27 06:00:45

By Cheesman, Kerry French, Donald; Cheesman, Ian; Swails, Nancy; Thomas, Jerry A survey of biology departments in 1990 led to publication of a de facto curriculum for the training of undergraduate biology majors. Knowledge of the biological sciences has changed considerably since then, and the present study attempts to find out whether or not undergraduate requirements have changed as a result. In fact, little has changed, although the molecular areas of biology are more likely to be...

2007-03-05 15:00:48

The transition year from middle school to high school is critical time for student success and retention in high school. Studies show that the single biggest indicator of a student's graduation from high school is keeping them engaged and successful their freshman year. As a result, high school administrators are constantly looking for a way to keep at-risk students on track and on grade-level. Bob Barnes, the principal at South View High School in Hope Mills, N.C., has hit on a...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).