School Wouldn't Start Until At Least 8:30 A.M. Under California BillThe California Senate passed a bill that would delay public middle and high schools to start times. The bill is aimed at getting teens to sleep more and perform better.
Middle School Arts Programs Built To Enhance Learning Across DisciplinesToday's middle schoolers in California are encouraged to explore visual art concepts important to them, through elective and special interest classes.
New Technology Making Its Way Into The ClassroomIn the past, teachers gave lessons using chalkboards, filmstrips and overhead projectors — methods that had limited interactivity. Teachers now have multiple ways of presenting content. Students can now demonstrate their learning in ways other than pencil-and-paper tests.
Sparks Middle School Shooter Identified As 12-Year-Old Jose ReyesPolice in Sparks, Nev., say Reyes brought a 9mm ruger semiautomatic pistol from his home and killed a math teacher and shot two other students, before turning the gun on himself.
Lodi In Mourning After Six-Car Accident Kills Nearly Entire FamilyThe sole survivor from her family in the crash was 9-year-old Jorge. He’s currently fighting for his life at a Sacramento hospital.
Back To School Prep: For Elementary, Middle & High School StudentsThe first day of school feels to children the way the first day on a job feels to parents, a bit stressful. The two best ways to prepare your children for a less stressful first day is to change as many unknown factors to known and provide positive support.