Morning Roundup May 8, 2006

About a month ago we learned more about using Rap music to get more students involved in science class, now it's useful in English class as well...


Teachers Urged to Use Rap to Bridge te Education Gap
LA Times
That was one of the messages delivered Saturday at a conference of 400 educators and students at a South Los Angeles middle school. The goal was to promote rap as a way to reach children in the classroom.

Conference promotes meditation in school
Boston Globe
That's the message Transcendental Meditation practitioners brought to more than 100 Boston-area educators yesterday during a three-hourconference on how to help students overwhelmed by social pressures and the stress of getting into college.

Mayor Repeats Policy: No Cellphones in School
Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted yesterday that the city would not reconsider the ban on cellphones in the public schools despite a widening outcry from students, parents and public officials.

Guam team learns from fellow teachers on student achievement Pacific Daily News
A Guam team participated in an Induction Institute facilitated by the New Teacher Center.


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