5/07/2006

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...

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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
NYT
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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