The Women’s Marches of 2017 may have been the largest demonstration in US history. There were over 200 international Women’s Marches across the globe as well. As this is a very interesting time for women around the world, it is only fitting that we take a moment and celebrate National Women’s History Month.
A new and upcoming educational trend, Math Circles, is helping teachers collaborate and work on fun, challenging math alongside research mathematicians to bring creativity and discovery learning to classrooms.
This spring WILL-TV will host Design Squad Global-an engineering program that connects Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School students in Urbana with students from the Young Palms Club in Nigeria and Lagos.
At WILL-TV, we will air a wide variety of Black History Month programing ranging from seasonal series like Mercy Street to entertainment honors like the Smokey Robinson special. Be sure to tune in and help us celebrate Black History Month!
“If it is not good enough for my child, then why are we putting any children in those schools?” asks journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones. Though school segregation was outlawed in 1954, many schools remain segregated or have re-segregated today. Fresh Air’s Terry Gross interviewed Nikole Hannah-Jones about 21st century school segregation.
This past weekend, the movie Hidden Figures debuted at the number one spot. This movie highlights the untold story of three African- American women who worked for NASA and the major role each played in the space missions of the late 1960’s. PBS Learning Media has a vast amount of educational resources that can be used to enhance your understanding of the missions and explorations highlighted in this film as well as share the story of a few female African- American scientists and engineers who work for NASA today.
It is not uncommon to make new year’s resolutions focusing on how we can better ourselves. Instead of focusing on ourselves this year, let’s focus on how we can teach our students to think of others for 2017. PBS Learning Media has content that focuses on making resolutions that not only improve oneself, but also helps others.
There are many factors that play into a student’s academic success. One thing that has been linked to student academic success is how well teacher’s unions and the district administration are able to work together. Rutgers University's Saul Rubinstein and John McCarthy conducted a study on how working together improves student achievement. When some people from Illinois begin to talk about school districts and labor unions; the name Patrick Dolan comes to the forefront of these discussions. Mr. Dolan recently passed away and NPR Illinois reflected on his work.