Domestic Violence: How Does It Affect Schools, Students, and Teachers?

Did you know that it’s estimated that 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence every year?  According to Futures Without Violence, “15.5 million U.S. children live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year.” Domestic violence shelters house many children who are in serious danger of witnessing

By |2022-10-28T17:00:38-04:00October 28th, 2022|Government, Instruction|1 Comment

Podcast Episode 39: “Teaching The Whole Child: A Look at the Montessori Method” With Guest Debe Terhar

What is the true purpose of education? A look at the Montessori Method may give us a hint. Today, Melvin’s guest on The State of Education, Debe Terhar, shares about the holistic nature of education—and each child’s need to be taught that every facet of their life matters. As a mother, the former Ohio

By |2022-10-27T09:43:38-04:00October 27th, 2022|Government, Instruction, Podcast Episodes|0 Comments

Student Test Scores Hit Record Lows After The Pandemic

Student test scores experienced the largest-ever decline in math along with alarmingly low levels in reading, according to a recent study released by the U.S. Department of Education. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, provided the most in-depth look so far into how students fared after the

By |2022-10-25T15:16:46-04:00October 25th, 2022|Instruction, News|0 Comments

The History of Special Education

Raising a child with special education needs is both challenging and rewarding. Each child is unique and requires an individualized strategy to help them succeed in a cookie-cutter educational climate. America’s history with special education is relatively short, but our country has come a long way in this area.  Today, there are more students

By |2023-01-17T09:01:56-05:00October 22nd, 2022|Government, Instruction|0 Comments

Podcast Ep. 37 “Big Challenges In Small Places: Helping Rural Communities Rebuild After COVID” With Guest Bill Outlaw

How do you rebuild after something so life-changing as the COVID-19 pandemic? Schools everywhere are struggling after COVID, some more than others and each with their own struggles. Rural school districts have completely different needs than suburban or city districts. Bill Outlaw, school board member in Nottoway county, VA, shares about the needs and

By |2022-10-12T13:57:57-04:00October 12th, 2022|Facilities, Government, Instruction, Podcast Episodes|0 Comments
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