Living in Amarillo is great. How would you like to open your home and invite a student to join you in your family in this great city. SHARE! is a program in Amarillo that will pair you up with a student who wants to come to the United States and Amarillo to spend a year here attending our local schools.
How would you like to do something amazing for a student from another country. How would you like to learn about a new cultural without even having to leave home? The SHARE! High School Exchange program is looking for host families.
Teen truancy is a real problem for a lot of schools, but especially so for the Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati. It only has a 14% graduation rate and has been deemed an “academic emergency” by the state of Ohio.
So the school is trying out a novel approach: it’s paying students to show up and behave themselves.
Back in the day, high school classes would only show “how a bill becomes a law” videos, but Rhett Felix, a teacher at Eureka High school outside of Peoria, Illinois, tried to spice things up a bit. He used clips from Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart‘ to educate his students about current events, but the local school board placed him on paid suspension once word got out.
In an effort to accommodate students with varying levels of advancement and in reaction to state budgetary cuts, at least 30 states in the US now let elementary and high school students take all their courses online.
According to Evergreen Education Group, a consulting firm that works with online schools, an estimated 250,000 students nationwide are enrolled in full-time virtual schools, a 40 perc