“I don’t think it will work”. was neatly printed across the answer box, under the word, hypothesis. I looked up from her worksheet, bent my eyebrows into a question mark and punctuated it with a “huh?” The student shrugged a … Continued
You get what you measure. When schools measure their success by the answers on test results, the importance of other factors, like physical, social, and emotional health can be left out of the equation. … Continued
Every year our schools test students. And every year these tests show that students in Baltimore City Public Schools perform far below state averages on all subjects. If we want better results, we need to invert the equation. Students should … Continued
How Students Can Improve Their Health And Learning. Our schools constantly test our students to measure their achievement. But if we want to improve student achievement, it’s time for students to test their schools. Are classrooms too hot … Continued
NPR story on lead in schools.
Experiment You engages students in solving problems that matter to them.
Improving school environments requires insistence and verification that changes are implemented at schools. Students can provide this verification through STEM or science projects benchmarking the health and environmental conditions at their school.
Tricia Sheehan, Mom’s Clean Air Force Eastern Field Director, tells the Maryland Department of the Environment how her children have suffered from air pollution and urged the department to make emission limits more stringent than those they have proposed.