In Gilbert, Arizona, Benjamin Franklin Charter School offers a family-friendly learning environment where students both work hard and play hard. While some schools are zooming in on a particular focus like STEM or fine arts, Benjamin Franklin Charter School is zooming out to enjoy the big picture. The school’s mission is to […]See More
August 17, 2019
The Madonna Learning Center in Germantown celebrated a monumental anniversary Friday. It's now been 50 years since the school opened, and for decades it's been a place for children and young adults with special needs to learn and grow. The Madonna Learning Center began in 1969 and it all stemmed from one man who was advocating for his son.Read Article
August 21, 2019
Dr. Wyayn Rasmussen lights up when you ask her about her job. "My job is pretty exciting," she says. Rasmussen is the Executive Director at the Academy of Whole Learning, which is a nonprofit organization that works with kids on the autism spectrum or with individual learning needs. They have a flagship school in Minnetonka, which has a licensed teacher and a registered behavior therapist in each classroom.Read Article
August 20, 2019
A College of DuPage student and his brother developed an innovative learning device for elementary kids and students with disabilities who struggle with classroom transitions. The Lumino Visual Timer was created by Parker and Keaton Duwelius of Naperville, and is designed to display the passage of time through visual and vibration feedback.Read Article
August 30, 2019
Wanda Baker is starting her 30th year as a Guilford County Schools Bus Driver. “I just can't let go,” said Baker, who says she does it for the school kids. “Every time my kids get off the bus, ‘it's have a good day’ because I want them to have a good day.” Generations of kids have stepped on her bus for a ride to school and many lessons on life. “All it takes is patience and understanding. That’s all it takes,” Baker said.Read Article
August 7, 2019
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts announces the four Palm Beach County public elementary schools that have been selected to participate in its 2019-2020 Disney Musicals in Schools program. The program is an outreach initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Group to create sustainable theater programs in under-resourced elementary schools.Read Article
August 21, 2019
"With the pre-K, K, and one, I'm just trying to get them used to public speaking, saying their name, colors, singing songs, speaking in front of each other," said Joyce Van Loan, the school's debate teacher.Read Article
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