States Fail to Meet Disaster-Preparedness Standards

Published on Aug. 29 – State EdWatch Blog/Education Week


A new report by Save the Children raises concerns that many institutions in the United States entrusted to protect children are not fully prepared to do so. More than half the states, and the District of Columbia, do not meet at least one of the four disaster-preparedness standards, according to the report.


Recess Makes Return to Chicago Schools

Published on Aug. 23 – Schooled in Sports Blog/Education Week


Recess will resume in Chicago schools, as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for longer school days. There’s also growing evidence that links physical activity with academic success.

‘Coaches Challenge’ Aims to Recruit 10,000 New Mentors

Published on Aug. 10 – Schooled in Sports Blog/Education Week


Every year since 2008, head football coaches from select universities in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa have competed to see who can recruit the most new mentors. Kansas has one every year since the wager began, bringing in thousands of new mentors to be role models for area youth.

Arm Wrestling for STEM

Published on Aug. 8, 2012 – Curriculum Matters Blog/Education Week


A group of women in Durham, D.C., the League of Upper Extremity Wrestling Women of Durham, hosts fundraising events—mainly arm wrestling events—as a way to boost STEM interest among girls. Of course, if arm wrestling isn’t your thing, the European Commission took on a different approach by making STEM more feminine in the hopes to turn girls onto STEM.