Department of Education launches new website for teachers
Posted on Friday, 1/31/2014 4:40 PM
From the implementation of the Common Core State Standards to the adoption of high-tech learning environments, such as the virtual classroom, it's clearly a time of great change in the American education sector. With so much happening in schools across the U.S., it may be hard for some educators to keep up with the latest teaching strategies.
Fortunately for them, the U.S. Department of Education has launched a new online resource to which these professionals can turn. The Progress website is designed to showcase stories from the nation's classrooms. According to the department's blog, visitors to the online resource will find new ideas, teaching practices and more.
The website features a series of blog posts that highlight the educational efforts taking place in schools. For example, one post from Jan. 22, 2014, covered how officials at North Dover Elementary School in Delaware are using student data to raise the bar on instruction at the institution.
Progress doesn't endorse any one approach featured, according to the website's "About Us" page. Still, the information is there for all to see and may yield just the academic advantage educators have been searching for.