Barkley sees results with new math model in classrooms

First-graders work on problem solving skills during Math Workshop If Mia has four books, Gabby has two books and James has six books, how many books do they have altogether? That question is an example of one of the many math problems first-graders at Barkley Elementary School work to answer during their daily math workshop. …

Tecler receives $1,000 from Walmart’s ‘Miles for Education’

William B. Tecler Arts in Education Magnet School recently received a $1,000 donation as part of Walmart’s “Safe Miles for Education” initiative. Representatives from Walmart presented school leaders with a check on Thursday, Dec. 1. According to Walmart, private fleet truck drivers for the popular retailer are among the safest drivers in the country, and …

New ‘buddy benches’ at Tecler promote friendship, inclusion

Making friends can be hard, but school leaders are hoping two new “Buddy Benches” at Tecler Elementary School can help eliminate loneliness and foster friendships on the playground. A gift from Tecler’s 2015-16 graduating class, made possible through the support of Home Depot, the benches are quick and easy ways for students to see who …

New Reading Labs allow students to work one-on-one with teachers

New “Reading Labs” at Lynch Literacy Academy are providing students in grades 6-8 with the opportunity to read independently and conference one-on-one with their reading teacher every day for 40 minutes. These labs, formerly known as Academic Intervention Services (AIS) Reading, provide students with additional support to meet their needs as readers. “We know the …

Rams Read campaign to boost literacy launches across GASD

The Greater Amsterdam School District has launched its campaign to help students of all ages read at grade level. The campaign, named “Rams Read,” calls for students and their families to reserve at least 30 minutes every night for reading. “As a community, we need to encourage and support the importance of literacy,” Superintendent Dr. …

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