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(Updated on 13/06/2016)

Directory :

    "Click a state on the map to find a list of elementary, middle, and secondary schools...
    The registry is organized by state and by grade level.
    The registry also includes sites for charter Schools, virtual schools, school districts, state and regional education organizations, state departments of education, state standards and state administrators."

Information :

  • A US school where most students commute from Mexico - with a video - 4 October 2018
    "Columbus Elementary school in the US state of New Mexico is just like any other – except the majority of its 600 pupils cross an international border every day for class."

  • More US Schools Teaching Skills to Recognize False News - Text + Audio + Pictures + Quiz - 25 September 2018
    "An increasing number of American states are now requiring schools to teach skills for recognizing real and false news."


  • Gates Foundation Announces $92 Million Assistance to Schools - Text + Audio + Quiz - 4 September 2018
    "The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is providing $92 million in assistance in a new effort to help minority and low-income students succeed.
    The assistance will come in the form of grants to 19 school programs across 13 American states."


  • This Florida school is selling bulletproof panels for students' backpacks - 07 November 2017
    "Florida Christian School is selling bulletproof panels that go inside students' backpacks. The head of school security said he has taught teachers how to instruct students to use their backpacks to shield themselves in the event of a school shooting."

  • School makes millions from Snapchat IPO (in California) - 3 March 2017
    "A huge tech initial public offering raises billions. More money for super-rich investors and bankers, right?
    Well that's not the whole story. Not this time..."

  • California Border Schools Celebrate Bilingualism - Text + Audio - 31 January 2017
    "The Chula Vista Elementary School district is California's largest and among its most diverse.
    Sixty-eight percent of students are Hispanic and 35 percent are learning English.
    The school district celebrates bilingualism and the sharing of cultures."

  • Yoga Exercises Added to US School Programs - Text + Audio + Pictures - 17 January 2017
    "Breathing exercises and other elements of yoga are being added to a number of U.S. schools.
    Some schools have even eliminated punishment."

  • American Schools Remain Divided by Race - Text + Audio + Photos - 18 May 2016
    "In 1954, the Supreme Court decided that public schools could not separate students by race.
    The case was known as Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
    Sixty-two years after a U.S. Supreme Court decision banned segregation, American schools remain divided by race."




  • Sudbury Valley School - The cutting edge school for independent children - Individuality and Democracy: A Way of Life
    - with a video
    "At Sudbury Valley School (in  Framingham, MA), students from preschool through high school age explore the world freely, at their own pace and in their own unique ways..." 


    The Sudbury Philosophy (


  • School's cool in the USA
    - Une Présentation PowerPoint pour présenter "the American High school" (présentation des différents lieux, sports, activités, cérémonies...)

    envoyée par Virginie Gosset (Ac. Strasbourg)


  • Texas city revives paddling as it takes a swat at misbehavior - April 16, 2010
    "In an era when students talk back to teachers, skip class and wear ever-more-risque clothing to school, one central Texas city has hit upon a deceptively simple solution: Bring back the paddle...
    Corporal punishment remains legal in 20 states, mostly in the South, but its use is diminishing...
    Rules about paddling vary from district to district, but typically only administrators, not teachers, can mete out the punishment, which is done in private."




  • Guns for Texas school's teachers - 16 August 2008
    "Teachers in one part of the US state of Texas are to be allowed to carry concealed firearms when the new school term opens this month."
  • Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2006 (
    "This report covers topics such as victimization, fights, bullying, disorder, weapons, student perceptions of school safety, teacher injury, and drugs and alcohol. Indicators of crime and safety are compared across different population subgroups and over time..."



INTERACTIVE activities :

  • Schools in America (B1) : "Elizabeth Malkin nous parle du système scolaire américain."
    4 activités texte à trou + audio
  • Education in America - multiple choice exercise (Ac. Caen)


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Videos :

  • The disturbing truth about teaching in America - 7 September 2018
    "'I've had hungry students who couldn't concentrate; I've filed tax returns for kids' parents.
    You're the only adult they trust – the only adult that talks to them like they're a person': a perspective of life as a teacher in two different US states."


  • Parent Trigger: A New Right for the Parents of California
    "The Parent Trigger is a historic new law that gives parents in California the right to transform their child's current or future failing school.
    All parents need to do is organize -- if 51% of them get together and sign an official Parent Trigger petition, they have the power to force the school district to transform the school..."



  • Sudbury Valley School - The cutting edge school for independent children - Individuality and Democracy: A Way of Life
    - with a video
    "At Sudbury Valley School (in  Framingham, MA), students from preschool through high school age explore the world freely,
    at their own pace and in their own unique ways..." 


    See Information

  • President Obama's Message for America's Students
    "The President gives a speech directly to Americas students welcoming them back to school. He emphasizes their hope and potential but makes clear they will need to take responsibility for themselves and their education to reach that potential. September 8, 2009."


    Transcript Of President Obama’s Speech To Students - Back to School Speech
    "I think these passages might be useful a useful addition to a lesson I do on the importance of effort, as opposed to “natural” ability..." (Larry Ferlazzo)

  • "Do You Believe in Me" Speech makes national star of Dallas ISD fifth-grader


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