On March 2, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) awarded Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) its 2010 Award for Excellence in Public Service for her great efforts to champion education technology legislation.
RESIGNED FROM BOARD
Ramon C. Cortines, Los Angeles Unified School District superintendent, has resigned from the board of the Scholastic publishing company. The position was scrutinized, although Cortines states he avoided any conflict of interest.
Educational scholar and former advocate for accountability and testing Diane Ravitch has dramatically changed her stance regarding school reform and is now outspoken and critical about policies such as No Child Left Behind.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign is encouraging schools to improve their nutrition programs and increase time for physical activity in hopes of reversing childhood obesity within one generation.
Don McLeroy, a prominent Republican, lost his seat on the Texas Board of Education to a moderate Republican, Thomas Ratliff. The board has maintained their conservative majority and approved new social studies curriculum standards.