Articles: DA Archive

7/1/2010

1848

Discovery of gold kicks off California Gold Rush.

1850

United States admits California as the 31st state.

1852

California legislature creates state board of education.

7/1/2010

In a first-of-its-kind move, three school districts in Illinois have bonded together to be in the business of wind power. Their joint project not only could benefit the environment but could save millions of dollars.

7/1/2010

The best place to raise a child in Arkansas, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, is Springdale, a bustling community with a strong agrarian heritage in the northwest corner of the state. The headquarters of massive corporations such as Tyson Foods, Wal-Mart and J.B.

7/1/2010

A new informal federal survey has found that for many districts, budget cuts have had a profound effect on school safety and security measures.

7/1/2010

Imagine online learning communities. Personal learning networks. An Internet device for every teacher and student. Ubiquitous access to the Web.

7/1/2010

A weak economy paired with a national push to improve reading and math as well as other core subjects has left an important skill behind in K12 classrooms—digital media literacy.

7/1/2010

A small pilot study to test the effectiveness of a new type of virtual learning that some K12 districts are using has found that student motivation is the best indicator of success.

7/1/2010

According to a new report from Blackboard Inc.

6/1/2010

As I've edited this publication over the last several years, the line between what is deemed the responsibility of parents to teach their children, and what educators are expected to teach students in nontraditional areas of learning seems to be getting fuzzier all the ti

6/1/2010

With oil continuing to spill into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon drilling explosion and experts scrambling to discover the elusive solution that will halt the unceasing flow of pollutants, it's time to begin grappling with the necessary question that legisl

6/1/2010

Q: Your role as national PTA president is slightly different from previous presidents.

6/1/2010

Since 1999, Scott County Schools in Kentucky has been a leader in digital storytelling thanks to its director of technology, Jeanne Biddle, who with the district's previous tech coordinator, Leslie Flanders, launched a tool to help teachers improve the writing skills of t

6/1/2010

1830:

The first common, or public, schools open in St. Augustine and Tallahassee.

1869:

The legislature establishes a state board of education.

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