News Update

Shift to anonymous apps creates new school challenges

Garnering the most concern in many districts is Yik Yak

Lessons from the Atlanta cheating scandal

Staff-led cheating on standardized tests has been documented in 40 states and the District of Columbia

Can analytics predict the best teachers?

Programs designed to gauge impact teacher candidates will have on student test scores

Pride, history boost African-American achievement

Oakland USD's Office of African American Male Achievement develops sense of pride and identity in black male student community

Hairy hugs alleviate pain in schools

From shootings to tornadoes, canines provide comfort to students

Some schools increase pay for high-quality subs

Tennessee's Knox County Public Schools offering incentives

Schools define college and career readiness

Meaning of 'college and career ready' differs across nation's districts

School advertising goes digital

Digital billboards that resemble large touch-screen tablets placed in schools in two Arizona districts

After iPad fiasco, LAUSD will provide computers as-needed

District plans to provide computers to students as needed for instruction or testing

Students will dance, act and design with core arts standards

Updated National Core Arts Standards add media arts such as animation, film, gaming and computer design