News Update

Defying national trend, Minnesota increases gifted programs

In 2004, only two districts had full-time gifted programs; today, 15 districts offer these services

More states allowing armed school staff

There were 28 shootings in K12 schools and 16 on college campuses between December 2012 and February 2014

Games students play in NYC

Quest to Learn schools are organized around games and connected learning

Transforming schools in just two hours

School Makeover brings corporations and large organizations in to refresh buildings

Lasers, electronics and robotics energize STEAM Carnival

Traveling high-tech fair is meant to demonstrate the fun side of engineering

Austin expands single-gender school choices

Boys will get more competitive, fast-paced activities; girls school will focus on more collaborative learning

Schools coping with Common Core turbulence

Fordham Institute offers lessons to district leaders as they continue to implement standards

Teacher’s start-up fills digital literacy gap for students with autism

Autism Expressed was developed by a high school special education teacher in Philadelphia

International students boost U.S. enrollment

Latest SAT overhaul aligns with Common Core

Revised exam will be more closely tied to high school curriculum