Seventeen New Jersey schools in low-income areas and with high academic performance or substantial student progress will receive $50,000 federal grants. The federal Title I grants will go to a mix of charter schools, technical schools and traditional public schools.
Ambition should be viewed differently in education than we do in business. If the best teachers always move into administrative positions and away from the classroom, their expertise and drive goes with them. The business-ification of education is causing us to forget the harm of our career decisions on our field's focus: students.
The New York City Education Department has a pattern of discrediting and punishing victims of sexual assault, particularly if they are black and poor, according to two complaints filed in recent days with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
The 4K UHD DLP ultra short throw laser projector displays a 100-inch image on a wall or screen from just two inches away. Optoma ZU510T WUGXA DLP laser projector also features 5,500 lumens and includes a fixed lens with horizontal and vertical lens shift.
As part of sweeping construction in the district, East Aurora school board members have approved building a new stadium. the district expects the new stadium to cost more than $6.6 million.
The Boston School Committee adopted a new water safety policy amid concerns over lead content. The updated policy will mandate annual testing of all active drinking water sources in district schools and could speed efforts to return students to drinking tap water instead of using water coolers.
Arkansas Connections Academy, the state's second virtual school, is scheduled to hold classes for the first time this fall. It will begin as a K9 school, and add the other high school grades one per year.
Indianapolis Public Schools officials have chosen Schoology's learning management system for more than 26,000 students among the 60 schools within its district.
The Washington Township School Board approved two referendums that, if passed by voters, would allow the district to add an elementary school, make renovations and hire staff to ease crowding. The two referendums would generate $185 million for renovations and construction and $6.5 million to pay current and any additional staff.
As lawmakers have debated a $617-million rescue plan for Detroit Public Schools, one sticking point has fueled controversy: Whether the city needs a commission to provide academic oversight of the district's schools and charter schools.
The biggest threat facing education today is inequality of opportunity, not school segregation. Closing the opportunity gap requires smart investments in technology to deliver cost-effective educational services to students in rural and city schools, and strategic partnerships with social entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations.
EarMaster is a new app for iPad that offers thousands of exercises for all levels that will train users to sight-read and sight-sing music; recognize intervals, chords, scales and melodies by ear; increase their rhythm and pitch precision; and more.
Recent events have produced sharp contrasts in how school resource officers—cops in the schools—are viewed locally, and their use in St. Paul and Minneapolis is now up for debate. If there is agreement, it’s this: A resource officer should be more mentor, less enforcer, in dealings with students.
If we are going to train, motivate, inspire and recruit the next generation of leaders, workers and outdoor enthusiasts and continue to honor our natural heritage as both an economic engine and living treasure, then a solid foundation in outdoor and natural resource education is vital.
Gov. Sam Brownback ordered Kansas lawmakers back to Topeka on June 23 for a special session on school finance. The Kansas governor appeared to support a $38 million solution to the problem that threatens to close the state’s schools in July—a position that may provide a path to compromise.