ASD Reading is a research-based method for teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to read, write and comprehend. The program, which had previously been in beta, has now been made available to everyone at www.ASDReading.com.
Punishment does not work best with challenging students with stresses and emotional issues that many of us cannot begin to understand. They need extra support. Extra counselors, tutors to help them catch up with their school work and coaching to develop ways to cope with their personal challenges have been shown to make a difference.
After years of failure, Brighton School District 27J passed a $248 million bond question that will help build four new schools and address more than $20 million worth of overdue maintenance projects needed in the overcrowded, unfunded district.
With its prime location near Silicon Valley, Fremont has become the fourth largest city in its area in California. It's also become a victim of its own success as schools have struggled to keep pace with the influx of new students. That means 2,040 of the 35,000 children in the Fremont USD can't go to the school closest to home because it is at capacity.
Following complaints and outrage about $71 million in grants for Ohio charter schools, the U.S. Department of Education has instructed the state that it gets to keep the money—$32.6 million the first year followed by subsequent awards in years following—but it can’t use it right away. And, the federal department will be watching.
The Conroe ISD is moving ahead on new school construction projects now that voters have approved a $487 million bond proposal during the elections. The district expects to spend $141.5 million on its first project, a new high school in time for the 2018-19 school year.
Hobsons has launched a new digital course designed to help high school students develop critical skills necessary for entry-level jobs and prepare for the ACT WorkKeys.
Fifteen Chicago public high schools were less than one-third filled by the 20th day of classes this year while nearly three dozen high schools were less than half full. Most of those buildings are able to hold more than 1,000 students. The dramatically underenrolled high schools represent a costly real estate problem for Chicago Public Schools.
By all means, we need to find ways to better serve disruptive students, who are often dealing with horrendous situations at home. But the bulk of the attention can't go just to the toughest cases. Low-income children who are ready to learn, follow the rules and work hard deserve resources and opportunities to flourish.
The cost of new curriculum adoptions for the Lawrence school district can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars for textbooks. Next semester, the Kansas school district will pilot a new approach: using a combination of free, openly licensed educational resources instead.
Mississippi voters rejected any change to the state constitution to bolster public school funding, defeating Initiative 42. Voters sided with Republican leaders who opposed judicial oversight of legislative spending decisions.
The school funding formula is outdated, underestimating the true cost of education by more than $1 billion annually. That's a major imbalance, resulting in school budget cuts, stagnant achievement gaps and growing social inequality. A proposed formula would more accurately reflect the costs of special education, school employee health insurance and English language learner programs.
The Texas district has partnered to integrate more than 360,000 digital resources from Knovation’s content collection into Houston ISD's comprehensive digital initiative, PowerUp. The initiative will initially roll out in the district's high schools, but will eventually reach all 283 schools.
Of the more than 700 school districts in the state, 420 have been granted waivers to delay implementation of New York's controversial new teacher and principal evaluation system—which relies more heavily on standardized tests—for another year. There are also 106 waiver applications still pending.
The 2007 Great Recession hit Arizona’s K12 education budget hard. And that cut arts education. Many school districts attempted to fill the gap by asking their communities to pass budget overrides and bonds to save programs such as arts education, physical education and even some language programs.