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The school funding formula is outdated, underestimating the true cost of education by more than $1 billion annually.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.
A recent report on the poor quality of e-schools in Ohio raises important questions about their effectiveness. At the same time, the Ohio Department of Education's decision to hold closed-door meetings on how it evaluates sponsors of online schools raises doubts about whether state officials understand just how important it is to make certain that state evaluations of e-schools are credible.
With Participate Learning’s Collections, teachers can collaborate in finding and using the best digital resources within schools, districts and personal learning networks by curating and sharing educational websites, apps and videos.
The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights said that Township High School District 211 violated Title IX when it denied a transgender student full access to the girls' locker room. The decision was the result of a nearly two-year-long investigation into the district's policies.
Three controversial Jefferson County Board of Education members have been recalled. The contentious board came to national attention following a proposal to revise the district's history curriculum that would have promoted the positive aspects of U.S. history and heritage, while avoiding material on civil disorder and social strife.
New product integrations with OverDrive and Mackin Educational Resources will ensure that once users have logged into Follett's Destiny, they can access OverDrive or MackinVIA content without being presented with another separate login prompt from those vendors’ platforms.
After a chemistry teacher’s "rainbow experiment" sparked an explosion and fire injuring several students, Fairfax County Public Schools Superintendent Karen Garzathe has directed the immediate suspension of the use of any and all open flames in all science classrooms until further notice.