Industry News

2/14/2014

2/14/2014

Chancellor Carmen Farina clarified that a big part of the decision to keep schools open comes down to the fact that if schools are closed, many children don't eat.

2/14/2014

In a complaint filed with the Employment Relations Board, the Portland Public Schools’ legal counsel argues one of the union’s justifications for a strike is class size, which is not on the list of issues that are grounds for a legal strike.

2/14/2014

The College Board released its annual report on AP exam participation and performance, noting that a vast majority of AP Computer Science test-takers in 2013 were white males.

2/14/2014

William R. Hite Jr., the superintendent of one of the nation’s poorest cities, is known as a man who prefers collaboration to confrontation, but he has spent the academic year taking no prisoners.

2/14/2014

Xavier De La Torre has been selected as the remaining candidate for superintendent of El Paso’s Ysleta ISD, which has 45,000 students in about five dozen schools.

2/14/2014

The agreement establishes Sunburst Digital as the sole supplier in the U.S. of Digital Directions International’s HELP Math, an online math intervention program system.

2/14/2014

ASCD launched three new professional development books and a new ASCD Arias publication for educators.

2/14/2014

Staff Development for Educators (SDE) have developed a seminar based around the framework of mini-lessons to aid teachers with Common Core reading standards and systematically develop students' knowledge through reading.

2/14/2014

The Marquette school board voted unanimously Monday to name Bill Saunders superintendent of Marquette Area Public Schools.

2/14/2014

Financial ed in schools is seen as one way to bring down over time the number of young people entering adulthood saddled with debt. But first we have to bring up the numbers of states and schools that offer or require such coursework.

2/14/2014

Late last year, the state gave school districts the option of granting tax breaks to people who have served in the military. Those breaks are already allowed in county and town taxes.

2/14/2014

The group is supporting a proposal that would prevent children from being disciplined for playing with simulated weapons in school, which includes brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food.

2/13/2014

2/13/2014

The white paper explores the variety of data points educators should collect and analyze, so as to make instructional decisions based on a “360-degree” understanding of the whole child.

2/13/2014

For months, parents, principals and policy makers have lodged the same complaint: The school grading system has become so complex, it is virtually meaningless. Commissioner Pam Stewart unveiled her plans to simplify it.

2/13/2014

The State College Area, Pa. board passed two resolutions at its meeting to move toward a high school project referendum, setting the referendum amount at $85 million and approving the wording of the question that will appear on the ballot.

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