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1/16/2014

1/16/2014

Reaction among educators to Gov. Chris Christie’s call for a longer school day and year was mixed Tuesday, with some citing research linking more class time to higher achievement, while others saying the quality of instruction, and not the quantity, is paramount.

1/16/2014

Superintendent Michael Buoniconti estimates the shorter week could save about $400,000 annually, much of it in transportation costs. A bus ride to school can take longer than an hour.

1/16/2014

The frigid days of earlier this month demonstrated the need for schools to close when roads are icy and temperatures are dangerously low, but does education have to stop?

1/16/2014

There’s room for informed debate on pedagogy, developmentally appropriate objectives, and other inside baseball, but the political aspect of it is a bit perplexing.

1/16/2014

The four items on the list are proposed locker rooms below the gym area that have access directly outside to the stadium, a bleacher area at one end of the basketball court in the new gym, a fitness area for cardio equipment and two classrooms.

1/16/2014

Teaching teens to see through pro-tobacco messages in the media may be better at preventing youth smoking than just saying no, according to new research.

1/16/2014

In a separate statement all three county executives also argued that starting to revitalize schools in those areas will benefit the largest percentage of public school students.

1/15/2014

1/15/2014

In his book Drive, Daniel Pink writes that mastery is the desire to get better and better at something that matters. Ultimately, to pursue mastery, classrooms need to focus on five "musts"—and technology supports them all.

1/15/2014

As the School District of Philadelphia prepares for a public strategy meeting on the topic of universal enrollment, I am hopeful that the District will recognize that exploring universal enrollment is simply continuing down the path of misguided and experimental "reform" efforts with no basis in improving education for all of Philadelphia’s children.

1/15/2014

Most children and teenagers in the U.S. go to schools that have partnerships with food and drink companies, according to a new study.

1/15/2014

Cumberland County Schools leaders say they will work to develop a policy about how to accommodate students who identify as the opposite gender after parents say they were unaware that a first-grade student at Fayetteville's Howard Hall Elementary School started dressing and behaving in a manner commonly associated with girls.

1/15/2014

The Pennsylvania House on Monday approved legislation requiring the state to create a searchable online database of the revenue and expenses of school districts and charter schools.

1/15/2014

A state consultant on Monday unveiled its vision of a Kansas City public school system where independent schools, as long as they excelled, would control their classrooms and their money.

1/15/2014

Two new research articles covering the topics of public school district social media policies and the correlation between librarian staffing levels and student learning are now available online as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research.

1/15/2014

When residents of Macomb County, Mich., tune into Pandora internet radio, they may be surprised to hear ads selling something quite different from landscaping, new cars or home repair services.

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