Honeywell and NASA's hip-hop physics education program, FMA Live! Forces in Motion, is making its way to New Jersey's middle schools this spring. The show is an interactive, traveling hip-hop concert that uses music videos and interactive scientific demonstrations to teach and inspire students to pursue careers in STEM.
Gaps in wealth, not in education, between black and white families may be the most powerful force locking Americans into their social class. Black Americans with college degrees have less in savings and other assets than white Americans who dropped out of high school.
Pointing to increased high school graduation rates, President Barack Obama said he hopes that Republican lawmakers focus on educating every child and not shifting money away from needy districts. He's also calling for a focus on low-performing schools, annual assessments and investments in special education and English-language learners.
The Missouri district's school board has picked Sean Alan Smith, now superintendent in the Archie School District. He will succeed Blaine Henningsen, who has announced plans to retire after seven years with the district.
District officials are asking the Alabama attorney general for an opinion as to whether the Hoover school board has to release individual employees' payroll records when salary schedules are available and employees object.
A national group that promotes tax-funded, privately operated charter schools, gave Ohio low marks for its state laws and policies allowing the growth of the alternative public schools. Center for Education Reform's report ranked Ohio 28 out of the 42 states and District of Columbia that allow charter schools.
Brooklyn’s once-proud Boys & Girls High School is in bad shape with an under 40 percent graduation rate. To counter Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desire to take over the Bedford-Stuyvesant school, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has chosen to use it to show that the city can fix its troubles without the state takeover Cuomo wants for many schools.
Under a new partnership, when teachers deliver a STAR assessment from Renaissance Learning, results will directly link to a large collection of skill-aligned resources from OpenEd.
A proposed Maine bill would allow school districts to lower the mandatory attendance age from 7 to 5. It gives schools the power to step in on behalf of its youngest students before a truancy pattern develops. But for it to be effective, schools have to collect and monitor real-time data on attendance, so they can identify at-risk students and respond quickly.
A plan by Boston public schools to cut cafeteria costs by reducing the variety and number of offerings is raising concerns among some parents and food service employees. The changes, scheduled to begin next month, affect more than 40 schools with on-site kitchens.
The Kansas Senate voted to replace the existing school funding formula with block grants for the next two years while lawmakers craft a new method for funding schools. The bill is likely to face a challenge in the courts from plaintiffs challenging the adequacy and equality of school funding.
If everybody in state and local government sat down with everyone who cares about education and said, "Let's make the messiest, most fractured way to change how we educate our children," it would look like what's happening now.
State lawmakers are attempting to address the inequity, but there may not be enough money in the state’s checkbook to cover any viable solution.
Stone County School District partnered with PresenceLearning to provide students with online access to an additional fully certified Master’s level speech-language professional.
If the linkage can be established between a student’s civil right to a free and appropriate education, their attempt to enter a charter school and subsequent denial of same because of an existing law (the charter school cap), then the aforementioned barristers will have created the potential for a landmark case, comparable to any in the annals of education law in Massachusetts.