A steep increase in the price of a lifesaving injection device for allergies has parents worried they won’t be able to afford the drug for children heading back to school.
Larry Hawkins became the first person ever appointed to a second term as superintendent at Oklahoma School for the Deaf (OSD) this year after retiring in August 2011 as superintendent of both OSD and the Oklahoma School for the Blind.
The state's schools had 135 bomb scares last year, the most of any state in the country. Violent or disruptive threats are increasing nationwide, according to police, school employees, security consultants and others, blamed sometimes on local students and sometimes on outsiders seeking to cause disruptions or a big emergency response.
A panel of city leaders predicted that Newark would get back governance of its school system for the 2017-18 academic year if it maintains its recent progress in academics, personnel and other areas. The long-troubled district has been under state control for 21 years.
Publisher of Singapore Math, Marshall Cavendish, announced a new print-format math workbook series for back-to-school. The series helps K5 students build “fact fluency” in math, as they learn to master and understand essential math facts.
As kids head back to school this year, some parents are celebrating a victory in the battle to improve their children’s education. It isn’t better textbooks or an improved curriculum or even better teachers. It’s more recess.
A federal judge has barred the Ferguson-Florissant School District from conducting school board elections, ruling that the current political process is stacked against African-American voters.
California has been working to develop a smarter accountability system. The new system would judge schools the way we judge students, on a “dashboard” that gives parents information on how each school is doing on eight state priorities. Unfortunately, the federal government is demanding that California continue to rank schools with a single standard.
The Blended & Personalized Learning Practices at Work project is a new collection of resources designed for educators and school designers who are implementing blended and personalized learning in their classrooms. It offers a free, open and shareable bank of practical teaching and learning strategies.
With the Performance Matters Platform, Richardson ISD will be able to access educator growth solutions for evaluation and professional development, and student assessment tools in one online platform. The district will implement the platform in all 54 campuses over the course of the school year.
The fight against the governor’s Opportunity School District is missing some notable warriors: local school superintendents. Rather than rail against the inevitable, many superintendents may feel their time is better spent fortifying their own struggling schools to prevent takeover.
Tenure laws that provide job security for 277,000 California schoolteachers were preserved when a divided state Supreme Court rejected a challenge by opponents who said the laws shielded incompetent instructors and harmed low-income and minority students.
The new professional development program for teachers, Edmodo Envoys, is designed to help teachers find and network with one another at the local level and support each others’ professional development efforts. Edmodo Envoys participate by hosting a TeachUp in their local area, with support and promotion from Edmodo.
Parents and children crowded into a Miami elementary school cafeteria to get new school uniforms — ones with long pants and long-sleeved shirts intended to protect against the spread of Zika. Florida Department of Health officials also handed out insect repellent and information on how to prevent mosquito bites.
In schools across America, the operating system inside its computers is once again changing. Whereas Microsoft played the role of disruptor the first time around, in this chapter, Google is disrupting Microsoft and threatening to drive it out of most U.S. K–12 schools. But we've seen this before.