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4/30/2013

4/30/2013

These books—organized by how they help educators transform teaching and learning—offer readers the opportunity to dive deep into the hottest topics in education, including using data to focus improvement, project-based learning, child development, and neurodiversity.

4/30/2013

eInstruction’s newest clicker is lightweight, compact, and designed to fit comfortably in a student’s hand for extended periods of time. It is equipped with a long-life lithium battery and works in a common RF environment with Pulse and Spark.

4/30/2013

After successfully implementing the Fast ForWord® program at the middle school level for more than three years, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas has expanded its implementation to include all elementary schools as well. This year, the district rolled out the Fast ForWord online reading intervention to 15 elementary schools.

4/30/2013

With the Excellent Educators for New Jersey (EE4NJ) framework, the state of New Jersey is working to improve teacher quality and student outcomes using a new system for educator evaluations. The evaluation system, which must be implemented in all districts in 2013-14, is composed of equal parts teacher practice and direct measures of student achievement.

4/30/2013

Franklin High parent Lisa Zuniga has a request for Portland Public Schools officials as they move through their budget and staffing process: Provide the number of teachers necessary to offer a full schedule for every student.

4/30/2013

Students learn the basics of cooking and nutrition before moving on to more complex culinary feats and the management process of costing out meals, restaurant-style, to determine their price points.

4/30/2013

A diocese in Ohio is under siege — receiving numerous threatening calls as well as heated online criticism — and a veteran teacher is out of a job because of publicly revealing a lesbian relationship in violation of the Catholic school’s morality code.

4/30/2013

The school system is poised to end the year down about 150 students compared to last year, continuing a gradual decline in enrollments.

4/30/2013

With the Shelby County Board of Education last week approving a $6.5 million bid for construction of the Helena High School athletic complex, Mayor Mark Hall is ready to see the city's funding and dedication pay off.

4/30/2013

A set of grants from JPMorgan Chase will boost community services at three Detroit public schools in an effort to make them more vital neighborhood hubs, district and state officials announced Monday.

4/30/2013

Almost half a century after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed racial discrimination in schools and other public places, black and white students in Georgia's rural Wilcox County danced together for the first time at prom over the weekend.

4/29/2013

4/29/2013

Blackboard Inc. has unveiled a new release of its flagship learning management system (LMS) that includes a tool to help instructors identify and engage at-risk students based on course activity patterns that correlate with student success. The feature makes it easier for instructors with limited time to find effective ways to improve student retention and outcomes.

4/29/2013

With the increased influence of popular culture, the report also finds that students are increasingly choosing books with lower text complexity, a concern for many educators.

4/29/2013

Presented by Arizona State University, the Clayton Christensen Institute and GSV Advisors, the award was given at the 2013 Education Innovation Summit in Scottsdale, AZ.

4/29/2013

The six-hour institutes are designed to meet the needs of teachers from a wide variety of grade levels and STEM disciplines, including physics, chemistry, biology, environmental/Earth science, middle school science education, and more.

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