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4/26/2013

4/26/2013

Available this summer for the 2013-2014 school year, the new offering includes Mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) courses that support the instructional shifts required by the adoption of Common Core State Standards, which emphasize an increased focus on problem-solving and analysis.

4/26/2013

New research from the University of Luxembourg shows that there is a direct link between school climate and school violence. Most importantly, the social climate in class and in school is assumed to have a significant effect on the prevalence of violence in schools.

4/26/2013

The district may soon provide a service to allow people to sound the alarm if they witness illegal or inappropriate activity in the school district. Last night the school board unanimously voted to set up an anonymous “fraud hotline” to detect and deter fraudulent activity. The move comes in the wake of a town-wide scandal involving a school insurance broker who bribed the former township mayor.

4/26/2013

Speaking at the monthly Board of Education meeting, Asean Johnson, 9, pointed out that schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett and board President David Vitale both visited the school last week and remarked on how quiet it was, how it had a "well-stocked library" and how "really exceptional" it was. "Why then are you closing Marcus Garvey when it has everything you say it should have?" Asean asked district leaders.

4/26/2013

The myCore™ platform is structured to guide teachers through various stages designed to help them learn essential curriculum development skills while generating units and lessons that maximize student learning.

4/26/2013

Interested educators are encouraged to download the application from the Sony Education Ambassador community website, a free online destination that provides solutions for educators looking to implement technology in the classroom and fosters dialogue about how technology can enhance student learning.

4/26/2013

Three of Philadelphia's most innovative traditional public schools are set to expand, thanks to $6 million in grants from the nonprofit Philadelphia School Partnership. All told, Center City's Science Leadership Academy, Germantown's Hill-Freedman Middle School, and the Navy Yard's Sustainability Workshop are expected to add 1,600 new students over the next three years.

4/25/2013

4/25/2013

This high-stakes testing has enormous implications for teachers and entire school communities as well. Mayor Bloomberg has repeatedly and publicly called for teachers to be evaluated based on these test scores.

4/25/2013

The Virginia CUSD #64 approved bids for the new school construction project and accepted resignations of board members Gary Hish and Lenny Moore as well as elementary teacher Sarah Newman and Jr. High volleyball coach and student council co-sponsor Megan Smith.

4/25/2013

Bismarck Superintendent Tamara Uselman said that though the snow has had an impact, it has not been enough to affect the construction timelines for the three new Bismarck schools.

4/25/2013

For the Challenge, elementary, middle and high school students across the country were tasked with identifying an environmental issue in their schools, communities or the world at large and creating a replicable green solution under the guidance of a teacher or mentor using web-based curriculum tools powered by Discovery Education.

4/25/2013

Sielox Class™ provides critical situational awareness benefits to First Responders, with real-time status updates to aid in response and deployment. First Responders no longer walk blindly into harm’s way, providing for timely accurate decisions.

4/25/2013

Businesses, schools, churches and organizations use One Call Now to quickly send group notifications to thousands of people in minutes. Messages are delivered by phone, text, email and social media, making the service convenient for the people receiving them, too.

4/25/2013

With less than a year left to implement new math requirements as part of CCSS, educators are running out of time to adapt their curriculum to include a stronger focus on fractions.

4/25/2013

The hard truth is that where a child lives often determines K-12 educational opportunity.

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