June 10-12, 2013
Assemblyman Rocky Chávez was appointed Tuesday to the California Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM). The task force is responsible for recommending a blueprint on how to improve teaching, learning, and equal access to STEM-related courses and careers for students in kindergarten through grade 12.
The Global Impact STEM Academy Board has appointed Carl Berg as the interim director of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics school. Berg, who fills the STEM Academy's first full-time position, served as superintendent at Tolles Career Center, and while superintendent at Miamisburg, he received the Superintendent Outstanding Performance Award in 1999.
The American Association of School Librarians added to its series of Learning4Life publications with the release of “Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners: A Planning Guide for Creating New School Library Concepts.” Written by Margaret (Peg) Sullivan, the book focuses on planning contemporary school library spaces with user-based design strategies.
Promising Practices is a series of six white papers written for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). Topics are: Blended learning; using online learning for credit recovery and at-risk students; socialization in online learning; operations and management; policy and funding; and a parents' guide to online learning.
School superintendents across the nation are bracing for the deep cuts of sequestration, the federal policy consequence for continued Congressional inaction. In a report released today by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), hundreds of districts across the nation provided details describing what the cuts would look like in their district, reporting jobs cut, programs eliminated, and other negative impacts.
Nearly 400 responses from 42 states paint a dreary picture as it relates to the nation’s public schools and the sequester.
Willoughby-Eastlake City School District
An education technology conference this week in Austin, Texas, will clang with bells and whistles as startups eagerly show off their latest wares. But the most influential new product may be the least flashy: a $100 million database built to chart the academic paths of public school students from kindergarten through high school.
I am pretty sure Sugata Mitra isn't hanging out out with the same eight-year-olds I am. In the world Mitra describes, eight-year-olds are self-motivated and self-realized.
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of professional projector solutions, today announced the immediate availability of its new SOLID SHINE™ Series of lamp-free projectors with DIGITAL LINK technology.
Developed in partnership with educators, bioinformaticians, researchers, and science media experts, the eBOL Community Web Portal integrates new digital resources to bridge the biodiversity knowledge gap and advance DNA barcoding as an interdisciplinary teaching and learning tool.
Two bills introduced in the Legislature would give charter schools greater freedom to open and operate in Kansas, where the schools have struggled to find a foothold.
Anchorage schools Superintendent Jim Browder is one of three finalists for the job of superintendent of the Des Moines, Iowa, school district, the Des Moines district announced Saturday.
Gloucester City Schools have expanded their use of ClassLink OnTrack to include Professional Development Services (PDS) after seeing strong results from their first two years of the initiative. ClassLink OnTrack is a powerful online curriculum management solution that provides teachers with easy access to their curriculum, units and lesson plans.