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1/21/2015

1/21/2015

Transitioning back to an inquiry-based approach to instruction requires students to take a more active role and asks teachers to step back into a supportive position. It can be a tough transition for many students and their teachers, but turning to the school librarian for support could make the transition a little easier.

1/21/2015

From designing more creative and flexible science classrooms to developing community service projects that engage girls in STEM, this year’s National Science Teachers Association conference in March is all about K12 students connecting learning to the real world.

1/21/2015

A state senator wants to make it easier for Minnesota school districts to raise property taxes for maintenance funding. Senator Kevin Dahle proposes letting districts raise property taxes on residents without a public vote. Twenty-five districts already have that ability.

1/21/2015

Student-centered CIOs must now focus more on the user experience, data security and mobile learning than on just keeping networks and machines functioning.

1/21/2015

Fifty percent of students who graduated from Boston public high schools in 2007 and enrolled in college had earned a degree or another kind of post-secondary credential within six years versus 42 percent of charter school graduates, according to a new Boston Opportunity Agenda report.

1/21/2015

A new study of a large urban Kentucky school district showed that all students who attended schools with high suspension rates suffered declining academic achievement.

1/21/2015

The Mobile County school board will consider a revision to its tobacco use policy that would include electronic cigarettes on the list of tobacco products prohibited on school grounds.

1/21/2015

Students, administrators, teachers and parents weighed in on a bill that would give three medium sized school districts the opportunity to build a high school of their own. A proposed bill in Montana would allow voters in certain medium-sized school districts to create their own high school.

1/21/2015

Maryland should recruit successful charter schools to the state and consider granting them greater autonomy and control over teacher contracts, according to a new study by the Abell Foundation.

1/21/2015

A series of bills would give the Mississippi Department of Education new tools to investigate and punish cheating in public schools and make their parent districts responsible for the costs incurred as a result.

1/21/2015

The Department of Energy will provide a $25 million grant over the next five years to support cybersecurity education. The new grant will support the creation of a new cybersecurity consortium consisting of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, two national labs, and a K12 school district — Charleston County schools in South Carolina.

1/21/2015

A new introductory model has been added to Casio America, Inc.'s portfolio of projector offerings. The EcoLite XJ-V1 projector provides a 30 percent increase in LED light output, offering a greater increase in color spectrum.

1/20/2015

1/20/2015

Nevada education officials released a list of 78 underperforming schools, representing more than 10 percent of Nevada’s 724 public schools. The new list includes all one-star, priority and focus schools in the state.

1/20/2015

ClassDojo, a teaching aid platform designed for use in schools, updated its core offering to provide a specifically tailored view for teachers, students and parents. On the teacher’s side of things, the app allows for feedback to be given directly from any student or parent profile.

1/20/2015

With an overemphasis on testing students and the state and federal "command and control" mentality, we are on a road that will lead to a hard crash — we are paving the road just as we drive on it. We have no say about the road conditions, how fast we must move or what our destination is. When we do crash, what will happen to our children?

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