Virginia's Superintendent of Public Instruction, Patricia Wright, will retire from that post May 1. Wright, a veteran of the state education department, has been serving as the state's schools chief under three governors.
Cerebellum Corporation has launched a new video streaming website for its line of Standard Deviants educational videos. Now students and educators can use the SD Instant Access digital delivery and playback platform to instantly download or stream 274 Standard Deviants titles.
This year’s Annual CUE Conference, “CUE the Learning”, is taking place March 20–22 in Palm Springs, California. Featuring keynote speakers Sal Khan, LeVar Burton and Dan Meyer, the conference includes over 300 educator-led sessions, speakers and workshops in addition to ed tech resources and products.
The company introduced a new series of power supplies that deliver more DC power to CCTV cameras and other peripheral devices. The new line includes features to speed installation and service calls, as well as increase survivability of system operations when a facility’s AC power is lost.
Minnesota House unanimously approved a $3.5 million measure for the state underwrite the cost of hot lunches for students who are eligible for reduced priced lunch. A provision was also added to forbid schools from stigmatizing or demeaning students who lacked the funds to pay for hot lunches.
When high schools switch to later start times, student health and grades improve, according to a new University of Minnesota study funded by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study also found a link between later times and a reduction in car crashes involving teens.
For now, the SAT and ACT are here to stay. And that's OK, if colleges have the smarts to put them in proper perspective. A better approach is for schools to determine whether higher scores really do predict better success at their institutions and give scores the weight they deserve.
The Orleans Parish School Board's approved a cooperative agreement with the state Recovery School District that would help students with severe disabilities, persistent school absences, prison histories and other issues.
The development boom will lead Jersey City's public school district enrollment to increase by 25 percent by 2017. According to a new study, the enrollment gains will be in grades K through 5. There are also an inadequate number of pre-K centers for the expected increase in families with small children.
Many Portland-area high schools will have to revise their high school schedules for the coming year to comply with a state directive to make every high school class at least 130 hours long. High school credits issued will be considered invalid starting next school year unless they comply with the ruling.
A newly formed teachers and parents group asked the Syracuse school board to ensure that violent or disruptive students are quickly removed from their regular classrooms and transferred to alternative programs.
The primary change made by lawmakers negotiating Senate Bill 229 is intended to clarify language that gun opponents thought would have allowed people to carry guns while on school parking lots or in school buildings.