October 27-30, 2013
October 27-30, 2013
School leaders will find out why leading the change demands fundamental shifts in classroom instruction. Leaders also will receive action steps to ensure that each staff member contributes to the success of implementation.
The purpose of the Federal Magnet School Assistance Program is to help school districts increase public school choices for parents and help districts attract a diverse group of students from throughout their communities.
If we all want a thriving, high-quality school system, it makes every bit of sense to bring a successful education model into a district where few, if any, such models exist.
As the government shutdown and the sequester wear on, more young children will be deprived of crucial services that are to help them succeed at school and escape poverty.
Julia Gillard, the former prime minister of Australia, has joined the Washington D.C.-based Brookings Institution as a non-resident senior fellow, where she will work to advance the center's key initiatives on global education, in particular, for girls in developing countries.
The report released Tuesday by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, a conservative think tank, also calls on lawmakers to require that the results of statewide performance evaluations for new teachers be linked back to the programs that trained them.
Held in a brisk October wind, the third annual Graduation Matters Freshmen Rally drew a lineup of speakers ranging from Denise Juneau, the superintendent of the state Office of Public Instruction, to students, a professor and leaders of Missoula County Public Schools.
Advocates for early childhood education, flanked by some of the region’s top law enforcement officials, called for support of early childhood education programs to improve results in school and reduce the number of people in jail.
Turnitin, the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced a new eight-year study analyzing the levels of unoriginal content in student writing among U.S. high schools using Turnitin. The study, which groups schools by state, indicates that schools using Turnitin reduced unoriginal writing by 33 percent over the course of the study’s time span.
David Moody and Rodrigo Farias stood on a scaffold, measuring meticulously, because it all had to fit just right. The two high school seniors had each studied solar panels for more than two years, but this was the first time they’d ever climbed on to a roof to install one.
Oceanographer Robert Ballard announced a $500,000 state grant to extend his online learning project to eight additional public schools. Last year, the General Assembly awarded $500,000 to launch JASON Learning, a nonprofit founded by Ballard that teaches more than 2 million students annually in STEM subjects.
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, congratulates the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for winning the 2013 Broad Prize for Urban Education.
ASCD, the global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, announces 23 face-to-face learning opportunities focused on helping educators align instruction to the new Common Core State Standards.
October 25-28, 2013