Teaching & Learning

3/21/2012

3/21/2012

ASCD will launch a series of six institutes focusing on supporting implementation of the new English language arts standards May 8 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Six institutes will commence on May 15 in Jacksonville, Fla., that focus on the math standards. 

3/21/2012

Nearly 30 years after the landmark education report “A Nation at Risk,” a new report finds that America’s failure to prepare its young people for a globalized world is now so grave that it poses a national security threat.

3/21/2012

Salem's school superintendent says boneless lean beef trimmings, also known as "pink slime," are probably being served in Salem school lunches, but he doesn't think there is any health risk to students.

3/21/2012

New rules now in place in at Georgia high schools will affect every summer football practice.

3/21/2012

A new bill (SB 893) was approved by the Tennessee Senate that will protect teachers who wish to promote "alternate" scientific theories, essentially allowing anti-evolutionists and climate change deniers a voice in the science classroom.

3/20/2012

3/20/2012

To assist states and school districts as they undertake the critical task of developing and launching next-generation educator effectiveness systems, Pearson unveiled a new guide, "Evaluating Teachers and Principals: Developing Fair, Valid, and Reliable Systems."



3/20/2012

Lexia Learning announced that Lexia Reading, one of the nation’s most highly regarded reading software programs, has been endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education. 

3/20/2012

The last straw for 17-year-old Alton Burke was a note left on his door. The high school dropout picked up the phone and re-enrolled at South Hagerstown High.

3/20/2012

As educators, policy makers, and other leaders gathered in Washington on Monday for the Building a Grad Nation Summit, it’s no surprise that one of the first people they heard from was AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson.

3/20/2012

The number of "dropout factory" high schools in the United States is decreasing, according to a report from the Building a Grad Nation Summit being held this week in Washington.

3/20/2012

There are profound and positive changes taking place among Latinos in America today. We represent the fastest-growing and largest minority population in the country. Over the past decade the number of Latinos has increased nearly 50 percent in the United States with one in every four children in America being Latino.

3/19/2012

3/19/2012

Sixth graders at Langston Chapel Middle School in Ga. who used the Fast ForWord family of educational software products achieved substantial gains in reading and language arts on the Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress, according to an independent study.  

3/19/2012

Turnitin has launched a free webcast series to help educators teach students the importance of authentic writing and advance their writing skills. 

3/19/2012

In addition to complete registration opportunities, Follett recently announced it will make available single-day passes for its annual conference March 21-23 in Schaumburg, Ill.

3/19/2012

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — author, ambassador and former Los Angeles Laker superstar — joined Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Sunday in working to score points with Chicago high school students on the importance of learning math and science and preparing for careers outside of sports and entertainment, such as in engineering and technology.

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