Teaching & Learning

1/25/2012

1/25/2012

ASCD released the complete schedule for the association’s 2012 Virtual Conference, which will run concurrent with ASCD’s67th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show March 24–26 in Philadelphia, Pa.

1/25/2012

A unique blend of technology, individual lessons, whole-class presentations, and small group activities, Pitsco Education's new Signature Math engages students and gives them ownership of their learning - all while meeting 100% of Common Core State Standards.

1/25/2012

Learning Enhancement Corporation announced the creation of the BrainWare Safari Brain Awareness Week Grants Program, leading up to the celebration of Brain Awareness Week, March 12-18, 2012. 

1/25/2012

The Aspen (Colo.) School District is considering a new program that would teach students to fly airplanes as part of their math and science curriculum.

1/24/2012

1/24/2012

Most high school students don't spend their time fretting over mortgages, stock prices, or their 401(k) plans, but they are at an age when smaller financial responsibilities start creeping into their lives.

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

One example of schools educating their students about financial literacy is in VA – where learning company Pearson has created a comprehensive set of personal finance materials, aligned to the state’s newly created financial and economic academic standards.

1/23/2012

Raymondville’s graduation rate has climbed from 68% in 2009 to 84% currently, while the annual dropout rate has plummeted to 1.7%, down from 8% in 2008-2009 with the help of SureScore.

1/23/2012

Without approval from the Legislature, Wyoming Department of Education officials have diverted funds intended for specific groups of students and programs to a new teacher professional development program.

1/20/2012

1/20/2012

The Obama administration is creating a manual showing how schools can fight teacher-led cheating on standardized tests, asking educators to help stomp out "testing irregularities."

1/20/2012

The Iowa House Education Committee has unanimously approved a bill banning the use of all nicotine products on school property, amid fears new smokeless and dissolvable tobacco products are easier for students to use. 

1/20/2012

An innovative education model, the career academy aligns high school education with community economic development goals to better prepare students for the 21st-century workforce.

1/20/2012

ePals Corporation and the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation are happy to announce the 15 student winners of their international K12  Invention Challenge.

1/19/2012

1/19/2012

Educating people in science and engineering leads to growth in research and technology that, in turn, leads to jobs in manufacturing the devices that those people invent.

1/19/2012

iParadigms, creators of Turnitin and the leader in originality checking and online grading, announced the release of automated translation technology that enables Turnitin to identify potentially plagiarized content that has been translated.

1/19/2012

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s life has been a case study in the art of the possible, from his humble Harlem roots to N.B.A. fame and through his life after basketball as a historian and scholar. His next endeavor will draw on all of it.

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