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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NSU’s doctoral program has a concentration in education leadership that focuses on the knowledge, skills and abilities needed by a chief executive officer. It combines senior administrative research with critical and creative thinking that will address educational challenges for today’s superintendent.