Teaching & Learning

3/12/2012

3/12/2012

The word "choice" in education is traditionally associated with private schools, home schooling or other alternatives to the public school system, but the Washington County School District is pursuing its own version of choice starting next school year.

3/12/2012

Students eating in Cobb County school cafeterias next year will see healthier meal options, but at a higher cost.

3/12/2012

Tens of thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and disability advocates hope that a new Education Department report detailing the practice of "seclusion and restraint" will spur federal action to end it.

3/9/2012

3/9/2012

More than 1 million online flashcards, many with images and audio, are created every week on StudyBlue, and that number nearly doubles during peak exam times. 

3/9/2012

Lexia Learning Systems has announced a contract extension agreement with Davenport (Iowa) Community Schools to expand use of Lexia Reading to 20 elementary schools district-wide. 

3/9/2012

The Oregon Board of Education will continue to take steps toward adopting rules that could ban Native American mascots from schools across the state.

3/9/2012

Louisiana State Senator Karen Carter Peterson pre-filed Senate Bill 374 (PDF), to repeal the state’s ill-advised Science Education Act of 2008.

3/9/2012

Several Ridge (New Haven, Conn.) Road School parents asked the Board of Education to restore seven special education-related positions that were cut from the 2012-13 budget.

3/8/2012

3/8/2012

PresenceLearning has partnered with Go Solutions Group, Inc. to help facilitate access to its services for districts with under-served populations and help schools easily recoup costs of online speech-language pathology services for Medicaid-eligible students. 

3/8/2012

A new math assessment tool developed by esteemed math educator Marilyn Burns, now available free to all teachers, not only cares about the answers students give, but also how they figured them out.

3/8/2012

Lesley University, which has been preparing teachers for over 100 years, has developed a degree program to help educators whose classrooms present complex learning challenges.

3/8/2012

Declining property taxes contributed to a $1.3 billion statewide cut to education last year, Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s first year in office.

3/8/2012

The Utah Legislature has passed a controversial bill mandating an abstinence-only sex education curriculum for Utah public schools or allows schools to drop the subject altogether.

3/8/2012

Some students with disabilities in Wisconsin next school year could attend a private or a public school outside their home district with the help of a taxpayer-funded subsidy, under a bill being debated by the state Assembly late Tuesday.

3/8/2012

In January Michigan senate Democrats unveiled a proposal that would send all Michigan-educated high schoolers to a state university for free.

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