Teaching & Learning

2/7/2012

2/7/2012

As Delaware County's (Pa.) financially troubled Chester Upland School District struggles to stay afloat, officials there say they are paying millions more than they should on special-education students who attend charter schools.

2/7/2012

MindConnex Learning, an award-winning global provider of digital learning solutions for the educational sector, has launched Hamlet, the fourth title in its popular flagship Shakespeare In Bits series.

2/7/2012

School Improvement Network has just added a series of online PD videos to PD 360 that deal with the issue of equity in our schools featuring expert Jamie Almanzan.

2/6/2012

2/6/2012

DreamBox Learning announced the launch of DreamBox Learning Math, a major expansion of its rigorous, award-winning online K-3 mathematics curricula.

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer and Chair Andrew Liveris on Thursday took part in an online conference and discussion on the future of science education in America.

2/3/2012

Vernier Software & Technology has developed new lab equipment and sensor technology for use in the science classroom, including the Projectile Launcher and Polarizer/Analyzer Set, which help students investigate physics concepts.

2/3/2012

Cerebellum Corporation has released the Daily Planet: Sports & Recreation Series for grades 9-12.

2/2/2012

2/2/2012

Humansville R-VI School District in Missouri is experiencing an explosion in student achievement with student math proficiency scores increasing from a 26.9 percent proficiency rate to 40.1 percent with the help of PD 360.

2/2/2012

New York City public advocate Bill De Blasio is planning to introduce a task force to reform career and technical education in high schools. His six-point plan includes new legislation to make sure job trends and CTE programs match up, and a scholarship fund to help students earn industry certification upon graduation.

2/2/2012

Olympic gold-medal gymnast Shawn Johnson and Rep. Bruce Braley recently introduced the Shawn Johnson Fitness for Life Act in Iowa. The bill aims to improve PE programs and get students excited about exercise by using technology such as heart monitors and computerized fitness programs.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president
2/2/2012

Jill Duffy of PCMag.com may have said it best: "Apple brings a spotlight with it everywhere it goes, and people pay attention to anything caught in its glow."

Rumors of the new and improved iBooks application began swirling weeks before Apple's anticipated announcement on Jan. 19, but perhaps no one was expecting the tidal wave of media coverage that proclaimed the company's venture into the textbook industry to be the Holy Grail of K12 learning. After all, iPads are hardly new, nor are their netbook predecessors or online learning material, for that matter.

2/2/2012

In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every application: States did not do enough to ensure schools would be held accountable for the performance of all students.

2/2/2012

The Mercer County school district has three years to improve the way it identifies and educates those learning English as a second language under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

2/2/2012

If the results of the most recent international achievement tests were graded on a curve, U.S. students probably would rank somewhere in the B range. They placed 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in mathematics among 70 countries whose 15-year-olds participated in the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing, the latest figures available.

2/1/2012

2/1/2012

Tommy Mallon brought a crowd with him on his most recent trip back to his alma mater, Santa Fe Christian High School here.

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