Teaching & Learning

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

If an out-of-control national debt weren’t reason enough to worry about America’s global competitiveness, here’s another.

12/12/2011

12/12/2011

Tempers flared at a Wellesley School Committee meeting last week as some residents spoke of collapsing confidence in the public schools, while others called for patience as the district searches for a new superintendent.

12/12/2011

Ocean Springs School District (Miss.) has created an effective professional development program with the help of School Improvement Network. Since PD360 was implemented, engagement rates have shot up, with the vast majority of teachers in the district beginning to actively participate in professional development.

12/9/2011

12/9/2011

Brookes Publishing Co.’s TPRI, an early reading assessment designed to identify the reading development of students in K-3, has earned the highest rating, Convincing Evidence, for Classification Accuracy on the National Center for Response to Intervention's 2011 Screening Tools Chart.

12/9/2011

In the struggle against widespread obesity that begins in early childhood, new research indicates that schools may be the best place to start a solution.

12/8/2011

12/8/2011

In the art room at P.S. 188 in Bayside, Queens, a group of 9-year-olds was busily putting the finishing touches on an enormous poster for the fourth-grade play. Its topic: saving the Earth.

12/8/2011

A report released Wednesday by the Southern Regional Education Board urges West Virginia and other southern states to make immediate changes to improve student achievement in grades six through eight.

12/8/2011

Chicago Public Schools finally showed some real progress in reading on national test results released Wednesday, but only compared to how its students fared at least seven years ago.

12/7/2011

12/7/2011

Tiny Fennville, Mich., is getting ready to host a basketball game for the first time since 16-year-old Wes Leonard made a game-winning shot then collapsed seconds later.

12/7/2011

Eight vacant schools where investigators found evidence of drug use and vandalism pose a threat to public safety, and at least one should be demolished immediately because of severe structural issues, city Controller Alan Butkovitz said Tuesday.

12/7/2011

Six Red Marbles’ online interactive programs Waza, a multisensory math readiness adventure, and Cabanga, a celebrity agent role-playing game for middle school math, have each won the EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award for Academic Gaming Solution.

12/6/2011

12/6/2011

McGraw-Hill Education’s Networks, a groundbreaking multimedia social studies learning program that brings history to life for middle and high school students, will be launched at the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference.

12/6/2011

Florida Virtual School will host WorldFest 2011 – a free, large-scale, interactive virtual event that celebrates and shares diverse cultures and traditions – Dec. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

12/6/2011

ASCD announces two free professional development opportunities among a series of pre-conference institutes leading up to the 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Philadelphia, Pa., March 24–26.

12/6/2011

The District has won a significant battle in its 16-year war to lift a federal court injunction for failing to make tuition payments for special education students.

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