From a guide to the Galapagos to the nervous system guide and lesson plans for laptop learning, The National Science Teachers Association has suggestions for interactive resources and online learning tools.
iCreate has launched the myCreate iPad app based on stop-action movie animation software on which students can edit videos. Also, check out new products from Bretford, Mimio, Grammaropolis, Casio, ODYSSEYWARE, Classlink, Samsung, Smart School Systems, and Panasonic.
A plethora of online tools and instructional materials is becoming available to help educators meet Common Core standards, making for some overwhelming options for teachers and students. More than seven in 10 educators search for instructional resources at least several times a week, but only one in four educators describes his or her searches as “usually successful,” according to a July survey report.
As Common Core implementation begins, education publishers are creating products that align with the standards and take advantage of technology that elicits student engagement. These products offer transformation beyond the regular curriculum to personalized learning, with content that adapts in real time to individual learners.
Linda S. Lane will retain her position as superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools for another three years. The district's Board of Directors this month entered into a new three-year agreement with Lane, effective through June 2016.
The city's School Committee has awarded an unprecedented five-year contract to incoming school superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless. By a 6-1 vote, with Daniel C. Elias opposed, the school board on Wednesday agreed to the long-term deal -- with a starting annual salary of $157,000 -- because it felt McCandless has shown he will be committed to the local school system. Traditionally, the city school board has hired superintendents three years at a time.
A new study suggests that states have not seen the academic boost they expected from introducing Algebra 1 to a broader range of students in middle school. This practice has been widely embraced in Georgia under the assumption that Algebra 1 in middle school better readies students for the more rigorous math now being taught in high school.
A bipartisan group of state House lawmakers is backing an ambitious bill to improve school safety in North Carolina. House Bill 452 would spend $34 million over the next two years to improve emergency planning, crisis response and prevention in schools around the state.
A New Hampshire school district has banned dodgeball and other "human target" activities over concerns about violence and bullying. The school board in Windham voted 4-1 last week to remove the game and nine others from the district's curriculum.
On a day when Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the time for negotiations on school closings was over, the Chicago Teachers Union led hundreds of supporters in a highly orchestrated downtown rally and march as part of its continuing efforts to derail the district's plan to shut 53 elementary schools.
It’s amazing how education reform was suddenly transformed into the Democrats’ key domestic policy issue. Consider the Democratic strategy for urban education in America so far: Dump millions and billions of our tax dollars down the ratholes of failing school districts in the name of saving our children, a tactic which has consistently failed for two generations.
English as a Second Language programs have historically focused on Spanish-speaking students, but the ESL map is undergoing a dramatic transformation that is challenging K12 schools to cope with a burgeoning number of different native languages—more than 100 in some locations—as new immigrants arrive in districts across the country.
There were three samurai swords, with blades 13 inches, 21 inches and 28 inches long. There were hundreds of rounds of ammunition. There were targets, a bayonet, knives, pictures of a bloodied body wrapped in plastic, and guns. Lots of guns. And there were plans to buy more.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican, has proposed increasing the state’s education budget by $187 million. While most Republican-led states have focused on vouchers and charter schools, Iowa has no private school voucher program and has only three charter schools in the entire state.
Public and private school principals could designate teachers and other school employees who would carry concealed weapons on campus at all times in an effort to make schools safer, under legislation that won approval Wednesday from a Florida House committee.