Daily News

6/25/2013

6/25/2013
After an extensive search which included more than 45 candidates, the Orange City School District has hired Dr. Edwin S. Holland as its new superintendent.
6/25/2013
It wasn't so long ago that David Hutchinson spent a month sleeping under a bridge while his wife and young daughter spent their nights at a domestic violence shelter. But this wasn't a case of domestic violence. The couple simply had no choice.

6/24/2013

6/24/2013
Through its CGI Commitment to Action, Kids Read Now has committed to helping stop the summer slide with an expansion of its summer program focused on first through third graders.
6/24/2013
Insight Education Group, K-12 education’s partner in connecting teacher effectiveness and the Common Core, is thrilled to announce its flagship Common Core solution, myCore, which offers teachers on-demand support in creating rigorous, engaging, standards-aligned lessons.
6/24/2013
Many Common Core States Have Yet to Define a Common Core-worthy Diploma,” found that of the 45 states that have voluntarily adopted Common Core, only 11 have aligned their graduation requirements in mathematics with those standards.
6/24/2013
School supply lists have been a staple of the back-to-school experience for millions of families for decades, and Mead® and Five Star® notebooks and accessories have been on those lists as brands teachers trust and recommend for just as long. Now – through the new TeacherLists.com service – those lists are easier for teachers to post and share and easier for parents to find.
6/24/2013
The U.S. education system is slipping behind other nations, and the widening achievement gap between rich and poor students is threatening the country's global competitiveness, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations.
6/24/2013
Peer mediation is used at Ypsilanti High School (Ypsilanti, Mich.) as a prevention tactic to stop conflicts before they get too serious. The "conflict-resolution room" is quiet and sparse — just a small couch, some chairs and a plant. For decoration there are a few homemade posters with drawings of shooting stars and signs with slogans like "Together we can!" and "Think before you speak."
6/24/2013
The Blind Brook-Rye public school district, just outside New York City, seems to have it all: state-of-the-art classrooms, high test scores and an enviable record of sending graduates to college, including many in the Ivy League. What it hasn't always had in recent years is enough students. So the district is recruiting from neighboring districts whose families are willing to pay tuition of more than $20,000 a year to have their children attend a public school.
6/24/2013
Bethlehem (Pa.) Area School District officials are disappointed that a city charter school is relocating into a special tax district aimed at boosting the economic redevelopment on former Bethlehem Steel land, and officials don't want the money the Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority receives through a special tax deal going toward building the new school.
6/24/2013
After four years of cuts in the Bethel School District, things are looking up for students and teachers in the upcoming school year. Thanks in large part to 10 unpaid days that teachers agreed to last month, the west Eugene school district expects to avoid laying off any teachers or other staff members for the first time in four years.
6/24/2013
The residents and redevelopers of East Baltimore agree that the $42 million school taking shape on 7 acres along Ashland Avenue symbolizes hope for the community, but they disagree about which children should be able to attend the much-heralded new school.
6/24/2013
In Maryland, a group of students ponder which depiction of the Nativity shows true beauty: A 14th-century Giotto, a 16th-century Barocci or a 20th-century William Congdon. The students attend just one of several hundred “classical” schools around the country—institutions designed to reflect the history of Western civilization, rather than the latest classroom trends.
6/24/2013
The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved plans for up to 100 students in Claiborne Parish to attend school in Junction City, Ark. State aid of up to $700,000 will be routed through a charter school in Delhi, La.
6/24/2013
In his first speech dedicated to education, Mayor Vince Gray refrained from laying out any dramatic new proposals, instead highlighting the city's recent successes in public education and stressing the need for continuity.

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