More stringent passing requirements for standardized tests have Tri-Cities education officials worried schools with traditionally high marks will soon be considered failing, while also trying to plan for the fallout from parents.
The Phoenix Union High School District hired Quintin Boyce to perform the typical duties of a principal, such as supervising teachers, overseeing school policies and analyzing test scores. But he spends the bulk of his attention this time of year on one thing: increasing the student population, which means more state money for the school.
This April marks the 30th anniversary of “A Nation at Risk,” the controversial Reagan-era report from the National Commission on Excellence in Education, that laid out the dire conditions of the U.S. public education system and called for government reform.
In his ongoing effort to make New York City a technological powerhouse, Mayor Michael Bloomberg today revealed the 20 middle and high schools selected for the city’s new Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program.
Through the relationship, Premier will work with CCI to bring early reading intervention and prevention programs to market. The exclusive distribution partnership could develop into a more comprehensive relationship that would include content collaboration for new products.
Edgenuity’s summer school program includes 185 courses in core curriculum, credit recovery and electives, as well as state-certified online teaching services, all available with flexible and attractive pricing.
This month's New Products column features NaviGate Prepared, a web-based security system by Lauren Innovations, which was adapted for schools and gives first responders access to critical information such as maps, floor plans, emergency protocols, call lists and real-time video into a situation wherever there are cameras.
MultiTouch Ltd., the world leader of interactive display systems, today debuts its new product, MultiTaction Codice. Personalized for each user in the form of a 2D barcode, Codice allows all digital signage, and other interactive display users, to send content directly to their emails just by using their personal ‘Codice’ marker.
In the 21st-century classroom, K12 students are no longer practicing math equations at the chalkboard. Instead, math instruction has evolved into online and software-based programs that make learning interactive, challenging, and fun. The following math software programs do just that, as well as adapt to a student’s individual needs and skill level and provide much-needed information to teachers and parents.
At the moment, I’m wondering about the futures of my teen-aged children. It’s not that they’re not smart enough or hard-working enough, or don’t have the personalities to be successful in a career. It’s more about if those careers will still be around in the long-term, and whether or not my children can deal with the consequences if they’re not.
The Partnership for the Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SMARTER Balanced) are developing the next generation of assessment tools in line with Common Core. And both consortia are developing online assessments that will replace traditional paper tests.
Texas Instruments (TI), the most trusted brand in graphing calculator technology, “took a major step forward in our mission to improve student understanding and achievement in mathematics” with the release of two new innovative apps: TI-Nspire™ App for iPad and TI-Nspire™ CAS App for iPad, said Melendy Lovett, president of Texas Instruments Education Technology.
The webcast coincides with the publication of David Baldacci’s new book for young readers, “The 39 Clues®: Cahills vs. Vespers: Day of Doom,” the latest title in the bestselling and educational Scholastic series, The 39 Clues®.
One of the most expensive and contentious elections in the country this year will now be receiving continuous news coverage, thanks to a new section of LA School Report, a news site that focuses on Los Angeles public schools.