Daily News

5/2/2013

5/2/2013
To prepare for a projected 18 percent enrollment growth by 2020, the Sequoia Union High School District will explore expanding campuses and changing attendance boundaries.
5/2/2013
We do everything possible to encourage college attendance. In the 2011-12 academic year, for example, one program alone—the federal Pell Grant program, intended to help low- and moderate-income students finance college—cost taxpayers $34.5 billion, about half the entire U.S. Department of Education budget.
5/2/2013
The ACLU Wednesday filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of eighth-grader Bayli Silberstein who's been blocked for months from starting a Gay-Straight Alliance at Carver Middle School in Leesburg.
5/2/2013
A legislative plan that would “pause” Indiana’s adoption of a national set of reading and math education standards has the backing of Republican Gov. Mike Pence, although many questions surround what that step would mean for the state’s classrooms.
5/2/2013
Every second wasted is a missed opportunity to improve the life of a local child, said Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools.
5/2/2013
They may have answered more questions right than they did last year, but the state has changed scoring standards, and many may have found that their rating dropped from "advanced" to "proficient," or "proficient" to "basic."
5/2/2013
Public School 244, in the Flushing section of Queens, has been serving tofu wraps and vegetarian chili since going all-veggie earlier this year, schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said during a lunchtime visit.
5/2/2013

The Common Core’s honeymoon phase is over, and now a growing backlash is emerging as parents, educators and political figures cite concerns ranging from rigor to privacy issues.

5/2/2013
While there has been widespread resistance to the idea, which some have called a punitive oversimplification of a school’s quality, the LePage administration has billed the grades as a simple and accessible way to reward high-performing schools and help educators and communities rally around the rest. Maine is the 14th state in the nation, along with New York City, to implement a school grading system.
5/2/2013
Officials intend to use the money for a variety of facility improvements over the next five years including paving driveways and parking lots, painting and installing air conditioning at Center Elementary School.
5/2/2013
In less than three hours, the state School Building Authority had approved the building of four new schools, construction of five new additions and renovations to five more school buildings with the distribution of about $48 million in state grant money.
5/2/2013
Young adults who are failing in inner city schools consequently lack the skills necessary to compete in the workforce and create a drag on the Commonwealth’s economy. This is something the business community should not only pay attention to but also fear.

5/1/2013

5/1/2013
Explore the experiences of a learning coach in a cyber charter school, or review distance education success factors. The iNACOL K12 Online and Blended Learning Research Database Project was created to be a central location for references to the growing body of research in the field of K12 online and blended learning. 
5/1/2013
Karen Ann Tate, a former executive at two software companies and a former strategic consultant, along with Caitha Calvello Ambler, the Priory dean of middle school who also has taught at the private school and in the Vallejo (Calif.) School District, have been appointed to the Portola Valley (Calif.) School District board to replace board members who resigned this month.
5/1/2013
After an extensive search and interview process, Michelle Ament has been hired as the district’s director of technology and learning. This is a new position that was created as part of the restructuring of the district’s technology team, which resulted in a savings of about $300,000 in the technology staffing budget.

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