October 27-30, 2013
October 27-30, 2013
October 15-17, 2013
From deep breathing exercises to flexible schedules and even recess at the high school level, schools are instituting programs to help students better handle their stressful lives.
In a report issued Monday, Legal Aid of North Carolina blasted the disciplinary system in the Wake County Public School System, calling it a "school-to-prison pipeline."
Parents in some rural Alabama counties are asking a federal court to block a new state law that gives tax breaks to families who transfer out of failing schools. They argue that their children aren't getting a fair shot at a quality education.
The Evanston school superintendent who resigned unexpectedly last week after 13 years on the job will be paid severance of $175,000, school officials said.
A state law requiring suicide awareness training in Ohio schools for the first time this year could help stem the tide of a “silent epidemic” that took her son’s life, state Rep. Marlene Anielski says.
Only 13 schools in Metro Detroit — and 78 statewide — earned the highest rating possible on the state’s new reporting system for school performance, according to data from the state’s new accountability system for public schools.
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Research conducted by a scientist at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine found that 3D computer modeling can complement the study of biological systems for many species, particularly in situations where students don't have access to donor animal bodies.
Greenwich (Conn.) Public Schools appointed Phillip H. Dunn director of digital learning and technology. Dunn will be responsible for the direction, definition, and management of digital and learning information technology services throughout the district and its offices and will establish strategic plans and standards for digital learning and information services.
Several teachers in the Cotter (Ark.) Public School District spent a week learning how to better integrate technology in their classrooms, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools program.
Orange County, Fla., school students have new safety measures protecting them. A device will track every child boarding a bus by having them swipe their school-issued ID card.
The issue of where public school systems should be going with education technology is a hot topic these days. While the outcome for school systems is hard to predict, there are real-world lessons for school officials and public education funding bodies.