The most impressive performance of Shanghai's students is actually not on the tasks that ask them to simply reproduce what they have learned, but on tasks where they need to extrapolate from what they know and apply their knowledge creatively in novel situations.
The leaders of a financially struggling school district in southwestern Indiana have decided to shut down both the high school and elementary school in a small town amid declining enrollment and revenue.
Faced with mounting evidence that get-tough policies in schools are leading to arrest records, low academic achievement and high dropout rates that especially affect minority students, cities and school districts around the country are rethinking their approach to minor offenses.
U.S. students continue to perform poorly on international tests, with 15-year-olds scoring in the middle of the global pack on the latest math, reading and science tests administered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
AdvanTE3C Americas will leverage the comprehensive suite of UTC Building & Industrial Systems technologies, including elevator, escalator, heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), building automation and control, access control, video surveillance, energy analysis, and fire detection, alarm and suppression to unlock energy and operational efficiencies for customers.
The report, released on October 28, 2013 at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium in Orlando, Florida, looks at the changing landscape of online learning and finds that more than 75% of districts now offer some blended learning options as an alternative to fully virtual or traditional brick and mortar schools.
In broadcast, BL Snow Day helps local TV stations generate and broadcast real-time critical school closures and bus cancellations or delays due to inclement weather on any platform, including digital signage, web and mobile.
This partnership will produce resources supporting effective leadership practice in pre-K to grade 3 (PK-3), including integrating blended learning and technology in the early years, and creating professional development to build the capacity of principals leading schools that serve children from age three to grade three.
San Francisco middle schools are in the midst of spending the largest gift ever given to the district. In October, Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff gave $2.7 million to the San Francisco USD, with the only requirement being that the money goes toward “innovation.” About half of it will be used to beef up the district's technology infrastructure. The rest will be given in the form of $100,000 grants to middle school principals.
A recent NEA analysis revealed, and a report by AASA confirms, that the impact of the austerity approach falls unevenly, harming schools that rely more on federal funding for education, including students most in need of extra attention.
Contrary to what you might read, education reformers are not all wealthy philanthropists. They are not pushing a corporate agenda to dismantle public education. They do not want to turn students and teachers into test-obsessed automatons. They are not anti-teacher.