Polk County launched its first after-school STEM-focused High School High Tech site, joining 39 other sites around the state to help students with disabilities pursue post-secondary education and explore career paths that fit their interests.
The Cleveland district agreed to support two new charter schools. The Lakeshore Intergenerational School will be in partnership with the Breakthrough charter while the Global Ambassadors Leadership Academy would be a city school running Mandarin and Spanish-language immersion programs.
The Maine Charter School Commission voted to reject a Lewiston-Auburn school that would be affiliated with an imam tied to political upheaval in Turkey, but did approve the state’s first Web-based charter school.
An El Paso charter school is in the midst of a 2-year sustainability practice project. As students create and maintain a 1.25-acre community garden and outdoor classroom, teachers are also incorporating the project into their daily curriculum with future plans for green urban planning projects.
While many schools have banned use of personal gadgets in class, others now encourage it. Ads may pop up in the course of those classroom Web activities, or during the social media checking and Web browsing done between classes.
Reading Rainbow (RR) and Kindermusik International (KI) are partnering to combine KI’s research-based musical learning curriculum with RR’s mobile reading service in a digital library available on tablet devices with new digital content.
Allegion PLC announced its 2014 lineup, including training courses, seminars, webinars, trade shows and K12 conference meetings. Two options include the “School Locking Hardware” for administrators and the Power Hour Webinar Series.
EdStart.com announced that it has acquired ExitTicket from Leadership Public Schools, a charter network of four San Francisco Bay urban high schools. The system was designed directly in the classroom to accelerate student performance.
The Alexandria City board plans to approve Dr. Alvin L. Crawley as its new Superintendent of Schools at the March 6 scheduled School Board meeting. Crawley was named interim superintendent in October 2013.
At its core, the Keystone Exams and the underlying Common Core curriculum are not just about public school students' academic achievement. The forces behind the push are as much economic as they are educational.
According to a recent San Francisco State University study, Individualized Education Plan goals written with the support of Goalbook contained two and a half times more information for planning and measuring a student’s success.