Scores of Highland Park residents and union supporters came out Monday night to the auditorium at Bartle Elementary to protest layoffs of nine staff members at Highland Park's schools, including two top union officials.
Where do we go from here? That's the question Philadelphia schools Superintendent William Hite put before the packed crowd gathered at district headquarters Monday night for a School Reform Commission meeting on strategy, policy and priorities.
ReadWorks is a nonprofit service that has cataloged hundreds of lesson plans and more than a thousand nonfiction reading passages aligned to Common Core standards. Recently, ReadWorks added a new batch of science passages with accompanying question sets to use in elementary and middle school.
A new proposal would allow the district to enter into contracts with colleges and universities to manage schools within the district, essentially giving them the role of superintendent and asking them to oversee everything from the budget to day-to-day operations.
Many teachers who are new tablet users fall into similar patterns of searching for and selecting educational apps for their students, such as choosing a brand that is familiar. Common patterns such as this one tend to be the least effective.
Astronaut gear made by high school students in a NASA program will be sent up to the International Space Station in June. It will be the first student project to be sent to the station during the program’s 10 years of operation.