Daily News

7/31/2013

7/31/2013
Citizen Schools
Boston, Mass.
7/31/2013
The American K12 school system is in a state of crisis. When compared to other industrialized nations, our children average lower in language skills, mathematics, and science in a world market that has become dependent on those skills. Cash-strapped schools are unable to hire enough qualified instructors to provide traditional public education. MOOCs can help turn this Titanic around.
7/31/2013
Every teacher strives for the best academic results for pupils in their care, so they can reach their potential and contribute fully to society. Yet some teachers are concerned that the drive for academic attainment is often at the detriment of a balanced and rounded curriculum, accessible to all, and one which prepares pupils to be socially and emotionally resilient.

7/30/2013

7/30/2013
In a recent public presentation made in conjunction with a leading industry conference, Hames challenged key stakeholders to communicate, involve, and challenge each other to build something better.
7/30/2013
The TeacherLists.com concept is simple: teachers, school staff members and parent volunteers can use the service to post their school supply and teacher wish lists. Then, with a click, they can broadcast the list on their school or teacher website, print the list for sharing with parents, or post the list to any of more than 300 social media sites.
7/30/2013
National support for program students is provided by Southwest Airlines, official airline sponsor of CHCI’s Leadership Programs, and Macy’s, the official wardrobe sponsor of R2L NextGen, which provided $250 gift cards to each student prior to their arrival in Washington, D.C.
7/30/2013
Effective July 2013, AcademyOne will continue to maintain, host and provide system enhancements to the PA TRAC portal, Pennsylvania's statewide transfer and articulation web destination. Ongoing training and support will be provided to the 37 participating institutions.
7/30/2013
About 200 charter schools are seeking an injunction that would prevent the Arizona Department of Education from recouping more than $5 million in classroom-site funds that state officials say it overpaid the schools.
7/30/2013
In declining the job, Osborne cited "a developing family issue," concerns about moving his family from the East Coast and a desire to finish what he had started at his district in New Jersey, school board president says.
7/30/2013
Bridgeport's embattled school superintendent, Paul Vallas, will get to stay on the job this fall as the Connecticut Supreme Court considers his case.
7/30/2013
Richard S. Dunlap Jr., a longtime high school principal and brawny Marine veteran, has been named superintendent of the Upper Darby School District.
7/30/2013
For five schools in Pinellas County facing restructuring for chronic low performance, hiring and keeping good teachers is a never-ending battle.
7/30/2013
Students with disabilities who play organized sports outside of school will be able to skip gym class under a new state law.
7/30/2013
Students nationwide are gearing up for year two of the school lunch overhaul required by the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.
7/30/2013
Jefferson County Public Schools is revisiting its decade-long ban on using cell phones in classrooms — bowing to lobbying from principals who believe the phones can improve learning.

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