Pennsylvania schools that adopted solar power say their arrays are performing as expected, in some cases generating 100 percent of building electricity. In the Bethlehem Area School District, five of 22 schools have solar panels.
We have known for years that too many children lack competencies fundamental to their school success. This unfortunately happens because of things they don’t learn by age 5—most notably in the areas of spoken language and literacy, self-regulation, social-emotional competence and early math.
Ability grouping and its close cousin, tracking, in which children take different classes based on their proficiency levels, fell out of favor in the late 1980s and the 1990s as critics charged that they perpetuated inequality by trapping poor and minority students in low-level groups.
When Alissa Parker first heard there was a shooting at her 6-year-old daughter’s school, she immediately thought of the building’s security weaknesses and wished she’d spoken up. “Knowing the location of where Emilie’s classroom was, if anyone gained access to that building, I knew that my child was very vulnerable,” she said.
The Arkansas State Board of Education will discuss School Choice, a law passed this session allowing a certain number of students each year to transfer to any school. The Public School Choice Act of 2013, or School Choice, allows parents to decide where their kids should go to school, regardless of district boundaries.
Five years into the second phase of its mission to overhaul America’s public schools, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is moving to work more closely with teachers, generating interest but also wariness because of past hostilities.
Many in Inglewood thought the city's struggling school district had been handed a lifeline last year when the state Department of Education took the reins, hiring new leaders and infusing the school system with $55 million in emergency loans.
In April, some 1.2 million New York students took their first Common Core State Standards tests, which are supposed to assess their knowledge and thinking. The first wave of exams was so overwhelming that some parents refused to let their children take the test.
ION Media Networks’ flagship network, ION Television, has continued its steady rise in the ratings, today announcing a year-to-year increase in Q1 2013 in both households (up 3% to 824,000) and total viewers (1,051,000 vs. 1,015,000) during prime viewing hours.
Read&Write 11 Gold is an easy-to-use customizable toolbar that integrates with common Windows applications and provides users of all ages and abilities, especially those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities, and English Language Learners, with the support tools they need to be confident, independent learners.