Enticed by federal Race to the Top dollars, Massachusetts passed an important education reform law in 2010—but now, with that legislation in place, policymakers seem to lack the appetite for another round of significant change.
A 2011 study, "Understanding and Preventing Violence Directed Against Teachers," reported 80% of about 3,000 K-12 teachers surveyed felt victimized by students, students’ parents or colleagues in the past year.
On Monday Governor Rick Scott delivered a check for $15 million to the cash strapped school district as part of the state’s School Recognition Program which gives financial rewards to schools based on sustained or significantly improved student achievement in reading, mathematics, science, and writing.
The thought is that the city of Memphis will come up with some amount of funding for the consolidated school district once the schools consolidation crosses over into the new fiscal year that starts July 1.
Amid some of the most well-orchestrated and well-attended protests from parents and activists in recent history, the School Reform Commission last week voted to close down nearly two-dozen schools and consolidate a dozen others.
Evaluating teachers on their students’ performance has elicited much public comment of late. In essence, this view assumes that if students aren’t learning, the fault lies squarely with their teachers.
Dr. Nola Wellman was named Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Tuesday night, honored for her constant push to transform instruction to the needs and expectations of students in today's fast-paced, technology-rich environment. The award is presented to a superintendent who recognizes the importance of technology in the teaching and learning process and actively promotes the use of technology throughout the district.