March 19-22, 2014
March 19-22, 2014
History teacher David Cutler writes that discussing former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s sexting scandal with seniors in his United States government course made students examine their own use of social media.
As the record number of young adults with autism continues to outpace government resources and employment prospects, Adobe stepped forward this month to support Exceptional Minds, a pioneering digital arts vocational school now preparing individuals with autism for careers in animation, digital graphics, and movie post-production.
The plan to separate non-English-speaking elementary students from others in core classes opens the door to classifying Spanish-speaking pupils as “second-class students” simply because they are not proficient in English.
June 28-July 1, 2014
Twelve public schools in Arizona received a failing grade from the state Department of Education for 2012-13, and several of them have already closed.
A coalition of parents wants the state to force Portland Public Schools to increase high school instructional time and has filed a complaint alleging the district fails to meet minimum requirements for class hours.
There's no doubt Jesus Vargas is a tech savvy teen—he's built his own app. He's a senior at USC Math, Science and Technology High School in the Los Angeles USD—a school that doesn't have the iPads yet. So he was excited to test drive one as he hung out at the after-school program Urban Teens Exploring Technology near USC's campus.
A $1-billion plan to put an iPad into the hands of every Los Angeles student and teacher could prove difficult to sustain financially after about three years, based on figures provided by the L.A. Unified School District.
When children walk into their school building, they may pass through some of the dirtiest air on their travel from home to class.
Forty-eight surveillance cameras costing $120,000 went into service at four Novato, Calif. schools yesterday, a growing trend among schools across the Bay Area. Novato’s superintendent told the Marin Independent Journal that part of the reason for installing the cameras is to secure schools, discourage the damaging of school property, and keep kids safe.
In one poor school district in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, students take classes in a bus garage, using plastic sheeting to keep the diesel fumes at bay. In another, there is no more money to tutor young immigrants struggling to read. And just south of Denver, a district where one in four kindergartners is homeless has cut 10 staff positions and is bracing for another cull.
A new report raises alarms about whether America’s 8-year-olds are prepared for success. Only 36 percent of third-graders in the U.S. score at or above the national average in math, reading, and science, according to the report, which also exposes the income and racial divide in America. White children from higher-income families score significantly higher than other children on these tests.
The winners of the K12 2013 Transformation Award were each selected for a transformative practice that resulted in improving the overall effectiveness, efficiency, and success of online learning, ultimately leading to improved student outcomes.
This release provides end users with the ability to export data from most BusinessPLUS screens directly to Microsoft® Excel. As a result of this new functionality, school administrators can create simple reports by pulling data for easy manipulation and analysis. Like many BusinessPLUS enhancements, this feature is free for all current customers.