Regardless of one's opinion about gambling, the fact remains that poor families make up a disproportionate number of lottery players while most honor roll students come from middle income families and up.
Michael Dardaris, the principal of the new tech-focused early college high school that will open this fall at Jansen Avenue School, says he's excited about the program, which will help prepare 50 local students in ninth grade through the second year of college for high-skill jobs.
Now, with all of the resources available, not having your curriculum accessible by internet is quite unfathomable. After establishing your crisis-proof curriculum, you may even use your crisis management plan to develop a few summer break lectures and drills to reduce slippage in core subjects.
In 2008, the Wichita board voted to invest $10 million to start a tech ed magnet school and $7 million toward high school tech ed projects. The tab has far exceeded the $1 million-per-school allocation and likely the $10 million as well, calling into question whether the separate magnet school will be built.
New York City educators and business leaders agree that the development of a skilled workforce teeming with bright, tech-savvy young people is essential if our city is to continue to prosper and be great. Several large employers are investing in a new approach to public education to prepare students for careers.
In the past few years, the movement to add art to the traditional emphasis on STEM in K-18 education has burgeoned across the nation, i.e. STEM + art = STEAM. It is time for us to make entrepreneurship part of the K-18 education, i.e. Entrepreneurship + STEAM = ESTEAM.
Under the theory that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Albuquerque’s charter school movement should feel complimented that the state’s largest school district is considering creating magnet middle schools that mirror some of its success stories.
Technologists should be encouraged to think creatively about solutions that can be adapted for the classroom-and not to automatically buy solutions offered up by companies pitching schools with their products, says Mark Samberg of Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
The Board of Education of Township High School District 214, the state's second largest high school district, has appointed Dan Weidner as the district administrator for career and technical education.
Extron introduced Global Configurator Professional, a new configuration software for control systems and applications that range in scope from single projector classrooms to large, elaborate control system designs.
Visual communications technology manufacturer InFocus Corporation launched its latest low-cost line of projectors, the IN120a series with 3 models, which can display content without being hooked up to a computer.
zSpace, Inc. and Los Altos School District announced a pilot program in STEM education that will bring immersive 3D learning stations to students in third through eighth grade. The students will learn about earth, space, physical and life sciences.