Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:36pm
Preschoolers may not be getting enough exercise while attending preschool, according to a new study. Instead of participating in physical activities for the recommended 120 minutes per day, children were receiving just 48 minutes a day to run and play during preschool hours.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:10am
Erin MacGregor, Plymouth Canton Community Schools assistant superintendent of teaching and learning, has been offered the superintendent’s job at Howell Public Schools. MacGregor has served the Plymouth-Canton district for 15 years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:03am
Nell K. Duke and Scholastic debuted Information in Action, a new professional development tool that guides teachers to use project-based instruction to help students become better readers and writers of informational text.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:57am
The West Virginia county's board of education chose Bondy Shay Gibson as the new superintendent. In Henrico County, she was the deputy superintendent.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:54am
After serving Visalia USD for eight years, current Redwood High School Principal Fernie Marroquin will next year transition into a superintendent position at Tulare's Oak Valley Union Elementary School District. Kerry Beauchaine, the current superintendent, is retiring after this school year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:48am
Sunburst Digital, Inc. and Parlor Labs partnered bring Ponder, a browser add-on and iOS app used to create micro-responses and annotations. Teachers and students are using Ponder to manage open-ended, self-directed learning across the internet, PDFs and videos.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:23am
The Louisiana Senate approved a bill that would bar public and charter schools from suspending or expelling elementary school students for violating school uniform rules.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:10am
After analyzing feedback from parents and others, the controversial new standardized test in Illinois will be streamlined to be shorter and easier to take next year. The two testing windows will be combined into one in addition to a reduction in the total test time.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:58pm
Changing the state education funding formula to reflect more up-to-date special education enrollment numbers and costs would help relieve pressures on school budgets and provide school districts more flexibility in meeting student needs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:45pm
With tougher emissions standards looming and the constant pressure to save money, propane has become increasingly attractive as an alternative to traditional fossil fuels for some vehicles. Of the top 25 school bus markets, 19 have propane-fueled vehicles in their fleets.