Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:06am
NewSchools Venture Fund has launched NewSchools Ignite, an education technology accelerator that will support entrepreneurs tackling gaps in K12 education technology. Its first initiative will be focused on science and engineering technologies and digital tools that enhance science learning.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:51pm
If kids ask you why they have to learn Algebra 2, how many of you can give a productive answer? Not most of us. If a student cannot see how something is applicable to their lives, they tune out. The Burbank school system is trying out a program this year dedicated to showing students how math actually applies to life.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:47pm
North Carolina’s second-largest school district has selected Edgenuity as the district’s primary online and blended learning solution. Edgenuity will provide access to its full curriculum and offer blended learning, instructional services, initial credit and credit recovery to the district’s 78 secondary schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:44pm
To support educators in teaching basic coding skills, Wonder Workshop developed a new version of its Blockly touch app. Through drag-and-drop programming and diverse puzzles, the app’s new content brings coding to life during STEM instruction.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:39pm
The assumption that disadvantaged students will go to college underprepared doesn't have to be the norm. While it's too early to definitively state whether or not the Common Core is improving student achievement, early adopters are showing great promise.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:28pm
The delay in getting a budget approved isn’t just a problem of political dysfunction. It has serious consequences for funding public education. Local school leaders have no firm idea of how many teachers or support staff they can hire or if teaching assistants will be covered until the level of state funding is set.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 5:10pm
Members from the Michigan district voted to hire Nathaniel McClain as the new superintendent. He’s a former principal at Arthur Hill high school and is currently the assistant superintendent.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 5:03pm
The Texas district has named the Pampa ISD superintendent as its only finalist. David Young previously served as Midway ISD's assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:55pm
Mark Sutton, who was dismissed as Selma USD superintendent earlier this year, is now superintendent at Central USD. He replaces superintendent Mike Berg, who is retiring after spending about a decade in administration.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 4:46pm
Three districts are embroiled in a court battle over the opening of a new charter school in Woonsocket in what is shaping up to become a major flashpoint in the state’s ongoing battle over education reform.