Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:32pm
Between the four independent school bus operators that serve the Minnesota district and the small fleet of buses the district owns, an estimated 40 drivers are still needed to make sure more than 9,000 students are taken to and from school each day.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:28pm
A Colorado school district accused of promoting evangelical Christian ideals has reached a settlement with a Jewish teacher who filed a lawsuit in May. Changes the district has to make include a districtwide ban on prayers at any school-sponsored event, among other stipulations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:23pm
As many schools head back to class this week, schools are struggling to find enough teachers to fill the classrooms. The majority of Central Indiana districts said finding teachers this year has been more difficult than ever. Several schools are using substitute teachers until they fill open positions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:13pm
A special-investigations team will not examine examine why the state Department of Education omitted some student performance data from a mandated evaluation of charter-school sponsors. The reason: The error was exposed by the state Board of Education so quickly that no public money was misspent.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:09pm
The Washington D.C. Education Board is forming a task force to provide ways to increase the high school graduation rate by offering flexibility. The proposal would drop the old seat-time-based system in granting high school credit, in favor of a new process that will reward students based on knowledge and ability.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 08/03/2015 - 2:13pm
The district is ramping up efforts to expand its geothermal conversion project. The district anticipates $30,000 of savings on energy reduction every year for its Adams Elementary School. The total cost for the project, which includes roof and seismic work, is nearly $3 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:31pm
VIF International Education and A+ Schools are working together to provide internationally themed arts-integrated professional development to teachers through the VIF Learning Center. In the first module, educators will explore how the arts can enhance global learning in their classrooms.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:53pm
The Edgenuity curriculum for high school students has been pre-approved by NCAA for use with district teachers. It provides state-certified teachers who interact with students via web conferencing, virtual whiteboard, email, phone and chat to provide direct instruction and support.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 10:35pm
The Glenwood School recently added Hitachi CP-TW3003 interactive 3LCD projectors to each of its classrooms. The projectors are being used in combination with teachers’ computers, tablets, and document cameras.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 08/02/2015 - 8:57pm
The reasons being cited are House Bill 1989, approved in 2013, and an administrative code written by the Education Department for applying the law. The code says any data with counts of fewer than 10 students must be withheld.