Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 2:11pm
Pointing to choices made by parents, a state judge has ruled that a Southeast Florida school district cannot require a charter school to provide bus transportation to students. The case focused, in part, on a state law that effectively requires districts to provide bus transportation to students who live two miles or more from school.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 2:01pm
Decisions about cuts to military personnel at places such as Fort Drum, and the multibillion-dollar economic consequences that come with them, may hinge on local school quality, a new report suggests.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 1:58pm
A package of eight bills designed to give Michigan school districts help more quickly if the state determines they are at risk of a financial emergency has been signed by the governor. One raises the cap on emergency loans to municipalities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 1:46am
The Touchjet Pond Projector turns any wall or table surface into an 80-inch interactive touchscreen where students and teachers can display and interact with Android educational apps, fostering group problem solving and social learning.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 1:43am
The advanced scoring analytics API can evaluate student performance within simulations, games, and other open-ended assessment items and digital learning objects — in real time.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:39am
When Nevada enacted the nation's first law creating almost universal access to education savings accounts, few reformers pointed out that it would undermine equal opportunity. Those who can afford to add to their education savings account to buy a more expensive education will do just that. But those who can't will not.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:30am
In Topeka, which uses the program, many didn’t fill out an alternate form that’s needed to secure state funding for serving at-risk students. The Topeka district may have lost about $330,000 in state aid last school year as a result.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:28am
With the reauthorization of the dysfunctional No Child Left Behind, we have a chance to once again let teachers teach and let students learn. Educators know that good teaching and learning inspires students' natural curiosity, imagination, and the ability to develop critical thinking skills. Schools must nurture these values because the stakes are high.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:23am
Blackboard has acquired X-Ray Analytics, a predictive analytics technology that provides visualizations of past behavior and performances at the course, cross-course and institutional levels. The technology will be first integrated into Blackboard's Moodlerooms and Enterprise Moodle.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:17am
Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to give local public school districts more freedom to choose their textbooks. The state education department will review instructional materials in English, math, science and social studies to decide whether they meet state educational standards. But local districts won't be bound by its approved list.