Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:15pm
We need to provide more teachers and administrators with in-service training by non-partisan, qualified experts on how to apply the religious-liberty principles of the First Amendment. After all, why waste money on lawyers and religious freedom or infringement lawsuits in schools that can be much better spent on innovative classroom resources, higher teachers’ salaries or new technology?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:07pm
The Idaho Constitution requires that public schools be free. But what does the word “free” mean? When a school presents a long list, including brand names, it becomes a requirement to conform, especially when the lists include materials that clearly stock school inventory for general classroom, not individual, use.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 1:49pm
There are problems in how high-ability students are taught in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For example, U.S. federal and philanthropic efforts to improve schools have concentrated almost exclusively on low achievers and bringing them up. Our nation is also exceptionally bad at producing low-income high achievers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 1:03pm
As part of a new partnership to develop game-based assessments and explore adaptivity in games, Muzzy Lane’s technology for game-based learning will be combined with Knewton’s adaptive platform.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:15am
The school system is partnering with Fuel Education to provide its online course catalog, technology platform and tools to Athens Renaissance School, a new full-time online and blended public school for K12 students in Alabama. The courses that will be taught by both Athens City Schools teachers and FuelEd’s certified teachers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:02am
Teachwise Inspire is a new platform for educators that provides members with unlimited access to tens of thousands of downloadable resources with Common Core alignment and detailed teacher reviews in addition to a library of professional development courses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:43am
The Week in Rap Junior, a weekly program that engages elementary students in cross-curricular learning through age-appropriate news stories, introduces kindergarten through fifth-grader students to news videos, exercises and an interactive creative challenge each week.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:37am
Rami Muth, superintendent of the Martinez USD since 2008, said she is resigning her post effective at the end of this school year in June 2016. Muth was hired as the district's curriculum director in 2006 after seven years with the Fairfield-Suisun USD.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:33am
Cynthia Stocker has been appointed as superintendent of the New York school district, taking over from Interim Superintendent Michael Sandore. Stocker has been serving as assistant superintendent of the Central Valley CSD.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:30am
The state Board of Education voted to name Martin Keller Jr. as the new superintendent for the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. He will replace Lynn Boyer, who announced her retirement earlier this year.