Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:09pm
The Ohio governor signed a controversial bill that drastically changes how the state can step in to run "failing" school districts by creating a new CEO position, allowing mayors to appoint school board members and giving the CEO power to override parts of union contracts.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 1:56pm
No matter how a district supplies mobile devices to students, many challenges exist in implementing technology programs—including cost, security and equity. Districts need proper device-storage equipment to protect substantial investments in tablets and laptops, and also to make learning efficient.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:33pm
A effort to increase kids’ scientific knowledge of climate change failed in the Senate, after one senator expressed concern that the measure would result in a lot of “wasted paper.” The measure would have created a competitive grant program for public school districts to develop or improve climate change education curricula.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:34am
The Mississippi State Board of Education has chosen the company to be responsible for the program management of the state's grades 3–8 English language arts and mathematic summative assessments, as well as several end-of-course assessments.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:28am
Guidebook launched a new platform, Guidebook Builder, which gives any organization the ability to create and manage native iOS and Android apps for venues and events.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:23am
Fostoria schools will seek voter approval of a $47 million project to construct a new junior/senior high school building and renovate another school. Taxpayers in the school district would contribute about $9.4 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:19am
The North Dakota district's school board voted to seek an attorney general's opinion on whether two school district projects qualify for a state low-interest loan fund for new school construction.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:16am
Writing down their internal motivations and connecting daily efforts to positive goals can help young people solidify their identities as students and locate, ground and ultimately resolve anxiety and the associated stress.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:39am
East Lansing schools will suspend the use of an outside contractor who helped teach the district's sex education curriculum. The vote came three months after the district came under fire for its sex education curriculum at the high school, which has an abstinence-only component.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:36am
In San Francisco, dozens of students are getting real-life lessons in what it takes to build a tiny house, fix a Muni bus air compressor or create an alternative water treatment program as part of a summer program to gain exposure to a range of construction careers.