Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 5:06pm
Racine, Wisc. Sen. John Lehman is back on the Senate Committee on Education, being appointed the committee’s ranking Democratic member Wednesday. Lehman, elected over Republican Van Wanggaard in this summer’s recall election, served as the committee’s chair following that victory and Democrats’ brief-lived majority that followed.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:42pm
Tiburcio Vasquez, a 19th century outlaw, is remembered in historical accounts as a notorious criminal who terrorized southern California. But one school district in California wants to remember him another way: as a hero to the Hispanic community who fought back against injustice.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:33pm
I am very frustrated with the leadership of my children's preschool. After the Newtown killings, I went straight to the head of the school and asked why we can't have an armed guard outside the building. The school did send out an email to the entire school community to discuss current security policies. If it's a matter of the cost, then I told the head of school I would personally raise money for it. I think parents are outraged that our children are not as protected as they could be, but I cannot get her to budge.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:29pm
Durham's superintendent of schools says new exam requirements will cost the school system more than $100,000 a year. Durham Public School Superintendent Eric Becoats spoke Thursday about new exams required by the state. As part of North Carolina's Race to the Top plan, common exams will now be given in any subjects that are not already covered in a state-mandated exam. In the past, teachers whose classes were not part of a state test would administer their own exam. But now, the exams will look the same across the board, even for classes like physical education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:21pm
Support for prayer in school has declined since the 1970s, except among one group: evangelical Christians, finds a new study. The findings may not come as a surprise given the rise of evangelical Christians as a societal force over the same time period. In August, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, sociologist Philip Schwadel reported in the journal Sociology of Religion that even as religious affiliations have decreased in America, evangelicals have become more devout.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:19pm
The craze has began! Billboard Magazine dubbed Smith III New Faces of Pop, Hip Hop & Rap Music. But Smith III is more than just young cute recording artist/musicians; they are three musically talented siblings from Florida, whose music is giving voices to children across the world speaking about issues that affect their lives and the people around them.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:17pm
MultiTouch Ltd., the world leader in interactive display systems, today announced its latest technology, Enriched Reality™. With the new technology, MultiTouch’s MultiTaction® series of displays are able to detect every object that interacts or is placed on the system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:11pm
A charter school in Gloucester that had agreed to close at the end of the school year is instead shutting down at the end of next week. The 100 remaining students at the Gloucester Community Arts Charter School will be moved into regular public schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:10pm
The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) is offering a free LRMI Workshop on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (PST).
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:06pm
The number of students enrolled in Iowa public schools jumped significantly this school year, state Department of Education data released Thursday shows. The department said an overall rise of 0.6 percent for the 2012-13 school year was the first significant increase since 1996, although overall enrollment has dropped over the last five years.