Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 3:42pm
NSTA, in collaboration with The Dow Chemical Company; the Amgen Foundation; Astellas Pharma US, Inc.; the American Honda Foundation; the Bayer USA Foundation; and Lockheed Martin, announced the 244 middle and secondary science teachers from across the country who will take part as fellows in the 2012–2013 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 3:28pm
Dear School Leader: Like everyone, we were shocked and saddened by last week's school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. We're sure that you share our sympathy for those affected by this tragedy, as well as a desire to ensure that parents understand what they can do to support school safety.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 11:17am
Next week, the DA Daily will be on holiday hiatus. Publication will resume on Jan. 2. Happy holidays to all!
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:40pm
The Minneapolis school board is considering changing academic standards for students who want to participate in extracurricular activities.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:37pm
Two Centennial School District schools are partnering with Portland Parks and Recreation to bring community gardens to Rockwood, a high-poverty neighborhood whose residents have limited access to fresh food.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:30pm
When you're not yet 10, $8,453 is a lot of money. The elementary school students at Morris Jeff Community School in New Orleans' Mid-City neighborhood oohed and aahed Tuesday as State Superintendent of Education John White awarded that sum to each of 26 New Orleans "Top Gains" schools that made significant improvements in student performance last year, for a grand total of $219,800. And in Covington later that day, White gave $230,000 to the 27 Top Gains schools in St. Tammany.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:23pm
Stationed in front of one of his large self-portraits, the artist Chuck Close raised his customized wheelchair to balance on two wheels, seeming to defy the laws of gravity.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 9:18pm
The solution for avoiding school closings and continued, painful budget cuts in the Philadelphia School District?
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 12:46pm
This morning Jackson-Madison County School Board Chairman David Clifft released the names of the two additional candidates the board will interview on Wednesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 12:12pm
Charter schools in Indiana are among the nation’s best at raising student test scores when compared with other public schools, a Stanford University study showed.