Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 10:02am
Virtual school programs-especially online high school courses-are gaining traction in school districts around the country. According to a report issued in November 2011 by the National Center for Education Statistics, 55 percent of the more than 2,000 school districts surveyed had students in distance education programs during the 2009-2010 school year.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:56pm
Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville will be touring the state to push the importance of literacy for children.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:54pm
The Chicago school board has postponed voting on the district’s $5.73 billion budget for next school year until an agreement is reached on a new teachers’ contract, said CPS spokeswoman Becky Carroll. The vote was to have been on Wednesday.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:47pm
In 2010 the Hawaii Department of Education formed two “zones of school innovation,”one on the Leeward Coast of Oahu and the other in the Kau-Pahoa region of Hawaii island, in hopes of providing the state’s lowest-performing schools with intensive help.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:38pm
Private schools participating in Louisiana's new voucher program for low-income students will have to clear roughly the same academic bar that public schools do in order to keep accepting taxpayer dollars, according to a new accountability plan proposed by the state's top education official.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:26pm
News Corp. is forming a partnership with AT&T Inc. to provide tablet-based learning and assessment products for kindergarten through grade 12.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:24pm
A Superior Court judge has ruled that a Mojave Desert (Calif.) school board illegally rejected a parent petition to turn over an elementary school to a charter, in a major victory for supporters of California’s parent trigger law.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:20pm
First, school districts scaled back sodas in vending machines. Now, one Florida Bay area school district is targeting energy drinks, a growing $9 billion business in the U.S.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:15pm
Enrollment in nearly half of the nation’s largest school districts has dropped steadily over the last five years, triggering school closings that have destabilized neighborhoods and caused layoffs of essential staff.
Submitted by Georgia Langner on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 4:46pm
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