Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:38am
Most likely, Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation is just seeing what any close watcher of urban districts can see. It's clear to education experts that only a few traditional urban school districts favored with both strong leadership and resources can continue to improve pretty much on their own.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:14am
The American Heart Association is lobbying the Florida Legislature this session to pass a bill that teaches CPR. Florida's schools are meant to teach students essential life skills. Learning how to save someone's life qualifies as critical education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 12:10am
A+ Mobile Solutions' Aldebaran NAO Robot and its development software are available as an optional add-on to its Mobile STEM Lab - Intelligent Laptop Cart. Students can learn to program the robot to perform simple to complex behaviors using the Choregraphe software.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:11pm
Yaw Obeng, the previous superintendent in Burlington, Ontario, was chosen from a pool of 60 candidates to be the new school superintendent of Vermont's Burlington School District.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:44pm
The Odessa-Montour Central School District Board of Education named Christopher Wood as the district’s next superintendent. He is currently the principal of the Odessa-Montour Junior-Senior High School, a position he started in 2012.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:22pm
Students unable to enroll in the public or charter school of their choice and all children on Indian reservations would qualify for the state's private school voucher program under a pair of bills approved by an Arizona Senate committee.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:54pm
Legislation has been introduced to create an Opportunity School District that will allow the state to temporarily step in to assist chronically failing schools. The district would take in no more than 20 schools per year and schools would stay in the district for five to 10 years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:45pm
The national graduation rate hit a record high of 81 percent in the 2012-13 school year, according to the Department of Education. Federal initiatives such as Race to the Top, Investing in Innovation and School Improvement Grants were credited for gains in closing achievement and opportunity gaps among students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:40pm
The per-student funding allocation in Gov. Rick Snyder's proposed budget concerns school leaders. Per-student foundation grants would rise by $75, but districts say certain funding cuts make the net of that much smaller and the budget doesn't factor in inflationary costs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:27pm
Two members of Freedom From Religion Foundation are suing a south Georgia school because they say it is conducting daily prayers in class and embarrassed their children after the parents complained.