Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:43pm
A new report on California’s foster youth revealed serious issues with the local school district and state systems of support for this particularly under-performing group of students. The SRI Education and J. Koppich and Associates' report also found that California lacks a comprehensive data system to track foster youth.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:24pm
New legislation would require school districts to consider performance, not just seniority, when laying off teachers. The bill would also make it easier for out-of-state teachers to become licensed in Minnesota.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:20pm
A budget footnote passed during the 2014 budget session of the Legislature halted any discussion of the Next Generation Science Standards and brought to a halt the state-level review of science guidelines. With legislative restrictions lifted, the State Board of Education is set to get back to work on its science standards.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:18pm
Out of 50 states and one district, only nine states have any form of positive LGBT-inclusive sexual education. When sex education or academic curriculum includes positive messages or instruction about LGBT issues there is far less discrimination, prejudice and bullying aimed at LGBT youth.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:11pm
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey introduced a bill aimed at reducing the rate of student suspension across the nation's schools. The Keep Kids in School Act specifically takes aim at the discrepancies in the nation's suspension rates with students of color and students with disabilities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:56pm
Although the benefits can be substantial for students, careful planning and instruction on the part of the teacher is essential for group projects. It's empowering for students to be given choices and freedom when it comes to learning; but it's hard for kids to accept responsibility when things don't work out.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:49pm
The Kentucky Valley Education Cooperative is partnering with WIN Learning to bring WIN Math, a digital career-based, math and workplace skills solution, to schools within the 15 Appalachian counties it serves.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 8:45am
Year-round scheduling means schools can accommodate about 20 percent more students by splitting them between five tracks. The change comes with an increase in operational costs, estimated to be about $308,000 for each school.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 8:40am
Co-founded in 1996 by Mr. Bush with what he called in an email a “powerful sense of pride and joy,” Liberty City Charter School was the first school of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in a booming industry and national movement.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 8:36am
Baltimore's school police will remain the only police officers in the state of Maryland forbidden to have firearms within public schools while classes are in session.