Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:10am
Educators around the state appear to support a Lewiston School Board plan to fund school construction through a sales tax. The board approved a resolution calling for a change to Idaho code that would allow a local option sales tax, rather than property tax, to pay for school construction bonds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:00am
Clever's Instant Login single sign-on system will be integrated with Carnegie Learning’s digital mathematics programs for middle and high school. In addition, teachers and administrators will also gain access to real-time student enrollment rosters and reporting.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:54am
TurboBridge, an ethernet bridge technology, has been launched by ContentKeeper. Through a new 2nd generation interception system, TurboBridge provides high-speed internet filtering that supports rising bandwidth demands.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:30am
Following a $3.2 million gift from The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., MIND Research Institute announced a new curriculum to improve youth financial literacy by developing game-based math instructional software for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:26am
A new secondary social studies programs from Pearson combines best practices, curriculum standards and technology to engage students with history, geography, government, economics and culture. Pearson collaborated with NBC Learn to produce the program’s myStory videos.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:11am
More than 90 languages are spoken in district schools, including Spanish, Korean, Armenian and Cantonese. L.A. Unified hopes to increase cultural awareness by requiring an ethnic studies course to graduate.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:01am
The new home of Houston ISD's Energy Institute High School will be built near the University of Houston. The university's students are offering up green designs for the magnet school for a chance to have their ideas incorporated in the final design. The high school focuses on preparing students for careers in the energy industry.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:55am
The Chicago City Council’s Education and Child Development Committee will hold a hearing to examine Chicago Public Schools’ borrowing practices. Eight aldermen signed a resolution calling for the hearing in the wake of a Chicago Tribune analysis of the school district’s foray into auction-rate debt.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:49am
The State Bond Commission approved another $5 million for the planning and design of the new school. The grant is part of the state's commitment to spend up to $50 million to build a new educational facility for the children of Newtown.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:40am
The Pennsylvania district's school board, faced once again with hours of comment from community members who urged them not to turn the district's schools into charters, voted to table the idea to get more information on a proposed contract with Charter Schools USA.