Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:37pm
The Highland Park school district could be in for an overhaul: The emergency manager for the district and some state lawmakers are having conversations with community colleges interested in designing a K-14 system for students in the city.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:30pm
Forget the Common Core, Finland’s youngsters are in charge of determining what happens in the classroom.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:17pm
Massive open online course launched by Northwestern University doctor aims to put high school sophomores and juniors on the path toward the wide range of career opportunities in medicine. It also happens to be the first-ever MOOC offered to Chicago Public Schools students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:11pm
PD Learning Network (PDLN) launched its first micro-credential and badge courses for K12 educators, offering individualized learning on education technology topics like Google tools, flipped classroom and 1-to-1 instruction, and digital citizenship. The new PDLN was incubated by Lesson Planet, a company focused on teacher-curated Open Educational Resource search and curriculum planning.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:10pm
Arizona school Superintendent Diane Douglas wants to bolster teacher salaries and training in an attempt to halt the spiral of educators leaving the profession. Her proposal relies heavily on whether the state Legislature appropriates $400 million this year—and in years ahead—for classroom spending and teacher salaries.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:04pm
Oregon school districts served 20,524 homeless students last school year, representing about 4 percent of the population, state data shows. Overall the state's homeless count is the highest since the 2010-2011 school year, according to the department.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:51pm
The gloves are off between charter school supporters and the Los Angeles Unified school board. And so far, their clash shows all the calm maturity of a playground shouting match.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:49pm
Students who experience traumatic events while growing up in poor, turbulent neighborhoods could be considered disabled, a federal judge has ruled in a high-profile case involving the Compton, Calif., schools.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:46pm
Some Atlanta-area public schools that require students to wear uniforms offer “dress-down” days, letting them wear other clothes. But this can come at a price, with principals requiring students pay $1 or $2 for the privilege.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:35pm
As Arne Duncan leaves his post this December, his forceful strategy to push dramatic changes to the U.S education system is being tested. The aggressiveness and urgency that defined his efforts to transform American schools alienated friends and could, in the end, be what derails his reforms.