Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 11:43am
Pennsylvania is among 45 states that have agreed to adopt the standards, which specify what concepts should be mastered by students at each grade level in individual subjects. But as The Heritage Foundation points out, opting out will become increasingly difficult. This, as the SAT is “aligned to the Common Core,” according to a College Board email quoted in a Washington Post report.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 11:23am
Proposals for a construction manager for the endeavor that will add space to an existing Rudder field house and gymnastics facility were sent out June 25. A four-person committee composed of district employees and a representative from PBK, an architectural firm with which the Bryan school district has a five-year contract, selected three companies out of the 12 submissions through a two-step process.
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Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 11:15am
With construction halted last week on the new elementary school and the building not expected to be ready for students until the end of October at the earliest, the School Board approved a relocation plan last night that sends about 110 Unity students in grades K-8 to Claremont to start the school year.
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Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 10:21am
In districts urban and rural, superintendents and school boards are getting input from teachers, IT personnel, and lawyers to craft social media policies that can prevent misuse but not interfere with free speech.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 9:36am
Teacher evaluation may be the hottest—and most divisive—topic in education right now. From Florida to Missouri and Nevada to Minnesota, state legislatures are debating bills that would tie teacher assessment to student achievement.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 9:30am
School gardens are on the rise in urban areas as educators see the academic benefits of adding hands-on learning to traditional curriculum.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 9:07am
Douglas County (Colo.) School District restructuring the pay scale for teachers and educators so the positions that are most in demand get paid more than those in lower demand.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 8:59am
The National Education Alliance (NEA) has lost 234,000 members, or 8 percent of its membership, since 2010-2011, due to political and economic forces. Over 200,000 of those lost are classroom teachers.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 8:49am
Statistics show students who have to take remedial courses before starting college are less likely to graduate. Now, some states are requiring high schools to do more to make sure students are ready to take college courses. What is your district doing ? If you can be a source, please follow the link to contact us.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 8:45am
K12 educators and administrators are beginning to experiment with the “massive open online courses”—better known as MOOCs—that have taken the higher education world by storm.