DA Daily

Lauren Williams's picture

Global education debate: Quality and access in education: Can we have both?

Global education advocates, policymakers and teachers will join Promethean and Cisco for a live, debate – held virtually via Cisco TelePresence Systems and Social Media Channels – about creating new policies and practices to improve quality and access to education.

Lauren Williams's picture

Matrox MuraControl 2.0 for Windows video wall management software released

Key new features include transparency and color-keying effects, the addition of local inputs and control over them, plus source touring and scheduling functionality.

Chicago parents ask court to delay plan to close schools

Chicago parents are asking a U.S. judge to delay for at least one year, if not permanently, the city Board of Education’s plans to close 49 public schools.

Read more »

New law allows Missouri schools to teach gun safety to first-graders

Along with math, science and social studies, gun safety could soon be part of the first-grade curriculum in some Missouri public schools.

Read more »

Lauren Williams's picture

ASCD announces upcoming conference on educational leadership

The conference promises to guide educators of all levels to add new ideas to their leadership knowledge base, focus on what matters most in leadership, and connect them with global education leaders.

United Arab Emirates giving to Sandy-hit New Jersey schools

Thirty public schools impacted by superstorm Sandy will receive $4.5 million from the United Arab Emirates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced Monday.

Read more »

Florida approves ‘safety net’ for school grades

Florida’s school grades won’t drop by more than one letter regardless of their score when rankings come out this summer, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.

Read more »

The Alabama Accountability Act itself is failing schools

Unfortunately the only "fix" for failing schools prescribed by the new law is a financial incentive to parents to remove their children from these schools.

Read more »

Should schools be responsible for childhood obesity prevention?

With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, expectations that schools will do more to help keep students healthy continue to rise.

Read more »

Lauren Williams's picture

Textbooks cost too much? Startup offers alternative

The tool, Skyepack, just launched as a "freemium" product. Users can create and distribute their initial digital packs - which are a hybrid between an e-book and a mobile application - at no cost. Additional publishing space can be added for a fee.

Pages