Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 1:57am
edTPA, the new teacher performance assessment in New York, has been built by the profession for the profession. Unfortunately, the current implementation of the edTPA is not serving the teaching profession as it should.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 1:40am
Terry Madonna Opinion Research's Spring 2014 Omnibus Survey shows large majorities of registered voters in Pennsylvania believe public schools have an effect on the economy, the investment in public schools should be larger and a school funding formula should be used to ensure fair distribution.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 1:29am
Fortres Grand Corporation released Clean Slate Version 7 for Windows 8.1/8/7 support. Clean Slate offers hard drive protection which discards unwanted computer changes at log off and reboot, restoring the computer to its original configuration.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 1:24am
A brand new, $14 million school is among the wreckage after a half-mile-wide tornado swept through the Little Rock suburb of Vilonia. The tornado was described as leveling the intermediate school, which had been set to open this fall.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 1:12am
The Pennsylvania district has redesigned its school report cards, making it easier to compare schools with the same grade spans and similar demographics. The report cards measure academic achievement, progress, school climate and top performers. For high schools, college and career readiness is also measured.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 1:03am
As part of a movement that aims to motivate kids through familiar technology, teachers are tapping the creative power of games such as Minecraft, Assassin's Creed and World of Warcraft to educate students in everything from history to engineering to biology.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:59pm
Stephen Nowlin has stepped down as superintendent of Jefferson County Schools, just 18 months after accepting the job, after being offered a buyout of his contract by the board of education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:38pm
Kickboard released an enhancement to its instructional management solution. Using the new bubble sheet grading feature, powered by GradeCam, teachers can instantly grade multiple-choice assessments using their computer’s web camera with scores being immediately available in Kickboard.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 7:24pm
Bonsall High will be a New Tech model school, one of about 150 in the nation and 20 in California. The model focuses intensely on collaborative, project-based learning among other strategies designed to enhance critical thinking skills to prepare students for college or careers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 04/28/2014 - 6:58pm
The State Assembly authorized hundreds of new speed cameras for school zones in New York City and Long Island, endorsing a key part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to reduce traffic fatalities.