Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:11am
Unlike reading, writing and math, there are no programs designed to track whether teachers and parents have adequately taught manners, compassion and decorum to our children. Where are the accolades for the kids who are doing the right thing? Where are our lawmakers demanding that teachers have time to teach social skills?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 1:01am
Under Connecticut's system, local boards develop curriculums to meet state standards, and should be able to do so based on the best available research. Lawmakers' time would be better spent focused on more pressing needs, not developing a laundry list of subjects that need to be covered in schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:18am
Applications for pre-K programs in the city's schools rose by 36 percent this year following Mayor de Blasio’s promise to provide free classes to every 4-year-old in the city. The Education Department received applications for over 41,600 students for this fall, up from about 30,500 last year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:07am
The Iowa Legislature approved a last-minute law to redefine coaches as school employees after the Iowa Supreme Court cleared a high school coach who had consensual sex with a 16-year-old student.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:57pm
Goodwill Industries has applied to open a Shelby County charter school in Tennessee to help people who have dropped out of school to earn a high school diploma. The Excel Center would use a model focused on dropout recovery for students of all ages.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:56pm
The No Child Left Behind Act federal education law will be in full effect in Washington again for the coming school year after the state lost its federal program waiver. The state Legislature failed to agree on complying with federal guidelines, which tie students' standardized test scores to teacher evaluations.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:23pm
The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a proposal that would allow transgender students to participate in extracurricular activities according to their self-identified gender rather than the gender listed on their records.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:19pm
Follett released Destiny 12.0 with Universal Search, a new search interface that allows students to seamlessly search and access all print and digital content within the Destiny Library Manager platform.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:51pm
District Administration is doing an article for an upcoming issue on the new look of textbooks in K12 education. If you are a leader in a district that is making the leap to e-textbooks or some other technology — or if you are not a part of a school district but have a innovation we should know about — please fill out the form below to contact us.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:51am
A $38 million construction bond measure for the Tenino School District has failed again. The measure would have modernized two schools and upgraded athletic facilities and technology.