Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:20pm
Once again, the United States has landed in the middle of the pack on an international assessment, leading education experts to question what top-performing nations are doing that our schools are not.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:18pm
Motivation drives how all students approach school, including how they relate to teachers, the time and effort they devote to their studies, the amount of support they seek when struggling, and their performance on tests. Increased motivation is directly linked to a greater conceptual understanding.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:15pm
Before purchasing tablets or creating BYOD policies, district leaders need to ensure that outdated school networks can handle the heavy lifting required to provide digital content for all students.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:00pm
The national fight for later high school start times is gaining traction, as districts and activists join together to push for new policies that will allow students to get more rest.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 10:39am
Students whose families speak among 138 different languages learn together in the classrooms at Kent School District in Washington. To address the linguistic and economic challenges, administrators have worked hard to build innovative language and technology programs.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:29pm
The results of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress were “encouraging but modest,” according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Eighth graders made small gains in reading and mathematics, while fourth graders improved slightly in math but not reading.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:26pm
Reports of districts eliminating school nurses or replacing them with unlicensed staffers are increasing nationwide, and student health care is suffering as a result, nursing advocates say.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:25pm
Donald Brann, state trustee of Inglewood USD, has only been on the job six months, but already teachers and administrators are seeing that things are different from what they used to be.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:21pm
Tough economic conditions and shrinking revenues have increased competition for public funds. As a result, school districts are under intense scrutiny from state regulators and local taxpayers; any fiscal mismanagement receives harsh criticism.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:19pm
Kindergarteners nationwide are stretching their small hands across keyboards to learn the basics of typing in preparation for the online Common Core assessments.