Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:07am
Starting with the winter athletic season, competitive cheerleading teams in New York will be subject to safety requirements similar to other high school sports. Those include certification requirements for coaches, mandatory rest days between competitions and limits on season length.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:02am
The Louisiana House voted to prohibit the state's school superintendent, members of the Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and their family members from doing personal business with the Department of Education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:00am
In the more vulnerable public schools in Pittsburgh, students have fewer effective teachers, are treated with less respect and are less likely to feel their school is a safe and positive place than in schools with fewer needy students, according to an A+ Schools survey.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:33am
According to a new study from the American Psychological Association, girls do better than boys in school. What may be a surprise is that this holds true at all ages, in all subjects including math and science and around the world.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:24am
In a debate that showed sharp divisions about how best to protect children and teachers, the Florida House approved a bill that would allow designated people to carry concealed weapons on school grounds. They would need to be trained and have military or law-enforcement backgrounds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:53pm
The House voted to advance a bill for a six-year process to change the way Vermont schools are governed. The bill seeks to address declining enrollment, rising costs and shrinking educational opportunities in some schools by inducing the 273 districts to consolidate down to about 50.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:41pm
School districts throughout the country have found value in holding individual schools accountable for their success. The use of letter grades in Utah is just one part of the accountability process. The changes proposed through the Governor’s Education Excellence Commission are a move in the right direction.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:29pm
While Oregon rural districts that are offering a fifth or sixth year using K12 funding are doing the right thing for kids in their communities, a better plan is one the state is studying now. It would fund two years of community college for high school graduates and take advantage of available federal money.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:03pm
National Geographic Learning's Financial Algebra has been approved for use in Mesa Public Schools' high schools in Arizona. The algebra-based, technology-rich program is developed for and aligned to the Common Core State Standards that use Algebra I skills in a financial setting.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:56pm
Apex Learning is expanding its Apex Learning Tutorials to middle school students. The new Tutorials include Math 6, 7, 8 and English language arts 6, 7, 8. Tutorials are tablet-ready for Android and iOS devices as well as netbooks, laptops and desktop computers.