Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:46am
The total unfunded liability of U.S. teacher pensions is currently anywhere from $390 billion to $1 trillion, according to recent estimates.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:42am
Bullies may use text messages to harass their classmates. But many school districts now have anonymous texting systems that let students alert administrators to the bullies themselves.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 9:09am
Our writers and editors are always looking for experts and educators who can be sources for our articles. We also want to hear about how school districts are using various products to improve the learning environment and enhance operational efficiency. Here are several ways to get involved with our editorial department.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 8:54am
We are writing a story about the use of video games in K12 education. We are looking for experts, educators, and software designers who can tell us about the latest thinking on how games should—and shouldn’t—be used in school. Follow the link to contact us.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:33am
Open content, electronic textbooks, personalized learning, cloud technology and learning analytics are emerging technologies that K12 administrators will integrate into schools over the next few years, according to the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report on tech trends.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:16am
From emergency alerts to event schedules to touch screens to more creative uses—like backdrops for marching bands—digital signs are replacing posters that can clutter up a school, and are making communication more attractive, interactive, and efficient.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:11am
In 2010, a building condition study showed that Yonkers (N.Y.) Public Schools needed $480 million for capital improvements to existing school buildings, while new schools needed to be built given an expected enrollment increase of 3,000 by 2020, for a total of $1.2 billion.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:09am
Superintendent Maureen Sabolinski went door to door to drum up voter support for a new high school in the Franklin (Mass.) Public Schools. Sabolinski visited local coffee shops to tell community members they also would get to use the new high school gym, walking track, theater and library.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 9:05am
Record lows in student enrollment and staggering budget cuts have forced some of the nation’s largest districts to close schools, a disruption that has often interfered with classroom instruction.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 3:04pm
Two kindergarten classes are speaking Spanish throughout most of their days in a successful opt-in, dual-language program in the Tigard-Tualatin (Ore.) School District.