Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 1:48am
Virtual Education Software debuted a new graduate level online course titled, "Understanding & Implementing Common Core Standards" (CCS). VESi's CCS course is available to pre-K through 12 education professionals.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 1:35am
The company's online occupational therapists conduct the same assessments as those performed in traditional, in-person OT settings, including the Beery VMI, the Sensory Profile, family and teacher interviews, and observation of school and functional skills in the student’s natural learning environment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 1:21am
Google has stopped scanning student Gmail accounts for advertising data purposes after the practice was scrutinized during a recent court case. Google Apps for Education offers Gmail accounts, calendars, cloud storage and document creation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 1:16am
The pressure put on teachers to prepare young students for Common Core, college and careers is too much and should be replaced with inspiring them to explore and discover their learning passions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 1:09am
These days, every kid has a list for the start of school. These costs pile up. On top of this pile, Illinois is now considering passing along the cost of required testing to students. The schools should pay, while the role of the parents ought to be to encourage studying.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 1:03am
Connecticut’s Achievement Gap Task Force is drafting a master plan to ensure that every single child, regardless of race, income or ZIP code, gets a high-quality education. Particularly encouraging in the Task Force’s plan is the focus on early childhood education, especially early literacy.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:52am
The West Virginia School Building Authority has decided on how it would distribute $43 million in funding. Board members said they received $100 million in requests this year and chose to fund schools in small, rural counties.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:29am
The bill places limits on the private, nonsectarian school transfer option. The bill would modify the 1993 transfer law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay tuition and provide transportation for students who want to attend an accredited school in the same or adjacent county.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:24am
A new study from the University of Arkansas found that charters in Tennessee received 15.3 percent more funds than district schools from 2007 through 2011. On a national scale, the opposite was true with districts taking in more in per-pupil funds than charters in their states.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:06am
The proposed legislation would require North Carolina school districts to set up plans allowing families to request a seat in any school in their home district or in any of the state’s other districts. School districts could deny the request for only a few reasons, with lack of space the principal one.