Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:00am
Sixty years after racial segregation was outlawed in schools, public education is again segregating along racial lines. And not just in the South, but across the United States.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:32pm
ASCD released new ASCD Whole Child Snapshots highlighting how well each state—and the nation—is meeting the comprehensive needs of its children. The snapshots feature data aligned with the five tenets of ASCD’s Whole Child Initiative—healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:26pm
Goalbook has expanded its web-based platform, Toolkit, to include research-based resources that allow teachers to better address social emotional learning (SEL) in the classroom.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:22pm
A step for districts going paperless is to stop accepting cash or paper checks from parents. Many school systems have had vendors set up secure online portals where parents can pay for AP courses, lunches and field trips, among other items.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 4:03pm
University of San Francisco associate professor Richard Greggory Johnson III, who focuses on social equity and human rights, says the same problems that have historically plagued the SAT will remain in the updated version, and that the exam really isn’t needed at all.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:04pm
Districts that have implemented BYOD successfully have found building a powerful Wi-Fi network, developing explicit acceptable use policies, and communicating those policies clearly to students, parents and teachers are critical steps in the technology transition.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:13am
As the new standards transform learning, teachers across the country are learning to implement new math systems, add informational texts and demand more of student writing. Meanwhile, a sharper distinction is emerging between training offered to elementary school teachers and to their peers in higher grades.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:36am
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio touted education initiatives in his executive budget, including $4.4 billion to help address overcrowded classrooms over the next four years. He also spoke about an extra $20 million in the budget for arts education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:32am
The Missouri Senate passed a fix to the problem-plagued school transfer law. The bill allows students in St. Louis, St. Louis County, adjoining counties and Jackson County to transfer to private, non-religious schools, only if approved by local vote.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 1:30am
Beginning next school year, San Francisco public schools can set their own policies on allowing students to wear hats, caps or other head coverings - rules previously regulated by the San Francisco USD. Fourteen of the California district's 19 high schools have already adopted rules on wearing hats in class.