Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 2:11pm
At the International Reading Association’s (IRA) annual conference, elementary school teacher Janice Gowdy was honored as the 2014 “Literacy Legend”. The national contest, sponsored by myON and IRA, was created to honor educators that are promoting literacy in their classrooms, schools and beyond.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:28pm
One bill would limit out-of-school suspensions to no more than three days for student behavior that doesn't endanger teachers or other students. The other bill would require school officials to be more transparent in reporting suspensions and more consistent in the way they mete out discipline.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 05/11/2014 - 11:23pm
Arlington voters overwhelmingly approved the school district’s $663 million bond package. The plans cover updates for virtually all of the district's 77 schools in addition to a $46 million career and technical center, a $25 million athletic complex, a $32 million fine arts center, a $2.5 million agricultural science facility and $60 million in multipurpose activity centers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 05/11/2014 - 1:58pm
Georgia's governor recently signed legislation that allows for greater use of wood materials in public school facilities. Senate Bill 301 removed language from the Georgia Department of Education (DOE) Guideline for Educational Facility Construction that prohibited the use of light wood framing and ordinary wood construction.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 05/11/2014 - 1:50pm
The Uncommon Thread and Scholastic Intervention Solutions have joined forces under a new name. The Uncommon Thread - Powered by Scholastic Intervention Solution will integrate eLearning's administrative tools with remote support developed at SIS and behavior therapy and consultation services provided by The Uncommon Thread.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 05/11/2014 - 12:56pm
Fuel Education is partnering with Missouri’s Grandview R-II School District to provide an online summer school solution for 7th through 12th grade students. Beginning early next month, students can opt to personalize their learning by enrolling in a course to get ahead, to take on an added challenge or to recover credit.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 05/11/2014 - 12:44pm
MIND Research Institute is sponsoring its first-ever Game-a-thon for K12 students. Following the theme “Math is Everywhere,” the Game-a-thon challenges students to design, build and share a game that features creative and unusual solutions to mathematical problems.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 2:55pm
Perhaps we should pursue this interesting idea further by asking parents and teachers why American kids don’t seem to do as well as others around the world. Maybe if we talked about high standards rather than “rigor,” we could have a conversation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 2:42pm
In recent months and years, we’ve started seeing early signs of progress in reversing childhood obesity, a health crisis that many believed was intractable. Despite these signs of progress, overall rates among school-aged youth remain high and there are significant racial and economic disparities in obesity prevalence among children.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 2:09pm
Since Washington lost its No Child Left Behind waiver last month, some school districts are discussing a district-level waiver as an option.