Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:06pm
Some schools have banned leggings outright. Others have set limits. It might seem a reasonable enough request at a time when school dress codes are common and often supported by teachers and administrators. But how far is too far? And do schools sometimes go too far in pushing back?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:33pm
Odysseyware has added more refinements to its online curriculum platform's new user interface. With the redesigned Notes feature, both students and teachers can now write multiple notes directly in the margins of every assignment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:28pm
SMART Technologies released the SMART Board 6065 interactive flat panel for education. The first in a new line of SMART Board interactive flat panels, it offers ultra-HD 4K resolution to teachers and administrators.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:10pm
The state’s top school board would be prohibited from approving charter schools in districts rated A, B or C under a bill that won narrow approval in the House Education Committee. The proposal would apply in cases where the school was rejected by the local school board.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:56pm
With voter approval of Proposition G, Lindbergh Schools officials in St. Louis are looking to fast track the construction of a new elementary school. A total of $23.9 million of the $34 million bond issue will fund the construction, designed to address the district's aggressive enrollment growth.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:55pm
In the midst of national efforts to promote disciplinary policies that keep children in the classroom, legislation that would limit the length of suspensions for all but the most serious infractions and put an end to disciplinary fines is under consideration in Illinois.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:45pm
As part of the proposed Tennessee Promise bill, high school graduates will receive free tuition to a community college or technical school in the state. The plan will take effect in fall 2015, funded by $300 million from the state's lottery fund. The state expects 25,000 students to apply at an estimated cost of $34 million a year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:31pm
A task force proposes using 1 percent of Rhode Island’s 7-percent sales tax to pay for school construction projects in an effort to reduce the state’s reliance on costly bonds.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 3:01pm
Cabarrus County's board approved $15.5 million in capital outlay funding for one school replacement and $16 million for a new elementary school despite a projected significant gap between the estimated construction cost and the amount funded.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/16/2014 - 2:57pm
Follett and MetaMetrics are continuing to partner on education-focused content and reading data to help educators connect students with age and reading level appropriate books, ebooks and digital resources. In addition to other collaborations, Follett is currently integrating MetaMetrics' Lexile measures into its Follett Shelf Classroom Connections.