Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:15am
Next year, schools could hold a limited number of food fundraisers during the school day. The proposal before the Kansas Board of Education would allow each organization within a school to hold one fundraiser per semester that features foods or beverages that do not meet the federal nutrition guidelines.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:59am
Facing a looming deadline, Missouri lawmakers began meeting to work on legislation that would revise a school transfer law requiring struggling schools to pay for students to enroll elsewhere. The Senate and House each have approved their own versions of the measure, but both chambers must approve the same version.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:48am
Oversight of charter schools in Pennsylvania is "a mess," state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has concluded. To help clean it up, DePasquale is calling for creating an independent charter oversight board, restoring charter reimbursements for school districts, and requiring the state to pick up the tab for cyber charter schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:34am
Arlington school officials, with passage of the district’s $663 million bond package, aren’t the only ones coming off a win. Across Texas, voters approved 84 percent of the $6.2 billion in bond packages on ballots in local elections this past week, according to initial results.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:22am
The University of California, Irvine's STEM University Preparation Program (STEM UPP) is a set of online modules designed to help newly admitted undergraduate students and high school students entering their senior year prepare for the academic rigor of university-level STEM studies.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:11am
Minneapolis Public Schools and Houston Independent School District have selected itslearning's cloud-based learning platform to optimize, support and expand personalized learning and instructional experiences for the combined student populations of more than 240,000 students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 12:07am
Adolescents who get six hours of sleep or less may face health and behavior issues, particularly those who get five hours of sleep per night on a regular basis, confirms a recent study published in Preventive Medicine.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:45pm
The new breed of robots rolling, dancing and flying into classrooms is giving educators at all grade levels an engaging new tool to fire students’ enthusiasm for math, computer programming and other STEM-related subjects.
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.