Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:55am
Arlington Heights-based Township High School District 214, the state's second-largest high school district, has voted to drop out of the National School Lunch Program altogether, losing a related $900,000 federal subsidy.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:48am
The time has come for the federal and state governments and educators to realize that it is necessary to require students – especially high school athletes – to undergo ECG screening for heart irregularities. Let’s do everything we can to avoid losing any more children to sudden death.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:44am
The National Assessment of Educational Progress released the latest national test scores. Seventy-four percent of students scored below the grade-appropriate level in math. In reading, just 38 percent of seniors scored at or above grade level and one-quarter are reading below grade level.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:18am
Downstate school districts would see an overall gain in state funding under a sweeping proposal to change how Illinois funds its public schools. However, a majority of Chicago area districts would see fewer state dollars, according to a preliminary analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:15am
Michigan's Senate and House have passed a $13.7 billion school budget increasing per-pupil funding in K12 schools. It would boost overall spending from $13.3 billion this year. The budget requires a new Michigan Educational Assessment Program for spring testing in the next two school years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:58pm
Boosting test scores and increasing graduation rates aren't the same as reducing the dropout rate. To do that, educators, legislators and citizens need to focus on how to do a better job of making all of Washington's schools places where low-income students and students of color feel respected, valued and expected to succeed.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:47pm
Adobe Voice, a new animated video app for iPad from Adobe, enables users to create and share video stories by using a combination of recorded voice, imagery, music and motion graphics and effects. Adobe Voice is available for free from the Apple App Store and works with Adobe Creative Cloud.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:57pm
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is holding its Education Industry Summit this week. JDL Horizons, using its Internet streaming solution EduVision, will produce and stream three key sessions live through District Administration to a national audience on May 12 and 13.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:25pm
The Obama administration issued a stern warning to U.S. state and local school districts not to deny enrollment to undocumented immigrant children.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:17am
School districts in the Chicago and St. Louis suburbs would see major cuts to state aid while downstate schools would see gains under a proposal that would drastically overhaul Illinois' complicated school funding formula for the first time in almost two decades.