Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:04am
STEM professionals are meeting face-to-face with students to talk about their jobs virtually through connections made through Nepris. The company matches STEM professionals to K12 classrooms with interactive sessions and project mentoring using the teacher's specific session and subject requests.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:53pm
State lawmakers have passed measures in both chambers to set the public school year at 990 instructional hours over 180 school days rather than the current 2010 law's scheduled increase to 1,080 hours by 2016.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:47pm
After 11 snow days so far for Jefferson County Public Schools and other districts, Kentucky lawmakers are considering a bill that could waive as many as 10 instructional days for districts that have missed several school days because of the weather.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:35pm
Columbus' Board of Education voted to close five schools at the end of this school year. The board also approved the resignation of former Independence High School Principal Christopher Qualls, who had been implicated in the district’s data-scrubbing scandal.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:27pm
A new Harvard School of Public Health study comparing vegetable and fruit consumption before and after federally mandated standards in 2012 showed that the students did actually eat more of each while the amount of waste left behind remained similar to before the standards were changed.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:55pm
Over 100 at-risk youth from Buffalo's Brighter Choice Charter Schools attend a bi-weekly after-school academy that promotes the sciences at the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:40pm
Sadly, decreasing opportunities for organized play is increasing obesity rates, creating “adult” health problems and negatively impacting the academic performance of our children.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 4:43pm
The results of a scientific research study on Benchmark Education's Benchmark Literacy reading program among K6 students in several Virginia schools showed that the program helped 11 percent more students score proficient or advanced on Virginia's SOL test than their state’s average.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 4:26pm
The school populations of Nevada and Arizona are expected to increase by 20 percent in the next decade—but these states also are in the bottom 10 on the list of per-pupil spending.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 11:30pm
A controversial bill allowing people to keep guns locked and out of sight in parked cars on school property passed the Indiana House, with mostly Republican support.