Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 9:35pm
The upcoming ruling on a landmark school funding case could force lawmakers to spend $600 million more annually on education. The lawsuit alleges that the Legislature abandoned its constitutional obligation to suitably fund elementary and secondary schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:12pm
A Palm Beach County School Board proposal would divide the county into four or five regional zones. Students would still get assigned to specific schools, but their parents could more easily opt out and choose from other schools in their area.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:08pm
A National Center for Education Statistics survey reported that over half the nation's public schools need to be repaired, renovated or modernized. Getting these schools in good condition would cost about $197 billion.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 4:02pm
Research from the Education Commission of the States shows students enrolled in dual programs that allow high school students to complete post-secondary or career and technical training credits are more likely to graduate high school and enroll in a higher education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:57pm
Staff Development for Educators' seminar on Early Numeracy Success! Strategies for Building a Strong Math Foundation seminar, offered this spring for educators of grades K2, is designed to take the guess work out of how to teach math content the way today's rigorous standards require.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:37pm
The Putnam County Board of Education is searching for two people to fill assistant superintendent slots–one for curriculum and instruction and one for human resources and operations–that have been vacant for more than a year.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:31pm
Ultimately, the entire funding system needs to be restructured in a way that emphasizes results, accountability and an appropriate balance between paying teachers well while also respecting taxpayers and protecting N.Y.'s economy.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:22pm
Here is an idea to promote educational productivity: School boards should invest in the arts, which have been proven to enhance the learning process, stimulate the brain, assist lower-socioeconomic students and increase standardized test scores.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:18pm
Though a new law removes algebra II as a core requirement for a high school diploma, many Texas universities say they will not change their admissions standards to drop the advanced math course anytime soon.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:14pm
The summer programs in seven school districts, which are part of the National Summer Learning Association's New Vision for Summer School Network, will include free, unlimited access to Capstone's myON with thousands of enhanced digital books and tracking and measurement tools.