Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 3:22pm
The Florida House's Justice Appropriations Subcommittee approved a bill that would allow local school boards or principals to designate employees—typically former or current law enforcement officers—to carry guns on campus. If passed, HB 753 would require trained officials to complete 40 hours of school safety training.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:25pm
In the 2012-2013 school year, the total number of North Carolina's reportable acts of school crime and violence, suspensions and the use of corporal punishment continue their downward trend. According to the 2012-2013 Consolidated Data Report presented to State Board of Education, expulsions did increase.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:14pm
In Los Angeles Unified, the nation's second-largest school system, students throw out at least $100,000 worth of food a day, amounting to over $18 million a year. The district is exploring different options to reduce the food piling up in school trash cans.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:57pm
Maryland's General Assembly has passed a bill that could raise costs for school construction. The measure would require all school construction projects that get at least 25 percent of their money from the state to pay workers the prevailing wage.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:30pm
A range of new policies and training techniques are changing the way schools try to prevent or respond to fighting. Several schools are now spelling out the steps teachers need to take when a fight breaks out.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:21pm
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:17pm
Ricoh Americas Corporation launched its Ricoh Testing and Grading Solution to enable educators to create their own bubble-sheet optical mark recognition (OMR) tests, print them using a Ricoh multifunction product (MFP) and automatically grade tests using the MFP’s scanning capability.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:05am
Take the Vision K-20 Survey to monitor your school or district’s progress toward digital education goals! All who take this survey are entered to win one of twenty $25 Amazon gift cards.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:14pm
Northampton's school committee named John Provost, currently the superintendent of the North Brookfield Public Schools, as the city's new superintendent. He will replace Brian Salzer, who left the post for a job in Germany after only two years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:55pm
Making test scores too high a priority can ultimately limit students' real potential. Taking a broader perspective with a variety of enrichment options enhances not only test scores, but more important predictors of life success.