DA Daily

Lauren Williams's picture

Calif. schools could lose federal funding over STAR test suspension

Hesitating to fully embrace a nationwide campaign to bolster schools' accountability, California has turned up its nose at federal carrots and now wants a reprieve from Uncle Sam's stick -- an entreaty that has so infuriated the Obama administration that it is threatening to withhold federal money from the state's schools.

Read more »

Lauren Williams's picture

Education should be about experimenting, listening to all sides

Without effective policy, any principal could try any new grading experiment, and have all students in a school receiving grades from the “pilot” without board knowledge or approval, or even superintendent knowledge or approval.

Read more »

Lauren Williams's picture

Michelle Rhee's plan for education reform takes the wrong path

None of these so-called reforms has moved the needle in a positive direction. It’s outrageous that outside lobbyists peddle this long-expired brand of education to communities with the message that it will be the elixir for what ails their public schools.

Read more »

Lauren Williams's picture

Becton (N.J.) officials discuss delayed school opening, construction issues

To make up for Becton's 10-day delayed opening due to construction, the official school calendar is now Sept. 18 through June 26, with a week added to June, half days of school for Martin Luther King and Presidents days, a half day on Dec. 20 and student day on Oct. 14, which was staff development day.

Read more »

Lauren Williams's picture

Decatur’s (Ala.) state of schools, five year strategic construction plan

Nichols says the system has spent the past year working on a strategic proposal called the ’2020 Plan’. During that time he says community involvement played a large role as nearly 1,000 community members provided feedback and suggestions.

Read more »

Lauren Williams's picture

Tyler Technologies announces 51 school districts live on Tyler SIS in time for school year

In all, 51 school districts went live on Tyler’s Student Information System (SIS) this summer, adding another 107,000 students and 7,000 teachers to Tyler’s system nationwide.

Lauren Williams's picture

ASCD kicks off yearlong "Membership Means More" Campaign, announces insurance benefits

ASCD, the international education leadership association, announced today new benefits available to current and future members as part of a yearlong rollout of new member perks and benefits during the association's "membership means more" campaign.

Lauren Williams's picture

Think Through Learning Inc. secures $5.6 Million in Series B Funding

Created by teachers and technologists, TTM provides supplemental math instruction and practice to help students in grades 3 through Algebra I prepare for the rigors of the Common Core State Standards, TEKS, and next-generation assessments.

Lauren Williams's picture

App reveals individualized ‘gifts’ and advantages of children living with ADD/HD

This App provides conscientious parents, educators and other caregivers with a more comprehensive and unbiased understanding of ADD/HD at large that negates common unfavorable labels and restrictive predispositions.

Lauren Williams's picture

General Mills Foodservice Awards $50,000 to K-12 schools through the National Dairy Council® Fuel UpTM Breakfast Grant Program

The Fuel Up™ Breakfast grant recipients will receive up to $2,000 to improve student access to nutritious foods such as low-fat and fat-free dairy products, whole grain cereals, and fruit.

Pages