Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:34pm
New rules from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will slowly eliminate unhealthy foods in schools starting July 1. The agency and the White House also announced a proposal to phase out advertising of those foods at schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:09am
The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the filmmakers to distribute copies of the film, book and study guide 12 Years a Slave to public high schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:02am
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a series of videos that spotlight key takeaways from the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report > 2013 K-12 Edition and CoSN’s accompanying annual Horizon Report: K-12 Edition Toolkit.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:56pm
Rather than waiting around a few more decades for some elusive federal know-how to miraculously kick in, we should turn to the states for evidence of actual academic improvement, particularly among disadvantaged students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:51pm
State Sen. Greg Smith has proposed adding mandatory fingerprinting and background checks for custodians, cooks and other people who have contact with students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:50pm
This month Alpine became the first Utah school district to test Gatekeeper Systems cameras, which use infrared light to capture snapshots of license plates as vehicles illegally pass stopped buses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:49pm
Two education organizations are conducting a state-wide campaign to visit more than a dozen school districts and gain first-hand knowledge of cuts to programs, staff and resources.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:48pm
A divided federal appeals court said an Indiana school district's policy requiring that boys who want to play interscholastic basketball cut their hair short violated federal equal protection laws.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:46pm
School leaders around the country are tearing up their calendars to cram in more teaching time after extreme numbers of weather cancellations. But a few are trying something different: virtual school days that continue learning while staff and students are stuck at home.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:45pm
The bond proposal includes $197 million for student growth, $666 million for facility renovations and $72 million for transportation upgrades, $217 million for technology and $55 million for security.