Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:11pm
Norfolk is teaming with S. B. Ballard Construction Co. to build five new schools for the city within the next four to five years. Three local architectural firms are working with Ballard on the design for the schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:48pm
In South Carolina, a bill was advanced through the Senate Finance Committee that would allow school districts in all of the state’s 46 counties to ask voters to approve a 1 cent sales tax for building projects.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:47pm
Tales2Go, a provider of audio books for early childhood programs and primary schools, is partnering with MetaMetrics to add Lexile measures to provide Tales2Go subscribers better search options to find appropriate audio book matches for individual students or grades.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:34pm
Edgenuity is offering new, dual credit general education courses through a partnership with Sophia. The 11 online courses can be taught and led by on-site teachers at a school or district or by Edgenuity’s virtual instructors.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:29pm
Providing disadvantaged students with high-quality teachers does not guarantee their schooling success, but it certainly goes a long way towards increasing the odds that they will do well school, go on to college and lead productive lives.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:21pm
Voters in Schenectady approved $70 million in capital improvements in the district to deal with anticipated growth and to renovate aging school buildings. The district is counting on $66.5 million in state building aid and $3.5 million in EXCEL money to cover the full amount of the project.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:55pm
Mascots with names like the Orientals and the Redskins will no longer be cheering on student athletes in some schools. Districts across the county are coming under fire from civil rights groups for perpetuating negative cultural stereotypes that could impact students’ view of a diverse society.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:22pm
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:20pm
The nation's most segregated schools aren't in the deep south–they're in New York, according to a report released by the University of California, Los Angeles' Civil Rights Project. In particular, 19 out of New York City's 32 Community School Districts had 10 percent or fewer white students in 2010.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:37am
A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Center for American Progress finds school board members with a background in public education are not better informed than their colleagues. It also suggests the makeup of local school boards can have a measurable effect on student achievement.