Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:30pm
Weld North Holdings has acquired a 100 percent interest in two Utah-based companies. Imagine Learning designs and develops language and literacy software for struggling readers, early childhood students and the English-language learner student population. Truenorthlogic is SaaS-based K12 talent management provider.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:17pm
Journalist Anya Kamenetz says the fallout from test scores goes deeper than most realize. “It really only takes one school to be threatened with closing to destabilize an entire urban district,” she says. Her upcoming book, "The Test," is an analysis of educational assessment.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 11:54pm
Pittsburgh public schools are in need of innovation. A 30-person team of teachers, community leaders and officials, formulated by the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers and Great Public Schools, hopes to analyze a community-learning school model that has proven to be successful in Cincinnati school districts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 4:01pm
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:18pm
The New York State United Teachers cited the "failed" rollout of Common Core academic standards, and related student tests and teacher evaluations, in calling for removal of New York Education Commissioner John B. King Jr.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:14pm
About 70 percent of the city’s schools were considered segregated in 1972, when parents filed the lawsuit that prompted a federal judge to order the district to desegregate. An analysis found that in 2012, 70 percent of schools in the city were segregated.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:08pm
One hundred ninth-graders will effectively start college this fall when they enter a six-year academy where they will earn an associate's degree upon graduation and a chance to be "first in line" for a job at IBM.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 1:01pm
Twenty-seven states mandate that schools provide programs or services to gifted children. Michigan is not among that group. Nor is Michigan among the 32 states that have a mandate to identify children who are gifted.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 04/06/2014 - 12:24am
The Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education inked a 3-year contract with Dr. Maura J. Zinni to serve as the new superintendent effective as of July 1.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 04/05/2014 - 11:03pm
Top education officials are dispelling rumors that they’re interested in becoming West Virginia’s next superintendent of schools. Superintendent Jim Phares announced his plans to retire this summer—an expected move, since he committed to serve in the position only temporarily after the firing of then-Superintendent Jorea Marple in late 2012.