Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:56pm
Many “failing” Nevada school were given a pass under the state’s new accountability system, according to a recently released national report.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:52pm
The Nebraska Department of Education took a step Monday toward creating a system to hold schools accountable for student achievement by combining what are now numerous rankings into just a few classifications.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:48pm
Portland Public Schools and its teachers union were unable to reach a deal despite a 21-hour marathon bargaining session, and both sides are now figuring out what to do next.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:45pm
Proponents of a voucher-like program are preparing to make them available to more than 400,000 students statewide now that court challenges to the initial program have been rebuffed.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:35pm
In a state besieged by budget cuts and where per-pupil spending is among the lowest in the nation, dozens of schools converted to charters in the 1990s and 2000s in search of a funding boost.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:32pm
As public schools nationwide embrace instruction via iPads, laptops and other technologies, many are realizing they lack the necessary broadband speed to perform even simple functions.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:26pm
Teacher apprenticeship can take many different forms, but at its core it means pairing a beginner teacher with an experienced “master teacher” who can both demonstrate effective teaching techniques—a good transition between a lesson and independent practice, for example—and then help the beginner adopt these techniques, reflect on them, and eventually forge his or her own unique style.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:31pm
In this month's Wonder of Wireless video series and on its blog, CTIA-The Wireless Association shows how consumers may make the most of the educational opportunities of wireless, as well parental controls that monitor and manage children's wireless use to encourage responsible habits.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:29pm
Making students care about school enough to give their best effort is an intractable problem for both parents and teachers. Research shows that many diligent, good students find a sharp fall off in motivation in the middle-school years.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 4:22pm
Acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq has announced that 42 schools will share $1.7 million in funding for the purchase of equipment for career and technical education programs.