Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:14pm
In Los Angeles Unified, the nation's second-largest school system, students throw out at least $100,000 worth of food a day, amounting to over $18 million a year. The district is exploring different options to reduce the food piling up in school trash cans.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:57pm
Maryland's General Assembly has passed a bill that could raise costs for school construction. The measure would require all school construction projects that get at least 25 percent of their money from the state to pay workers the prevailing wage.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:30pm
A range of new policies and training techniques are changing the way schools try to prevent or respond to fighting. Several schools are now spelling out the steps teachers need to take when a fight breaks out.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:21pm
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:17pm
Ricoh Americas Corporation launched its Ricoh Testing and Grading Solution to enable educators to create their own bubble-sheet optical mark recognition (OMR) tests, print them using a Ricoh multifunction product (MFP) and automatically grade tests using the MFP’s scanning capability.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:05am
Take the Vision K-20 Survey to monitor your school or district’s progress toward digital education goals! All who take this survey are entered to win one of twenty $25 Amazon gift cards.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:14pm
Northampton's school committee named John Provost, currently the superintendent of the North Brookfield Public Schools, as the city's new superintendent. He will replace Brian Salzer, who left the post for a job in Germany after only two years.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:55pm
Making test scores too high a priority can ultimately limit students' real potential. Taking a broader perspective with a variety of enrichment options enhances not only test scores, but more important predictors of life success.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:47pm
The North Brunswick Board of Education has approved a tentative budget for 2014-2015 that would raise school taxes by 2 percent and includes $11.95 million in state aid. In addition to filling several new therapist, administrative and aide positions, the district will be adding more than 10 teachers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 04/01/2014 - 10:39pm
After a decade of not opening any schools, Pinellas County wants to launch a third new school this year. The plan came about after Gulf Coast Academy, an alternative charter high school for at-risk students in Largo, decided to close its doors. Two other charters are also calling it quits this summer.