Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:22pm
Here is an idea to promote educational productivity: School boards should invest in the arts, which have been proven to enhance the learning process, stimulate the brain, assist lower-socioeconomic students and increase standardized test scores.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:18pm
Though a new law removes algebra II as a core requirement for a high school diploma, many Texas universities say they will not change their admissions standards to drop the advanced math course anytime soon.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 3:14pm
The summer programs in seven school districts, which are part of the National Summer Learning Association's New Vision for Summer School Network, will include free, unlimited access to Capstone's myON with thousands of enhanced digital books and tracking and measurement tools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 2:23pm
State Superintendent Flanagan, frustrated by the fiscal problems in our K12 system, suggested giving the authority to make these fiscal decisions to superintendents rather than local boards. At first blush, his idea may hold appeal.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:46pm
H&R Block recently introduced the "How Big is a Billion?" contest, a new educational program that asks teachers to turn the idea of $1 billion into a math assignment for a chance to win a $3,000 grant by March 14.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 1:13pm
New York Life Foundation announced a $4 million grant to After-School All-Stars, a nonprofit providing year-round, school-based, afterschool programs. The four-year grant will be used to support expansion to serve middle school youth in six new cities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:55pm
A bipartisan plan for paying for public schools emerged in the state House, offering a creative way to pay for $700 million in school construction by borrowing against $50 million a year in future state Lottery profits.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:51pm
Two state lawmakers have introduced a bill to allow them to present county voters with a 1-cent sales tax request for school construction needs on the November ballot. The bill would provide the penny-tax option to the state’s counties that do not raise a minimum amount in accommodation taxes.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:42pm
Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee objected to some K12 school building projects appearing on the design and construction list without appearing to go through the initial planning step under the established process.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 11:31pm
When does a local education fight become a national bellwether? When it touches a policy lightning rod, scrambles partisan allegiances and involves political actors who stand in for whole political ideologies.