Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 4:35pm
After years of buying land to build new schools, the Broward School District is now looking to unload some parcels. The student boom has ended and there is not enough money to maintain the district's 2,400 buildings, some in desperate need of repair. So three separate lots—in Plantation, Fort Lauderdale and Oakland Park—will be sold for more than $10 million.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sat, 01/04/2014 - 4:27pm
Mac & trees—macaroni and cheese with broccoli—roasted parsnip chips, strawberry and spinach salad and green monster pops were already on the menu at some Vermont schools that have done away with frozen chicken nuggets and fish sticks. Now those creative cooks are sharing their healthful recipes with other schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 9:37pm
The new leader of the nation's biggest public school system started her job with storm clouds brewing—the clouds that had a new city administration weighing whether to call a snow day for 1.1 million students. But Carmen Farina had a sunny smile for the middle schoolers she visited on her first day as schools chancellor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 9:27pm
There may be some good news for kids complaining that their school lunches are unappetizing and leaving them hungry. U.S. regulators said they were permanently relaxing school meal rules that were designed to combat childhood obesity by reining in calories and portion sizes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 9:24pm
Providing high-quality early childhood education to all American children from birth to age three has the potential to close the achievement gap between high- and low-income kids at ages three and five, according to new research by Greg J. Duncan and Aaron J. Sojourner.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 9:11pm
Math instruction is changing—and for the better, says Nancy Pfaff, a Lake Washington School District teacher who has won a prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Instruction. Pfaff learned last week that she is one of two teachers in Washington state to receive a Presidential Award this year, one of the highest honors for U.S. math and science teachers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 9:07pm
The Board of Ethics opted this week to incorporate a second ethics complaint against a new Board of Education member. The complaints were made against Gregory Beck, 26, who is also a town emergency services dispatcher, for his Facebook comment related to the anniversary of the Newtown shooting tragedy.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:59pm
Now that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has left office, speculation is rife about his legacy, particularly on education, a signature issue during his three-term mayoralty. But experts searching for clues as to the administration’s impact on education in test scores, dropout numbers, graduation rates and countless other measures are missing the real story.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:55pm
For his education secretary, Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe has picked someone steeped in Virginia government: Anne Holton. The former Virginia first lady is the wife of Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, himself a past Virginia governor; the daughter of another former governor, Linwood Holton; and a onetime judge on Richmond's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 2:49pm
HMH was recognized for helping to transform learning environments by driving the conversation around sustainability education and the Common Core.