Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 3:56pm
Administrators have been drafting new finals guidelines for this fall. The plan calls for mandatory final exams in every subject every semester in addition to taking away exemptions that allow students to bypass final exams if they have a certain grade or attendance record.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 3:23pm
The rollout of the Common Core State Standards in classrooms nationwide this school year has been “bumpy” as states struggle to provide professional development for teachers, align curricular materials and create assessments that adequately measure the standards, according to a report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 1:43pm
In an effort to make college a possibility for all students, particularly students who would be first in their families to attend college, Hobsons announced the release of the Naviance College and Career Readiness Curriculum, a blended learning college and career readiness solution for students in middle and high school.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 1:36pm
A first-of-its-kind online learning platform--developed by a special education teacher--is bringing critical digital and life skills to Philadelphia students with autism and developmental disorders.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:57pm
The newly redesigned SAT will be more in line with the Common Core standards. Beginning in 2016, it will test students on what they’re learning from their high school curriculum and measure skills needed for college and career readiness.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:55am
Some of the world’s most powerful companies are increasing their influence in K12 education by funding programs that blend workforce development with public service.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:41am
Few topics generate as much debate in education as homework. Experts disagree on its educational value, and research offers little clarification. Teachers and parents vary in how much homework they think children should do. So where do principals fit into the homework system?
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:33am
When planning the implementation of a huge technology initiative, where audio enhancement and camera technologies would be placed in 552 classrooms over the summer of 2013, one school district's technology director says he knew that the key to success was rethinking how professional learning is delivered.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:39am
For parents in many Massachusetts towns, writing a check for school-bus transportation is routine. But as painful as those bus fees may be, it could be worse: We could be writing checks so that our children can climb on school buses papered with ads.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 12:20am
Although the total number of suspensions in Rhode Island public schools has declined dramatically, minority students are suspended at disproportionately higher rates than their white peers, according to the Rhode Island Affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.