Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 9:47pm
A bill was advanced to tweak how letter grades are given to schools based on year-end testing and graduation rates. One change would end the practice of giving an automatic F grade if schools fail to test at least 95 percent of students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:56pm
The school board passed a resolution opposing the state’s plan to offer pay raises to top teachers in return for giving up tenure rights. They charged that the new contracts would hurt teachers’ morale, inhibit their spirit of collaboration and would not fairly pay enough teachers for their hard work.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:36pm
Rep. Rick Stream, the House budget committee chairman, proposed increasing K12 public schools' funding at Governor Nixon’s recommended amount of $278 million for fiscal year 2015—but only if Nixon’s revenue estimate of 5.2 percent growth proves true.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:18pm
Recognizing school boards for taking bold and innovative steps to advance public education, the grand prize Magna Awards winners are St. Charles Parish Public Schools in Luling, La., Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Medina, N.Y. and Kent School District in Kent, Wash.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 3:00pm
Saying its college admission exams do not focus enough on the important academic skills, the College Board announced a fundamental rethinking of the SAT, eliminating obligatory essays, ending the longstanding penalty for guessing wrong and cutting obscure vocabulary words.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:27pm
Janice Wycoff will start her new term as superintendent at Clear Fork Valley Local Schools on August 1. David Ritter, interim superintendent at Clear Fork, will stay in that position until Wycoff begins.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:18pm
SAU 50, which serves the communities of Greenland, New Castle, Rye and Newington, has selected Salvatore Petralia to fill the superintendent position held by Dr. George Cushing, who is retiring at the end of June.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 2:08pm
Dell has named a group of 12 young leaders under the age of 22 Dell Youth Innovation Advisors. They will contribute to the company’s technology and solutions strategy in the education sector and serve as advocates for the student voice to ensure Dell is providing students with the tools they need to succeed.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 1:58pm
The online professional learning company has launched a skills assessment feature for its technology training that enables users to gauge their progress mastering the skills taught through Atomic Learning's library of tutorials.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:04am
STEM professionals are meeting face-to-face with students to talk about their jobs virtually through connections made through Nepris. The company matches STEM professionals to K12 classrooms with interactive sessions and project mentoring using the teacher's specific session and subject requests.