Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 2:17pm
Teachers worry that upcoming online exams may unfairly assess student progress and understanding, or worse, that students will be penalized by unforeseen and all-too-common problems in being connected to the Internet as states and school districts work to upgrade lesson plans and infrastructure.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 2:11pm
After an oft-heated community debate over how to solve overcrowding at an elementary school in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the city said Monday it will build an annex with about 19 classrooms and a multipurpose room on the site of the current school.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:56pm
Dozens of pre-kindergartners were suspended last school year in Maryland, with the most suspensions in Baltimore, highlighting a little-known practice that some education experts say is too extreme for toddlers who are just being introduced to educational settings.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:50pm
The Buffalo Public Schools’ top administrator in charge of school turnaround plans has been forced to resign a day after state officials told district leaders about serious problems in instruction, leadership and Central Office support at three underachieving schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:47pm
Beginning in the fall of 2009 and ending in 2012, principals in 73 Miami-Dade schools identified and transferred 375 low-performing teachers “in the best interest” of the school district. The result: Test scores improved notably under new teachers who stepped in to replace those transferred.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:26pm
School officials are anecdotally reporting an increase in marijuana-related incidents in middle and high schools after the 2010 regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and the 2012 vote to legalize recreational marijuana.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:23pm
Some classrooms in Minneapolis’ most struggling schools could soon have two teachers as the district turns to drastic steps to boost achievement in the wake of a new report showing academic results for minority students continue to lag.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:20pm
Even controlling for income, achievement gaps between black and white students and Hispanic and white students persist, evidenced by a recent analysis of standardized test results in Ohio. In that study, poor white kids outperformed black kids from both poor and wealthy families.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:12pm
In mathematics education we suffer from the widespread, distinctly American idea that only some people can be “math people.” The Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:31am
With the renewed interest and necessity of college and career readiness offerings, districts are searching for a partner that can help their students and support their administrations’ goals.