Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 6:01pm
Led by White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass, Chefs Move to Schools links chefs to schools in their communities to improve child nutrition, teach children about healthy lifestyles, and help combat childhood obesity.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:57pm
As a Platinum Level Year-Round Sponsor, Follett – whose products and services help improve learning for 35 million students in 147 countries – will provide financial, philosophical, and in-kind support for NAEYC’s important work, and will distribute NAEYC publications.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:48pm
Think Through Math (TTM), the Web-based solution that provides comprehensive math instruction and practice for students in grades 3 through Algebra 1, kicked off its 4th annual “Time for Giving” contest this month. Throughout November, THINK Nation students have been donating their "THINK points" – the points they earn by completing sections of the program – to a featured charity of the week.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 5:42pm
Additionally, the company raised $3.5 million in a Series A funding round led by Ricardo A. Sagrera of Viceroy Ventures with participation from Joel Greenblatt of Gotham Capital; Chuck Strauch, former Chairman & CEO, PairGain Technologies; Dan Nir of Sargent Capital; Lisa Lippman of Brown Harris Stevens; Paul Appelbaum, Co-Founder of Seamless.com; and education technology angel investor, Zac Zeitlin, among others.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 4:01pm
Missing just a few days of class in sixth grade can predict whether you’ll graduate from high school. That research powers a national anti-dropout effort that’s making a difference in Seattle.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:59pm
After declaring all 9th-grade seats filled for 2013-14, disappointing hundreds of applicants, two of the city's most popular public high schools quietly admitted at least 85 more students, according to the Recovery School District.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:49pm
Philadelphia-based Education Law Center cites poor academic performance, high student turnover, fraud charges involving former officials at two cybers, and the $366.6 million cost of the 15 cyber charters already operating in the state.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:48pm
Social conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education have delayed approval of a high school biology textbook, pending a review by experts, citing concerns about the book's lessons on evolution.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:46pm
Since 1989, Arkansas has spent more than $1 billion on desegregation efforts in three school districts. The lawsuit was filed in 1982, but its roots extend to the integration of Little Rock public schools in 1957.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 3:45pm
The majority of low-performing schools that received financial assistance from the federal government two years ago made gains in reading and math scores, but about one-third of the schools actually declined or showed no improvement.