Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 9:44am
Discipline is in response to tweets Winston Brooks exchanged with a TV reporter in which the superintendent likened state Public Education Department chief Hanna Skandera to barnyard animals.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 12:23pm
The combination of before- and after-school offerings gives Angevine's 600 students the option to spend eight hours at school, for an extended day that school leaders hope will lead to higher achievement and more student engagement.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 12:22pm
While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Sun, 11/10/2013 - 12:20pm
All of them, along with Bill Anderson of the nonprofit advocacy group MeckEd, agreed that families want high-quality choices for their children. But they voiced different views on the benefits and drawbacks of North Carolina’s options.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:47pm
The books had been removed -- "banned" in the eyes of Latino activists -- thanks to a conservative backlash against ethnic studies and the Tucson district’s Mexican American studies program.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:45pm
New data released Thursday by the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the nation's report card, show that Alaska is progressing at a much slower pace than most of the nation in both reading and math.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:42pm
Some school nurses are no longer sending home the dreaded "lice note" to other parents with kids in the classroom, alerting them to the possibility of lice in their own child's precious locks. The policy shift is designed to help keep children from missing class, shield children with lice from embarrassment and protect their privacy.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:40pm
A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a research group, finds that most states now demand that student achievement should be a significant factor in teacher evaluations (see chart). Only Alabama, California, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Texas and Vermont have no formal policy.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:35pm
It’s discouraging the state would pass up an opportunity to invest in its youngest residents at an age when the return on investment is highest.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 11/08/2013 - 4:32pm
It is in everyone’s interest to ensure our youth are well educated. It is everyone’s responsibility to offer a helping hand and get involved. Youth need support from the time they are in preschool to ensure success in high school and beyond. A critical juncture is 4th grade reading proficiency.