Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 3:58pm
The anguished and often angry national debate over how to improve American educational standards, focused intently on grading students and teachers, mostly bypasses how the inequity of resources — starting at the youngest — inevitably affects the outcome.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 3:54pm
The elementary schools serve kindergarten through eighth grade. The school board recently decided though that it's time that the nearly 320 seventh and eighth graders get a school of their own.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 3:52pm
The Wells High School building project will begin construction in 2014 on 81,000 square feet of new classroom space and 39,000 square feet of renovated space which includes the gymnasium, cafeteria and auditorium.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 8:37pm
The school leaders will spend November 13-15 at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, located outside of Kansas City, MO, to explore US Army best practices in leadership development as it applies to their role as civilian education leaders preparing today’s students to be college, career and citizenship ready.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 8:35pm
The Time To Know platform – which has been shown to increase students' academic achievement and standardized test scores in pilots in Grand Prairie, Texas, and New York City – transforms the classroom by empowering teachers with the digital content and tools that they need to effectively drive student performance.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 8:31pm
This includes on-site training and consulting for schools and districts, professional development workshops for teachers and administrators, and publications and study-group resources to support professional development for K-8 educators.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 8:29pm
Reviewer comments included statements promoting the relevance and alignment of content. One reviewer stated, “[the program] provides thematic connections between fiction and non-fiction over multiple content areas” while another stated, “[the program] consistently provides on-demand writing opportunities throughout the program.”
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 8:26pm
The program expands the use of technology, digital devices and digital curriculum for 3,200 fifth grade students across 27 Broward County elementary schools. D5 students and teachers are accessing HMH’s celebrated core curriculum materials via Kno’s cutting-edge delivery platform on personal, district-issued laptops.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 8:22pm
The new professional learning program is available in many formats: online, interactive webinars, onsite sessions or custom packages. Participants will learn how to maximize the use of digital content to better address the new requirements and the depth and rigor of the Common Core State Standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 8:19pm
Lead2Feed is a teacher-led educational program that combines a Common Core State Standards-based curriculum on the topic of leadership along with the challenge of solving world hunger through service learning projects conducted by student teams.