Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:08pm
Guided by AASL’s “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs”, the NSLPY award seeks to reward and promote exemplary programs that empower learners to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information. Each winning school library program will receive $10,000, plus a crystal statue.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:06pm
Some physicians concede the five-second rule has been bandied about as symbolic to a defense against burgeoning numbers of children developing food allergies, particularly potentially deadly nut allergies.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 3:05pm
Held at Grand Prairie High School and streamed live nationwide, the event featured both national and state education and business leaders, elected officials and students who discussed the challenges facing the next generation and the skills required to address them, as well as the critical role that digital learning plays in preparing Texas students to meet those challenges.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:49pm
Unrelated to new technologies, or digital literacy, 21st Century Skills are all about desirable character traits. I’m all for a move away from dependence on standardized test scores, but the focus on “character” is suspect.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:46pm
The Boston Globe worked with two professors from the College of the Holy Cross to build an online tool, Dreamschool Finder, to help parents locate the public school system that best suits their kids.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:41pm
"It's called "leveling" – the process the Philadelphia School District uses in mid-October to shift teachers based on enrollment fluxes. In the past, the district often hired more teachers to resolve problems of overcrowded classrooms.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 2:38pm
With early admission deadlines looming for hundreds of thousands of students, the new version of the online Common Application shared by more than 500 colleges and universities has been plagued by numerous malfunctions.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 1:29pm
Oklahoma Superintendent Joe Kitchens is focusing on a strong telecommunications network and analyzing student data through various platforms to raise his district's 63 percent graduation rate.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 1:21pm
As widespread adoption of the Common Core State Standards moves ever closer, the initiative is coming under attack from both the left and right. But school district leaders must ignore the politics and focus on the practical realities of implementation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 10/14/2013 - 12:59pm
Innovations ranging from on-board music to digital mapping and alternative fuels are making long bus rides better experiences for students while also helping districts make transportation more efficient.