Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:59pm
Now that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has left office, speculation is rife about his legacy, particularly on education, a signature issue during his three-term mayoralty. But experts searching for clues as to the administration’s impact on education in test scores, dropout numbers, graduation rates and countless other measures are missing the real story.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:55pm
For his education secretary, Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe has picked someone steeped in Virginia government: Anne Holton. The former Virginia first lady is the wife of Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, himself a past Virginia governor; the daughter of another former governor, Linwood Holton; and a onetime judge on Richmond's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 2:49pm
HMH was recognized for helping to transform learning environments by driving the conversation around sustainability education and the Common Core.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 2:46pm
With books increasingly moving to digital formats, Follett has been at the forefront of the transition with tools and solutions that help customers access and integrate the new forms of content within schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 2:19pm
The “Tweet of the Month” program will kick off in January, featuring an inspiring student tweet and rewarding winners with a special swag bag and online recognition.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:17am
The camp, offered at no charge to Connecticut high school seniors and college freshmen with exceptional math skills, gave them an insider’s look at the role they could play within the insurance sector if they were to pursue a career as an actuary.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:29pm
The results of the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress were “encouraging but modest,” according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Eighth graders made small gains in reading and mathematics, while fourth graders improved slightly in math but not reading.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:26pm
Reports of districts eliminating school nurses or replacing them with unlicensed staffers are increasing nationwide, and student health care is suffering as a result, nursing advocates say.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:25pm
Donald Brann, state trustee of Inglewood USD, has only been on the job six months, but already teachers and administrators are seeing that things are different from what they used to be.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 3:21pm
Tough economic conditions and shrinking revenues have increased competition for public funds. As a result, school districts are under intense scrutiny from state regulators and local taxpayers; any fiscal mismanagement receives harsh criticism.