Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 3:15pm
The International Reading Association (IRA) announced that it has become a partner of America’s Promise Alliance (America’s Promise) and will work with the Alliance to help reduce the nation’s high school dropout rate and ensure that America’s children and youth have the resources they need to lead healthy, successful lives.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 3:06pm
The Motion Picture Association of America, along with the Recording Industry Association of America and the nation's main Internet service providers, is quietly backing another controversial push to educate schoolchildren about the evils of copyright piracy.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 3:00pm
The President John F. Kennedy students learn about today is not their grandparents’ J.F.K. In a high school textbook written by John M. Blum in 1968, Kennedy was a tragic hero, cut down too soon. By the mid-’80s, that heady excitement was a distant memory, and Kennedy a diminished one.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 2:40pm
Days after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Bridgeport Superintendent of Schools Paul Vallas would be his running mate next fall, officials in that state are raising a question already asked -- but some say not fully answered -- in Connecticut.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 2:37pm
The Los Angeles school district is putting the brakes on a project to give an iPad to each student, a $1 billion initiative that is the largest rollout of its kind in the nation and has been plagued by students hacking the devices' security features.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 2:34pm
Bay Area technology company SST has unveiled a gunshot detection system that they hope helps police respond faster in the case of mass shootings such as the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, but privacy advocates expressed concerns about the surveillance technology.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 2:26pm
Discussions of reading, especially public policy discussions, focus almost exclusively on its utilitarian value. What’s missing is the pleasure readers derive from the reading they do.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 2:20pm
The nation’s teacher education programs are in disarray. Many programs have low admission and graduation standards, weak curricula, inadequate clinical experience, faculty who are out of touch with practice and limited contact with schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 12:27pm
Rooted in the four pillars of fit – mood, move, food and recharge – fit 4 the classroom helps to promote healthy habits among students with dynamic, cross-curricular lesson plans and videos that span across science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects aligned to national education standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 12:24pm
To support EL students at Compton and other schools and districts around the country, WriteToLearn now features a selection of enhanced essay writing prompts targeted specifically at this special population. These prompts provide students with feedback that focuses on the fundamentals of writing including language usage, sentence correctness, mechanics and ordering of ideas.