Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:16pm
Education resources that cost money including class-size reduction or higher teacher salaries are linked positively with student outcomes. Things costing money benefit students, and there's little convincing evidence to suggest there are more cost-effective alternatives.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 3:01pm
These untested common standards will lead to standardized curriculum effectively pigeonholing students for a fixed role in society via a matrix of evaluations and examinations maintained in a database that will follow each student through adulthood.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:28am
Respondents to a recent Harris Poll survey believe there's a lot less respect in the hallways of the nation's schools than when they were students. The survey finds that fewer adults believe teachers respect parents or students—and that fewer believe parents and students respect teachers. In other words, just about every relationship in a school has soured a bit.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 7:17pm
The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education has approved $2.6 million in contracts to build an auxiliary gym at Kalamazoo Central High School and almost $900,000 in contracts to update Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary School.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 7:15pm
Costs can rise, and, because of a number of uncontrollable factors, completion dates are moving targets. Mary Todd, Tates Creek Middle, Cardinal Valley and Clays Mill all had 2012 completion dates.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:53pm
The 100-year-old Webster Groves High School is an important civic landmark in its St. Louis suburb. However, its antiquated infrastructure and classrooms ill-equipped for educational media were preventing the implementation of 21st-century learning models.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:51pm
Tales2Go is a Netflix-like subscription service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from popular publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond, giving users instant, unlimited and simultaneous access.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:50pm
Wisconsin's Pewaukee School District has won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the highest presidential honor given to U.S. organizations for high performance. It is the seventh public school district to earn the award for using results-driven business tactics to raise student achievement.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:49pm
The museum also announces its participation in Bank of America’s Museums on Us program in 2014. On the first full weekend of every month, admission to the Farnsworth is free to all Bank of America cardholders upon presentation of their card.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 4:47pm
School leaders and staff deal with emergencies frequently, but in an often inconsistent manner. Consistency in response can be enhanced by developing an emergency plan to deal with life-threatening medical emergencies and training staff.