Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:52pm
Members of the board heard a presentation from Amy Edmonds of the Wyoming Liberty Group. The former state representative from Cheyenne spoke against the standards at a Tuesday board meeting.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:51pm
The system will gauge both "professional practice" and student growth over each school year, with the professional practice portion of the grade based primarily on classroom observation by administrators.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:49pm
That's what parents are asking after hearing about a Long Island middle school's decision to ban most balls during recess and also require supervision of tag, even cartwheels, due to safety concerns.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:40pm
According to a recent test taken by 157,000 people worldwide, Americans are below average in our ability to read, compute and problem solve. And before you shake your heads and say, "These kids today," be aware that this test was given to adults, people between the ages of 16 and 65.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:37pm
Sex education curriculums are often characterized by opponents as programs that, by imparting sexual information and distributing contraceptives, simply encourage teenage sex. But actually, teens who have taken such a curriculum are more likely both to delay sexual activity and to use contraception correctly when they do have sex.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:36pm
This new model of schooling is exploding onto the U.S. education scene. Off-the-shelf courses, facilitated by distant and often lower-skilled educators, are much cheaper than running a physical school, meaning there are big profits to be made.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:29pm
About 100 Unity students may spend the entire academic year attending school in nearby Claremont due to construction delays at the new elementary school.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 4:25pm
The bond will be used to build 11 elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools, do major renovations to six schools and smaller upgrades to dozens of others and purchase land for future schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 11:33am
The General Education Development test for high school dropouts is becoming more difficult, more expensive, and available only on computer. Two alternative tests are set to enter the market from different providers, and states such as New York are abandoning the GED entirely.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 10/08/2013 - 3:59pm
Four separate strategy sessions, comprised of some of the world’s leading experts, will take on issues relating to: parental choice, teacher quality and developing strong school leaders. On October 17-18, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, chairman of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, will host the organization’s sixth annual marquee education event.