Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:26pm
School officials are anecdotally reporting an increase in marijuana-related incidents in middle and high schools after the 2010 regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries and the 2012 vote to legalize recreational marijuana.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:23pm
Some classrooms in Minneapolis’ most struggling schools could soon have two teachers as the district turns to drastic steps to boost achievement in the wake of a new report showing academic results for minority students continue to lag.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:20pm
Even controlling for income, achievement gaps between black and white students and Hispanic and white students persist, evidenced by a recent analysis of standardized test results in Ohio. In that study, poor white kids outperformed black kids from both poor and wealthy families.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 12:12pm
In mathematics education we suffer from the widespread, distinctly American idea that only some people can be “math people.” The Common Core's approach to the discipline could correct these misperceptions.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:31am
With the renewed interest and necessity of college and career readiness offerings, districts are searching for a partner that can help their students and support their administrations’ goals.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:28am
Designed and configured in partnership with Atlantic Computing Technology Corp., the new Wi-Fi infrastructure simplifies network management and empowers teachers and students to fully leverage technology such as iPads and Apple TVs in a dynamic learning environment.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:26am
Teen bullying victims now have a voice, thanks to a new partnership forged by One Call Now. The message notification provider recently signed Sibling Rivalry, a Magnolia, Texas group to be the official “spokesband” for their Safe School Helpline.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:22am
Fold ‘N Go™ is Old El Paso®’s first breakfast item for K-12 foodservice; each pouch has eight grams of protein, two grams of fiber and 10 percent of the daily value of calcium.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:19am
Kate Coombs, curriculum director at Gibbs Smith Education, will present “Getting History Write: Common Core Strategies for Your Classroom,” which focuses on using writing to enhance student learning about history. Coombs will debunk five common myths about writing instruction, offer teachers the opportunity to participate in a brief model writing activity, and provide purposeful strategies to help students improve their writing—especially about primary sources.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 11:16am
To support its teachers in creating instructional environments designed to improve English emergent literacy skills for this student population, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) has announced plans to adopt StudySync district-wide as an essential component of its school’s language arts program.