Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:26pm
Technology provides students and teachers with the opportunity to access rich sources of academic content through both online and traditional classroom opportunities.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:25pm
It's encouraging that a national poll found that 76 percent of parents strongly or somewhat favor using public funds so all 4-year-olds in America can attend preschool.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:17pm
One final steel beam was lifted by crane Tuesday morning and placed on top of what will soon be the new Greenfield High School — a sign, to the people standing on the ground below, that the project continues to go as planned.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:15pm
Crystal Lake is just the latest example of municipal and academic leaders butting heads over school construction projects.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 2:17pm
Teachers worry that upcoming online exams may unfairly assess student progress and understanding, or worse, that students will be penalized by unforeseen and all-too-common problems in being connected to the Internet as states and school districts work to upgrade lesson plans and infrastructure.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 2:11pm
After an oft-heated community debate over how to solve overcrowding at an elementary school in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the city said Monday it will build an annex with about 19 classrooms and a multipurpose room on the site of the current school.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:56pm
Dozens of pre-kindergartners were suspended last school year in Maryland, with the most suspensions in Baltimore, highlighting a little-known practice that some education experts say is too extreme for toddlers who are just being introduced to educational settings.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:50pm
The Buffalo Public Schools’ top administrator in charge of school turnaround plans has been forced to resign a day after state officials told district leaders about serious problems in instruction, leadership and Central Office support at three underachieving schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 1:47pm
Beginning in the fall of 2009 and ending in 2012, principals in 73 Miami-Dade schools identified and transferred 375 low-performing teachers “in the best interest” of the school district. The result: Test scores improved notably under new teachers who stepped in to replace those transferred.
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.