Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 6:03pm
Without fanfare, the district posted an official “request for proposals” to its website Monday that invites charter schools to apply to open shop in what the school district has identified as priority neighborhoods—large swaths of the Southwest and Northwest sides.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 5:58pm
Two recent events – one on the east coast and one on the west coast – raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 5:56pm
The text books will change, the teachers will be different, and the course offerings will vary, but the basics of what is taught and what students are expected to learn will be consistent.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 5:53pm
Thanks to the $147 million in Base Realignment and Closure funds received recently by the Huntsville, Madison and Madison County school districts, new and renovated schools will reshape learning opportunities for local school children for years to come.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 5:52pm
The board unanimously approved resolutions to use part of the district’s building fund levy to issue bonds to pay for the school; apply for a state school construction loan; and allow the district to reimburse itself for costs tied to construction (such as initial architectural work) taken on before bonds are issued.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:20pm
E-book offerings published under HBG's Little, Brown Books for Young Readers imprint include noteworthy books such as the Ninth Ward (Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book Award) and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (National Book Award Winner).
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:18pm
ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has been awarded a two-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide educators with free, ongoing virtual professional development (PD) trainings on the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:17pm
During an awards ceremony Tuesday night at BBVA Compass Plaza, Westside High School graduates Alex Suryapranata and Mateo Valencia, along with Sharpstown International School graduate Dora "Edith" Almazan, each received a $5,000 scholarship after completing a financial education course in high school. All three recipients plan to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 4:14pm
Ruiz was one of six finalists out of more than 140,000 students from across the country who entered the U.S. competition to demonstrate their skills at Microsoft desktop computing applications. Finalists took timed exams and conducted interviews to prove their expertise.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 6:23pm
A Nebraska superintendent has added his own program to the increasing number of academies designed to teach his peers critical management skills that they may not have learned during their formal education.