Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:46am
The total unfunded liability of U.S. teacher pensions is currently anywhere from $390 billion to $1 trillion, according to recent estimates.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:42am
Bullies may use text messages to harass their classmates. But many school districts now have anonymous texting systems that let students alert administrators to the bullies themselves.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:30am
In his first speech dedicated to education, Mayor Vince Gray refrained from laying out any dramatic new proposals, instead highlighting the city's recent successes in public education and stressing the need for continuity.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:13am
Washington state Superintendent Randy Dorn has repeatedly told lawmakers that anything less than $1.4 billion in new revenue over the next biennium will not satisfy even the minimum requirements of the 2007 McCleary lawsuit, requires the state to live up to its constitutional duty to make ample provision for the education of all Washington children.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 9:37am
The U.S. education system is slipping behind other nations, and the widening achievement gap between rich and poor students is threatening the country's global competitiveness, according to a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 6:13pm
In Maryland, a group of students ponder which depiction of the Nativity shows true beauty: A 14th-century Giotto, a 16th-century Barocci or a 20th-century William Congdon. The students attend just one of several hundred “classical” schools around the country—institutions designed to reflect the history of Western civilization, rather than the latest classroom trends.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 2:26pm
School supply lists have been a staple of the back-to-school experience for millions of families for decades, and Mead® and Five Star® notebooks and accessories have been on those lists as brands teachers trust and recommend for just as long. Now – through the new TeacherLists.com service – those lists are easier for teachers to post and share and easier for parents to find.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 2:21pm
Many Common Core States Have Yet to Define a Common Core-worthy Diploma,” found that of the 45 states that have voluntarily adopted Common Core, only 11 have aligned their graduation requirements in mathematics with those standards.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 1:58pm
Insight Education Group, K-12 education’s partner in connecting teacher effectiveness and the Common Core, is thrilled to announce its flagship Common Core solution, myCore, which offers teachers on-demand support in creating rigorous, engaging, standards-aligned lessons.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 1:21pm
A new report argues that humanities and social sciences are as essential to the country's economic and civic future as science and technology. The study, commissioned in 2010 by a bipartisan group of members of the Congress and conducted by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, comes at a time when the value of liberal arts is being challenged.