Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 08/22/2013 - 2:05pm
There are all kinds of geeky ways teachers can use technology to help their students perform better and learn more. One big problem, however, is that often, instructors either don’t know where to find these tools or just don’t understand how to use them. That’s exactly where Bill Gates wants to lend a helping hand.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:40pm
The idea is not to entertain but to soothe — and perhaps cut down on discipline problems, said Jim Wright, director of transportation for the Horry County School District that includes this city of almost 20,000 and Myrtle Beach on the northern South Carolina coast.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:38pm
Task force members will meet Friday to discuss the recommendations expected to be posted on the State Board of Education’s website late Wednesday or early Thursday. The list isn’t necessarily the final set of recommendation that will go to the governor.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:36pm
A federal investigator says Mesa Public Schools has corrected problems that led to a highly allergic fourth-grader’s repeated exposure to peanuts in a classroom last spring.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:35pm
The board’s action Tuesday, which gives the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education an opportunity to increase classroom interaction and closely monitor district finances, follows legislation approved earlier this year that removes a two-year waiting period before the state can intervene in struggling schools.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:33pm
The State Board of Education heard from teachers, employers, school board members and parents yesterday during a public hearing in Concord on changes to the state’s minimum standards, which outline what programs schools must offer in order to receive state funds.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:30pm
Legislators passed a law that is changing the way people think about bullying and where it happens. For the first time, schools are responsible for bullying incidents on and off of school property.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:28pm
While it’s been successful around the nation, PowerSchool has never been used for a district as large as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or the Wake County Public School System, said Philip Price, technology chief for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 2:10pm
President Obama got back on the bus Thursday with both a short- and long-term agenda. Over Thursday and Friday, the president planned to discuss proposals to lower college costs as he rolled through upstate New York and northeastern Pennsylvania. In the longer term, he is getting ready for potential budget battles in September, including the prospect of a government shutdown.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 12:28pm
Americans have a decidedly mixed view of the education reforms now sweeping the nation, supporting moves to open up public schools to more competition — and yet wary of ceding too much control to market forces.