Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:57pm
The Indianapolis Public School Board has picked eight semi-finalists to interview to become its next superintendent. Board president Diane Arnold hopes to narrow the list to three or four finalists by Monday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 2:37pm
Jim Merrill, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools, has been named superintendent for the Wake County (N.C.) school system. Merrill, who worked at Wake schools as an English teacher for 16 years early in his career, lauded the district as a leader in the state and nation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 9:09am
Our writers and editors are always looking for experts and educators who can be sources for our articles. We also want to hear about how school districts are using various products to improve the learning environment and enhance operational efficiency. Here are several ways to get involved with our editorial department.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 06/19/2013 - 8:54am
We are writing a story about the use of video games in K12 education. We are looking for experts, educators, and software designers who can tell us about the latest thinking on how games should—and shouldn’t—be used in school. Follow the link to contact us.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:50pm
ON June 6, at a middle school in Mooresville, N.C., President Obama set a goal of high-speed Internet in nearly every public school in America in five years. It was a bold and needed pronouncement — except that in 1996 President Clinton said virtually the same thing, calling for libraries and classrooms to be “hooked up to the Information Superhighway by the year 2000.”
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:43pm
A slight majority of high schools in the mid-Hudson Valley experienced an increase in graduation rates in 2012 and nearly all surpassed the state average, according to new state Education Department data.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:39pm
With strong parent support, Highland Park ISD administrators are planning a new elementary foreign language program.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:34pm
None of us likes to think that bullying would occur in our community. But the May 24 incident offers some lessons in how parents and schools can address the problem.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:25pm
After turning away kids for years, school superintendents say they plan to begin accepting transfer requests this summer from the first of what could be hundreds — if not thousands — of students seeking to leave two unaccredited districts in north St. Louis County.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 3:21pm
Washington state’s school superintendent says he opposes the expansion of half-days on school calendars and wants lawmakers to act next year to give his office the authority to curb them.