Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:47pm
Across the country, the school year is drawing to a close. Students are taking tests and packing up their backpacks. They are counting down, as they always do, to the last day of class. Though no comparable countdown exists, what is also drawing to a close is the analog era of education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:41pm
Raleigh Public school students take too many tests, Gov. Pat McCrory told education leaders Wednesday, and the state needs to figure out how to lighten the load. During a meeting with the State Board of Education, McCrory said he has instructed his new senior education adviser, Eric Guckian, to identify which tests are unnecessary and report back by the end of the summer.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:32pm
Districts are trading print for digital textbooks, with 22 states making significant digital content policy changes in recent years—altering the definition of a textbook and encouraging flexible funding.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:29pm
Cloud computing is taking K12 by storm with fully 90 percent of K12 institutions relying on or implementing cloud technology in 2012, according to the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:26pm
Students who are identified early as at-risk and get support like extra reading have a better chance at graduating high school. But many students are unable to access early education opportunities.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:24pm
Dr. Ember Conley has been unanimously selected as its new superintendent beginning July 1, 2013. She is currently Deputy Superintendent of the Maricopa Unified School District in Maricopa, Arizona.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:22pm
A conversation with former Newtown Superintendent Janet Robinson on the tragedy of December 14, 2012, and the continual healing process.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:20pm
As the next superintendent of the Poughkeepsie City School District, Nicole Williams said she plans to lay the foundation to boosting student achievement by listening to and learning from students, parents, teachers, coaches and community members about their expectations and concerns.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:17pm
Many elementary students' math performance improves when their teachers collaborate, work in professional learning communities or do both, yet most students don't spend all of their elementary school years in these settings, a new study by UNC Charlotte researchers shows.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:13pm
An Oakland charter school that has high-achieving students but allegedly engaged in financial improprieties has gone to court to try to keep its doors open. The Oakland school board voted by a narrow 4-3 margin on March 20 to revoke the charter for the American Indian Model Schools, alleging that the school hasn't done enough to rectify financial irregularities that were found in a state audit last year.