Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 3:04pm
Two kindergarten classes are speaking Spanish throughout most of their days in a successful opt-in, dual-language program in the Tigard-Tualatin (Ore.) School District.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:17pm
Dozens of Detroit public schools were forced to close in recent years as the district sank into debt and parents sought better education options. Now the city is getting high marks for its efforts to reuse those buildings — as churches, substances-abuse centers, housing and more.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:10pm
In part by studying high-performing schools, the Broward school district hopes to find answers to a longstanding problem that has perplexed South Florida and the nation: How to boost the success rates of young black boys?
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:04pm
Twenty New York City middle schools will add an extra 2.5 hours to the school day of 2,000 sixth-graders starting in September, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said on Monday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:36pm
More than three-quarters of the nation’s public elementary schools face no state or district limits on the sale of sugary drinks, candy or salty snacks, according to a survey.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:31pm
EPS Literacy and Intervention, a division of School Specialty, today announced the winners of its 2013 S.P.I.R.E.® (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) Awards, which honor students who have overcome significant challenges to improve their reading proficiency as well as the teachers who go above and beyond every day to ensure that all their students have the opportunity to improve their skills.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:54am
"How to Bullyproof Your Classroom," authored by Caltha Crowe and published by Northeast Foundation for Children, has been honored with the 46th annual Association of Educational Publishers’ 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award for Professional Development.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:08am
Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies this week announced that CBORD®, leading provider of campus card and integrated security solutions, is joining the aptiQ Alliance program. CBORD’s customers at colleges and universities, healthcare facilities, and a variety of other industries can easily incorporate aptiQ smart card and prospective near field communications (NFC) enabled smart phone credentials in a fully integrated security solution.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 9:50am
September 20-23, 2013
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 9:42am
NSBA is concerned that some provisions in the bill would create a much larger federal role that would hamper school districts’ innovation and flexibility, and other provisions that would create additional bureaucracies at the expense of student achievement.