Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:28pm
As schools open again in Western New York over the next few days, something new is in the air, especially for troubled school districts like Buffalo’s. It’s something that is very good for students, but perhaps not for administrators who can’t or won’t find their way forward.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:26pm
Now available at LakeshoreLearning.com and coming to Lakeshore Learning Stores nationwide on September 2, 2013, the company's new Learning at Home products are designed to inspire kids to discover, create, build and much more.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:24pm
Less than 4 percent of Arizona students took an online class in the 2011-12 school year, but it’s enough for some school districts to lose millions of dollars in state funding.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:23pm
This expansion supports Forsyth County Schools’ nationally recognized Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) program, which encourages students to bring their personal technology tools to school for learning.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:21pm
Fast ForWord is different from other reading interventions because it targets the root cause of learning issues, like weaknesses in phonemic awareness, memory, attention and processing. Students using the program can raise their reading skill level up to two years in as little as three months.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:21pm
As the first new school year begins since 20 elementary-school children and six staff members were shot to death at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December, security concerns are testing school officials throughout the nation like never before.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:17pm
Students across South Jersey are preparing to go back to school this week. From pencils and backpacks to sneakers and wardrobe, there’s no shortage of expense for parents, but with school uniforms becoming increasingly popular, some districts are trying to cut down on the spending.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:17pm
To meet the Student Growth and Academic Achievement component of Georgia’s Teacher Keys Effectiveness System, teachers of non-tested subjects must implement Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) to gauge student growth.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:14pm
They say you should never make decisions out of fear, but on Wednesday, when I announced that I was prepared to recommend to members of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers that we forgo salary increases and make changes to our health-benefits plan, I was indeed motivated by fear - fear of what our schools and classrooms will look like if we can't restore the programs and services lost with the layoffs of nearly 4,000 school employees in June.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 3:10pm
More than 30,000 out-of-school suspensions were issued to public school students -- some of them repeatedly to the same students -- in kindergarten through 12th grade in Allegheny County alone in 2011-12, the most recent year for which countywide data are available. The numbers illustrate the tension between keeping kids in class and keeping schools safe and orderly.