Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:39am
With two notable exceptions, the 2013 Legislature was marked by the death of a wide range of public school bills, including a push to delay the key impact of Louisiana’s new teacher evaluations.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:36am
Five years into the second phase of its mission to overhaul America’s public schools, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is moving to work more closely with teachers, generating interest but also wariness because of past hostilities.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:24am
Ability grouping and its close cousin, tracking, in which children take different classes based on their proficiency levels, fell out of favor in the late 1980s and the 1990s as critics charged that they perpetuated inequality by trapping poor and minority students in low-level groups.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:17am
Ernest "Todd" Holden comes to Ashe County (N.C.) from the Iredell-Statesville School System (N.C.), where he is currently the principal of West Iredell High School.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:14am
After a five-month search, the Lake Worth school board selected a new superintendent this week to replace Janice Cooper, who left the district earlier this year.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:11am
Debra Livingston, superintendent of the Fall Mountain Regional School District, was selected to lead New Hampshire's largest school district.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 9:49am
When Alissa Parker first heard there was a shooting at her 6-year-old daughter’s school, she immediately thought of the building’s security weaknesses and wished she’d spoken up. “Knowing the location of where Emilie’s classroom was, if anyone gained access to that building, I knew that my child was very vulnerable,” she said.
Submitted by Lauren Williams on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 9:35am
For Great Hearts’ administrators, the system automatically processes and tracks applications, calculates waitlists and generates data about a school’s applicant pool to assist with planning and budgeting.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 3:23pm
High schools in Mercer County and around the state were given surprise gifts last week: driving simulators with fifteen different programs that allow students in their classrooms to buckle-up and get real experience behind the wheel.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 06/09/2013 - 3:21pm
Police Chief Doug Barthel announced last month that the department no longer would dedicate three officers to giving fifth-grade students lessons on substance abuse, peer pressure and bullying.