Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 2:51pm
The Department of Education rolled out a communications outreach program Monday to teach parents about its role in state education. It includes a new website, hotline, and online forums and blogs for parents.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 2:48pm
Gov. Pat Quinn got it right when he spared the state's education budget from deep cuts, even as he embarked on pension reform and massive cuts to Medicaid, the state's education chief said Monday in Peoria.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 2:41pm
U.S. schools will need broadband speeds of 100 Mbps per 1,000 students and staff members by the 2014-15 school year in order to meet a growing demand for Web-based instruction and a skyrocketing number of student-owned Web devices, according to a report by a trade group representing state education agencies.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 05/22/2012 - 2:37pm
Seeking to spur a bold rethinking of the American classroom, the Obama administration on Tuesday will propose divvying up $400 million among local school districts that devise new ways of reaching children, especially students from poor and rural families.