Submitted by Georgia Langner on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 9:25pm
District IT leaders are prioritizing BYOD, assessment readiness, and broadband access for their schools.
Submitted by Georgia Langner on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 9:18pm
Discover how the McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders program unlocks the Common Core Standards through a digital, dynamic and engaging student/teacher experience.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 4:11pm
By David S. Martin, Ph.D., 5-2-13
We read increasing numbers of messages these days about second thoughts that various entities are having in regard to the Common Core Curriculum Standards. On the one hand, this statement of concerns is definitely troubling because for the real first time, the Common Core (for all of its shortcomings) is a bona fide attempt to coordinate American public education—an historic attempt; the resistance is partly due to short-sighted parochialism on the part of some states, wanting to “maintain” their own curriculum.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:52pm
The Sweetwater County School District 1 board of trustees on Wednesday selected a Colorado educator as the district's next superintendent. Mathew Neal, the director of innovation strategy and operations for Denver Public Schools, was chosen from a field of four candidates, according to a district media release.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:47pm
The current superintendent of the Saraland City School System will serve as the Alabaster school superintendent beginning on July 1. Dr. Wayne Vickers was chosen out of a pool of 16 candidates who applied for the position in March, and will replace current Interim Superintendent Dr. Phillip Hammonds.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:40pm
Dallas is facing “a moment of truth” over its public school system and must choose reform over stagnation, Mayor Mike Rawlings said Wednesday in a signal of his support for embattled Dallas school Superintendent Mike Miles. The mayor made it clear that he believes Miles must be given the latitude to implement changes intended to improve Dallas schools, even if the superintendent’s efforts frustrate some city leaders, particularly in the black community.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:25pm
Pinellas County Schools officials hope to shave about $6.5 million off their budget by retooling special education programs. Closing the K12 Hamilton Disston School in Gulfport and moving the students to other schools is expected to save $1.8 million, while other special education staffing changes are expected to save an additional $4.7 million.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:17pm
The Louisiana state Senate Education Committee rejected a move to repeal the state's Science Education Act on Wednesday, handing a defeat to opponents who have criticized the law for essentially allowing the teaching of creationism in science class.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:14pm
On Wednesday, Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, seemed happy to defer the spotlight to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as the pair chatted on stage at the NewSchools Summit in partnership with The Aspen Institute in Burlingame, Calif. Powell Jobs turned from interview subject to inquisitor as she quizzed Duncan on improving the nation’s education system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/02/2013 - 12:50pm
Project Frog built a school in a warehouse. Or at least, part of a school. The “componentized” building company — Frog management dislikes the terms “prefab” and “modular” — put up a life-size model of one classroom, a hall, and a couple other rooms in their warehouse on a San Francisco pier.