Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:09pm
Test Free has launched SAT Free, a no-cost online test preparation course, for all college-bound and college-interested students, including juniors taking the SAT this spring.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:09pm
Superintendent David Stegall of Newton-Conover City Schools in North Carolina had a simple idea two years ago: The fees collected when community groups rent district facilities—instead of going to the general fund—could be given to students and staff to develop innovative programs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:58pm
The free Copilot Family parental control app will include the weekly Insight Email, which will detail a child’s technology use. The feature provides a window into how children are using mobile devices, indicating what new apps the child has downloaded on a weekly basis.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:54pm
As states try to bring new rigor and accountability to their teacher evaluation systems, digital video is emerging as one tool for standardizing and enhancing the sometimes perfunctory ritual of classroom observation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:30pm
No nonsense, persistent and protective, native son and superintendent Michael Yazurlo strives to move Yonkers, N.Y. schools from a segregated past to brighter future, and transform the culture of one of New York state's “Big 5” largest urban districts.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 2:17pm
Discovery Education expanded its partnership with Tennessee’s Metro Nashville Public Schools. In the latest phase of this seven-year relationship, middle school students districtwide will be able to learn through Discovery Education’s Social Studies Techbook series.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:57pm
We interact with computing devices every day—so should we have a better understanding of the science behind them? An increasing number of districts are saying yes—this year, 25 states require computer science courses for high school graduation, compared to only 11 states in 2013.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 1:32pm
Magnet schools have made a big comeback in America’s education system, offering curricula that span the spectrum—from medicine to the arts to language immersion. The revitalized programs provide plenty of hands-on experience, while the academic themes are infused into traditional classes such as math and English.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:41pm
Many state education departments remain silent on how districts should handle parent requests for opting students out of PARCC or Smarter Balanced testing. Some states allow families to opt out for religious or disability reasons, while others mandate assessments but have no consequences for non-participation.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 12:31pm
New York City students are getting a taste of carpentry and other trades through a partnership with the National Park Service focused on refurbishing historical buildings.