Submitted by Georgia Langner on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 10:41pm
As Common Core implementation begins, education publishers are creating products that align with the standards and take advantage of technology that elicits student engagement.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:47pm
After six months of parent angst and School Board debate, rezoning of Seminole County elementary schools will wrap up this week when the board gives final approval to new attendance zones for 17 schools.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:44pm
The variety of Bridgeport school programs serving students on the autism spectrum has increased over the last decade as the district has sought to educate more students in its own schools instead of expensive outside programs.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:39pm
It started as a transitional program, a way to teach special education students with developmental disabilities how to handle personal finances, find a job and live independently once they left school.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 04/14/2013 - 5:36pm
A Florida teacher has angered parents after having her fourth-grade class write a statement about giving up constitutional rights.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 1:48pm
An Andover lawmaker has filed legislation that would lift the charter-school cap on the state's 30 lowest-performing school districts, including Lowell, Gardner, and Fitchburg, a move praised as creating more options for nontraditional education and criticized for taking state dollars away from the public system.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:11pm
The school, at 2833 W. Adams St., is one of 53 elementary schools that CPS says is significantly underenrolled and should be closed next fall in a sweeping cost-cutting effort pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Under the plan, Calhoun kids will be sent nearly a half-mile north to Cather Elementary, which officials contend is an even better school.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 12:07pm
The memo notes that nearly all of the teachers at one Washington elementary school had students whose test papers showed high numbers of wrong-to-right erasures and asks, "Could a separate person have been responsible?"
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:56am
As school districts across the country consider placing more police officers in schools, youth advocates and judges are raising alarm about what they have seen in the schools where officers are already stationed: a surge in criminal charges against children for misbehavior that many believe is better handled in the principal’s office.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:46am
President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan last year issued what has become known as the "digital mandate," challenging schools to adopt digital technology by 2017.