Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:27pm
Aptly named “Wowzers Summer Explorers,” the free program will allow students who already use Wowzers in their school or classroom environments to easily continue on their learning path by accessing the program on their home computer or mobile devices with the same login credentials at a special summer website – summer.wowzers.com.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:23pm
How does an elementary school adjust to a steep and rapid rise in the number of poor children coming through its doors? With programs to build language and technological literacy, resilient character, and ties to the community, says Brett Wilfrid, principal of Sandburg Elementary School, on Madison’s far east side.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 12:22pm
Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications Company, is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) initiative designed to provide students who are interested in learning more about IT, an informal learning environment within an open forum.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:54am
Many in Inglewood thought the city's struggling school district had been handed a lifeline last year when the state Department of Education took the reins, hiring new leaders and infusing the school system with $55 million in emergency loans.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 10:46am
KayLynn McAbee is one of thousands of high school graduates across Colorado slated to take costly remedial courses that do not count toward her college degree. But McAbee will not have to pay for the courses because of a new summer program developed by Denver Public Schools.
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.