Submitted by Lauren Williams on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:43am
More than 1.2 million students already have access to thousands of books on the myON platform, but this expansion will provide them with unlimited anytime, anywhere access to their personalized learning environment from virtually any device using the Android operating system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 3:15pm
As executive director of the Southwest Center for Educational Excellence, a consortium of 45 public school districts, private schools, colleges, and universities, I feel it is my duty to share some thoughts on Senate Bill 26, sponsored by Sen. Will Kraus of Lee’s Summit.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 3:11pm
When School Committee Chairman Jonathan Pope called out both Counselor-at-Large Bruce Tobey and the Times, he actually reached out in a manner that the entire school committee should have long before now.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 3:05pm
Lincoln (Neb.) Public Schools will have two former Omaha-area school administrators on its executive team. Liz Standish, 38, controller for Omaha Public Schools since 2007, was hired as the district’s associate superintendent of business affairs, replacing Mark Shepard. Shepard will return as the school district’s associate superintendent for a year, then will become superintendent.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:59pm
According to district board president Steve Sabo, the Niagara-Wheatfield (N.Y.) Central School District will have a full-time superintendent when the school year begins in September. Sabo confirmed the school board was to appoint its next leader at its meeting on Thursday night.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:55pm
Tim Wilson will step into Carrollton (Mich.) Public Schools in July as superintendent. The district, which is just outside Saginaw, hired the Clinton High School principal on Monday, according to Carrollton school board president Phillip Abney.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:30pm
In an attempt to provide an alternative to nearby charter schools, the Brunswick (Maine) school board is in preliminary talks for a partnership with the proposed Brunswick Landing International School, to open by fall 2014.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:24pm
What appears to be a bad stomach bug is ripping through a small school in Wayne (Pa.) A little more than 120 children and three teachers -- out of 444 students and 35 teachers who attend and teach at the K8 school -- were out sick Thursday at Saint Katharine of Siena School.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:12pm
Muskegon (Mich.) Public Schools is turning its financial operations over to the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, a move officials said isn’t directly related to the district’s budget deficit but one that will help address the deficit.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 2:06pm
Top elected officials in Wake County, N.C. have agreed to support a school construction program of around $911 million that could cost the average homeowner roughly $135 more per year in property taxes.