Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:59am
Legal battles over when and where to draw the church-state line on school endorsement of religion can be a nightmare for administrators, a headache for judges and a payday for lawyers. Government neutrality toward religion is an essential condition of religious freedom — especially in public schools where impressionable young people are a captive audience.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:54am
Public charter schools are coming to Alabama, and they deserve a State Board of Education interested in the makeup of the commission that will make the critical decision about charter authorizations. That isn't a role the leaders of Alabama's public education system should reject or treat with apathy; they should embrace it.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:45am
Teachers are preparing students for a world in which the jobs increasingly require problem solving, critical thinking and creativity. Many schools are trying to mirror that sort of thinking in the classroom, but many students have very little autonomy, mastery or purpose with which to develop intrinsic motivation.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:40am
SunGard K-12 Education has selected Parchment as its premier provider for the transmission of electronic academic credentials - including transcripts - for the nearly 1,400 public school districts and charter schools using SunGard K-12’s eSchoolPLUS student information system.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:36am
PowerUp WHAT WORKS resources for struggling students and those with disabilities have been added to OpenEd's library. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the online resource at the American Institutes for Research provides customizable materials, lesson plans, instructional strategies, videos and more.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:31am
Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district’s North Learning Community Hopewell High School feeder pattern has adopted the Cambridge International Examinations curricula for its six schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:23am
Adding to the growing list of miscues for Florida's school-testing system, nearly 800 Pasco County students had their state math end-of-course exams invalidated because proctors gave them the wrong calculators.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:21am
Artwork depicting scenes of police brutality has set off a firestorm of comments from police supporters who have called the images "a gross misrepresentation." The project in question in the district art show, which featured hundreds of pieces of artwork created by K12 students, included drawings and captions depicting viewpoints on a current controversial issue chosen by students.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:47pm
An Alabama school bus safety bill is waiting on a signature from the governor and, if signed into law, it would allow school systems to put cameras on their buses.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:01pm
Republicans leaders of the Wisconsin legislature’s budget writing committee say they plan to add language that would create a special needs private school voucher program.